This ultrabook was made for me and I prefer it to my maxed out Sandy Bridge XPS 15. I'm still amazed at how quick this Core i5, 6GB RAM machine is. That little 32GB SSD helps too. Display resolution is perfect as my sight isn't what it used to be. Videos/streaming play well and the sound is just fine. Wireless connection (23 Mbps) is very close to what I get on my ethernet wired gaming machine. Bluetooth mouse takes care of the limited two USB ports. Keyboard and touchpad work really well. Overall, a slim, good-looking, light ultrabook with Ivy Bridge and a bonus DVD burner. A backlit keyboard would have made for a perfect machine for me.
I like sturdy laptops and this one is indeed well-built and good-looking. I had two main reasons for buying this laptop. First up, the 95% color gamut from the B+RGLED backlight on the 1080p display is superior. It has to be seen to be believed. Don't even think about configuring this device without this screen. Second, the audio is excellent. You're not going to be listening to high fidelity here but you won't need headphones either. There are enough configuration options. Plenty of processors to choose from. I went with the 2720QM with 6MB cache. RAM here is running at 1333 MHz. I got the GeForce GT 540M 2GB but would've liked an option for the GeForce GT 555M. The Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 pretty much gives me the same speed (25 Mbps) throughout the house and back yard as I get with the direct gigabit ethernet connection on my new Sandy Bridge gaming build. The 86-key backlit keyboard is a pleasure. Note that there is no Num Lock here and you'll need to use the on-screen keyboard in this case. I connect a keyboard and use a mouse half of the time but the large Synaptics multi-touch touchpad is accurate and responsive. The touchpad buttons are also great. I'm getting at least seven hours of battery life when gaming, playing movies, etc, with Wi-Fi off. I've been buying Dell's XPS line for decades with zero issues.