Product Type: Dell laptops
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Dell Studio 15
Member Name: RKearins1
Dell Studio 15
Advantages: Speedy processor and great value
Disadvantages: Slight bulkyness and slight overheating
I purchased a Dell Studio 15 around seven months ago and so far it has proven a very wise decision. Bought directly from Dell, the whole process of ordering the laptop is very simple and there can be a lot of customisation with the laptop, which is a very useful feature if the user needs more or less power or battery life etc from their laptop.
On to the product itself, on aesthetic terms it may not be as sleek or pleasing to the eye as a Mac or Sony laptop, but still has a lot of nice features such as the grey circular patterned print inside the laptop underneath the keyboard. Also the lid is glossed and looks very modern, although it is partial to finger marks which can be irritating. The laptop itself is fairly bulky in comparison with the laptops mentioned above, however it is not bulky to a point where it makes it an ugly laptop. Overall I'd rate this laptops looks fairly highly for the price.
In terms of performance, this laptop really excels in terms of the speed and quality you get for the price. The Intel Core2 Duo Processor is very fast and therefore makes it very easy to load documents and web pages. It isn't enough to run modern age games, but if you are looking for a laptop just to use the internet, write documents and basically do anything not as demanding as running modern games, this will do the job a treat.
The battery life is about 2 hours with a reasonable level of screen brightness, which is probably the market average battery life for laptops. The laptop does get quite hot, especially just underneath the keyboard. This isn't a major problem but it probably does affect the long term life of the laptop. I would advise using it on a flat surface to minimise overheating.
Connectivity is good with all standard connections you'd accept and as can be seen in the product description. The HDMI is a very nice bonus form of connectivity as it allows you to connect your laptop to the television, meaning you can watch online clips or view images on a full screen.
Overall a very good product and well worth the price.
Summary: A great laptop for the price, highly reccomended.
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