And it's already going back
It's my first ever brand new laptop purchase, picked up a Core i5 Dell Inspiron 15z touch. I was hoping Intel's 4000 graphics could run Minecraft but it's just not happening. Pretty choppy even at minimal settings, so I'll be sending this thing back for the Core i7 model with the Nvidia discrete graphics.
Besides the graphics though this thing is great. The keyboard is really nice (backlit chicklet keyboard), the touchpad is better than Dell's standalone Windows 8 touchpad, and the multitouch monitor is very responsive and something I find myself using quite often. Reaching up and scrolling web pages with my left thumb is completely natural feeling, and just about anything else I do on it works quite well. Probably doesn't help I've always hated touchpads, even very good ones like the one on this. I'm also pretty impressed by how thin this is for all that it packs. The build quality seems much better than any Dells I've tried in the past, seems like a solid little machine.
15" 1366x768 screen (wish they had announced a higher res display at CES but it's not terrible), Gorilla Glass, glossy but has an antiglare coating that works decently well
Core i5 3317U 1.7ghz processor
500gb platter hdd + 32gb SSD
DVD burner (wouldn't mind BluRay but I don't use it enough to matter right now)
Looking forward to getting the i7 model.
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