Product Type: Dell laptops
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Dell XPS L501x : A good pick and a good price. Dell Warranty tested and proved worthwhile.
Dell XPS L501x
Member Name: Reccemaster
Dell XPS L501x
Advantages: Good Screen, Good Graphics capability and a nice Keyboard layout.
Disadvantages: Battery doesn't last as long as you would like it to.
There were several reasons for choosing the Dell XPS L501 as my replacement laptop...I needed a smaller unit to replace my old 'desktop replacement' unit, but didn't want to spend the earth or lose graphics capability so that I could play graphic-hungry online games as well as use it for work and for general surfing.
Once I'd chosen the XPS L501 (in my case direct from Dell) for it's specifications, I found the screen to be crystal clear, the keyboard to be well set out and the mouse responsive. It has proved to be a capable unit, although within 12 months the hard drive unfortunately gave up and needed to be replaced, thankfully under warranty. This has proved to be the only downside in thousands of hours of use.
Graphics are good and memory can be upgraded to maintain 'future proof' capacity. The HDD is large and the DVD / RW combo unit is capable. You get a limited number of USB connections which I thought to start may restrict me, but with lots of things going 'Wi-fi', the but in wifi connection get round this well.
The battery life is acceptable but nothing to shout about, and by now it needs replacing. The software loaded is 'ok' to get you going but you need more to use the system to its full potential.
Would I buy another one? Yes I would. Would I recommend it for upper mid user levels? Yes.
Summary: Well priced mid range laptop capable of most tasks you could ever want to complete.
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