Product Type: Dell laptops
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A Dell laptop that looks good and performs well
Dell Studio 15
Member Name: kenneth_leong
Dell Studio 15
Advantages: Good and solid specs, Nice looking laptop, Spacious keyboard and wide monitor
Disadvantages: None noted
Usually, Dell laptops have been thought of to be very business type machines often used by corporations and businesses for their staff. However, this particular version looks very much like a personal home laptop with specs that would work great for both work and entertainment.
When I purchased this laptop, I would say it was averagely priced compared to its peers in the market (I'd say about £750 when converted). Although you are very likely to be able to get a cheaper on you won't get a better looking one. For its price, you get the added bonus of a wide range of colours and designs that can be interchanged on the cover of the laptop.
Another thing I liked about this Dell is the size of it. Although it is not bulky or heavy, I liked that it did not feel small or cramped. The keyboard was well spaced out and had a natural feel. I believe that some level of work has been put in by Dell in the design of the laptop because even the track pad seems to be in the right place and is easy to navigate and use.
I was also impressed with the 15.6' monitor which provided clear and crisp images. I tried playing my Avatar DVD on it and was happy with the performance. There was no lag in the pictures and the sound was not too bad. This is a result of the HD display and the LED backlight that comes with the monitor.
Also, if you are an avid gamer like I am, you will be happy with the fact that this laptop comes with a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics card for your basic gaming needs. This is a mid range graphics card that can handle certain games, but I would not advise you go over the top or expect too much.
In terms of performance, Dell laptops are such that you can customize your needs in terms of processor speed, RAM and hard disk space. However, I believe that the basic package of 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD is more than sufficient to meet your needs. If not, this is easily expandable in the online Dell store.
Overall, this is a great laptop to have for both work and entertainment.
Summary: Overall a very nice laptop for both work and play
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