A couple of months ago I bought a new laptop, and I love it so much that I want to post a review for anyone searching for information about it. The Dell XPS M1210 has been amazing, and so far I haven't experienced any problems with it. Some of the reasons I bought it:
I'm sure I'm missing things, but those are the pieces that have impressed me so far. I highly recommend this little gem. When I was at the Massachusetts Library Association conference earlier this month, I was holding it out in the hallway when a woman walked by and said, "M1210, right? I love mine!"
I'll also note that it is running Windows Vista, the thought of which really scared me at first. I was sorry I hadn't ordered the laptop sooner when I realized I could no longer order it with XP, but I've been pleasantly surprised. It's not nearly as bad as I thought it would be, although I don't think I'd be ready to support it in an organizational context yet.
It's a lot more-Mac like, with widgets built into the desktop and Mac-like windows. I was grinning from ear to ear when I first booted up and saw the RSS icon on the desktop by default. For four years now I've been doing presentations about RSS, describing how it will be built into everything in the future, including operating systems. Now I have my visual proof! I know Macs have done more with RSS in the past, but I believe this is the first time it's been on the desktop by default. Further vindication! :)
The only problem I've really had with Vista is that "quick install" doesn't work for my Treo. Regular install does, though, so this isn't a big deal. Otherwise, it's been pretty smooth sailing, even with Office 2007. I haven't used Word or Excel much, but once I got used to the new Powerpoint, I fell hard. There are some nice, new features in there, as well as better organization of the existing ones. It takes a while to adjust to it, but it's worth it.
So to summarize, in case you can't tell, count me in the "I love mine" camp for the Dell XPS M1210. I hope I'm not jinxing myself by posting all of this (given my past history with digital devices), but if you can afford a tricked out M1210, I can't recommend it enough!
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