Product Type: Dell laptops
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Good, fast laptop
Dell Studio 15
Member Name: CandyFluff
Dell Studio 15
Disadvantages: Blu-Ray broke
I've had this laptop for about 22 months now. I do a lot of video editing so speed was a priority for me. On my old computer a video could take 24 hours to process - now it takes 1 hour for the same file! Games are a lot faster too! I mainly play the Sims 2, so the game loads in just a few minutes, and runs brilliantly.
There is an HDMI socket on the left side so it is incredibly easy to connect to my TV for watching on the big screen. You can set it so that the TV can be a second monitor, so you can watch a DVD while still checking your email. With a 283GB hard drive, there's plenty of space for a media library.
You are able to customise your laptop on the Dell website, so I chose to upgrade to a blu-ray drive. This failed just after the warranty ran out, but still reads DVDs and CDs so while I'm disappointed, the computer is still useable for everyday activities.
The build quality is excellent. It feels very solid. It seems strange to say it, but the buttons of the mouse touchpad are my favourite part, they have a lovely soft tactile feel.
The laptop was more expensive than some others, but the speed of the i7 is fantastic. It also came with Windows 7 Professional. (I'm ashamed to admit it took months before I figured out it came with Minesweeper installed.)
Summary: Excellent laptop for video playing/editing.
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