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Great Computer for a College Student
on April 14, 2014
I bought this laptop a year and a half ago for my daughter on her way to college. I liked the low weight, backlit keypads and the fact that it is a Dell. Plus the price was great compared to other models.
I purchased a warranty thru SquareTrade, including drop/spill protection for about 25% of what it would cost thru Dell.
One year of school just about down and the laptop is holding up very well. Compared to others at school (and our Sony Vaio at home) the battery life is great. She's able to do all her standard email, online and other things (as you would expect). Screen resolution is very nice for movie watching. She's even able to log in to the school server and use the NX modeling software for one of her engineering classes on the laptop.
The chrome plastic strip around the edge did break and she's holding it down with a piece of tape, but that's a minor issue and is honestly a lot less damage than I expected considering how beat-up most of her posessions get.
I would buy again in a heart-beat.