Top positive review
The perfect laptop for students as well as those who's job requires them to travel frequently.
11 August 2018
Overall, this is a brilliant laptop. It's mainly for those who need a thin and light laptop for work. Boot times are phenomenal, the screen is above average (although a little on the 'dimmer' side). The 8th generation Core i5-8250U is a true quad core with 2 threads per core. In short, performance has never been so good especially for an ULV chip like this. The laptop is light, compact, well built and fast. I've summarised the advantages and disadvantages below :-
1) Excellent performance
2) Light and easy to carry
3) Fingerprint sensor is extremely fast and accurate
4) A laptop that's built to last
5) Dell support - I had an issue with MS Office 2016 activation and called Dell. They contacted Microsoft and the issue was resolved immediately.
6) Backlit keyboard. Well designed keys.
7) Comes preinstalled with lifetime subscription of MS Office 2016 Home & Student as well as 15 month subscription of McAfee Antivirus.
1) Battery life could have been better. I get about 5-6 hours on average.
2) Not a good option for gamers - This goes without saying, although the CPU is good enough for most games, the iGPU isn't. This laptop simply isn't meant for playing AAA titles and other graphics intensive tasks like video editing.
3) Thermal design system - Although I haven't faced any issues yet, the exterior design for cooling system seems flawed. There's only one vent on the bottom of the laptop. This means that using the laptop on a bed (or anything that blocks this vent) will definitely cause the laptop to overheat.