Editors Liked

  • Good build quality, Removable battery, Responsive Touchpad
  • Blu-ray drive included. Fastest Core i3 processor on the block. Excellent keyboard. Soft mouse buttons. Large 640GB hard drive. HDMI and eSATA
  • Good design. Sturdy construction. Competent computing performance. Blu-ray drive. Spacious 640GB hard drive
  • Great looks, Durable chassis, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Decent performance and design for a reasonable price; excellent battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lacks a dedicated numpad, Springy feedback from keys
  • Lackluster battery scores. Not for gamers
  • The rear placement of USB ports will be irritating to anyone with a thumb drive. Battery life won't survive on a cross-country flight
  • Some options not available on all configurations
  • Not as customizable as previous Dells; too many built-in advertising pitches