This is my first experience with Dell, although my wife has used Dell gear before at work and her experience, in her words, is “it just works”. My first laptop cost me 5000 dollars 10 years ago, and about four years ago I had a Toshiba for my work, So I have some experience with them … I’d like to consider myself as an average user.
My usage of the computer is and will be primarily E-mail and Internet surfing, as well as the office applications such as Word and Excel and some Accounting Programs like QuickBooks.
I ordered a Dell Vostro 1510 laptop on 24 December 2008 and it was delivered in the morning of 7 January 2009. It is well within the estimated 7-10 working days given the public holidays over this period.
Item has arrived as ordered. Nothing is missing or broken. Screen is fine, web cam and touch pad are all fine.
I had read in some reviews that the keyboard seemed to bounce and found some comments about the actual case. So far, I have no problems and all is more than acceptable.
One thing that I like it best is that the system was generally not loaded with unwanted software. Though it does have Google desktop gadget stuff and toolbar but that was easy to uninstall. However, it did not even have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, which is interesting but still acceptable.