Date Joined: 12/15/08
Pros: The base has full tilt/swivel capability, which is very helpful for tailoring the setup.
Plug and play; it just worked.
I've used it with Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and others. No problems with any of them.
It's been reliable in the 2+ months I've been using it.
Overall Review: Recommended. Works as expected. I haven't used the microphone yet, but I tested it and it seemed to work fine.
Plenty of connectivity options
Reliable business-class device
Affordable when purchased refurbished
Cons: Fan noise can be an issue
No built-in bluetooth or WiFi (at least not on the units I bought)
Overall Review: I've found these to be reliable and fast enough for general business use. Easy to maintain, replaceable parts are easy to access. Like many HP business class systems, they sometimes take a long time to restart, pausing sometimes for a couple minutes while something is going on before the restart. Overall a very good value if you're looking for a compact desktop system.
Pros: Easy raise/lower action
Cons: The keyboard tray attachment is a bit awkward, but it works well enough.
Overall Review: Relative to other mid-priced adjustable desk-topppers, this one works well. It was a great deal on sale, and not on sale it's still a solid buy. Recommended.
1TB hard drive.
Cons: Trackpad may take some getting used to for people expecting right/left buttons.
Overall Review: I only used this for a couple days while I set it up for a user who will be using it offsite for mostly remote access and basic business needs. Seems like it will be a good choice for that purpose, as long as it is reliable. Can't beat the price.
Pros: No bloatware, runs fast enough for our user's standard office apps.
Cons: Cases can be a little scratched up or dinged, but so far it's all been superficial.
Overall Review: Runs Office, FileMaker Pro, internet apps reliably.
Pros: The battery fits perfectly, charges, and runs the laptop as expected, with some important caveats explained below.
Cons: The major con can only be attributed to Dell itself. They include circuitry in their own batteries that allows a Dell laptop to recognize it. Third party batteries usually don't have whatever this is, and as a result, frequently don't work as well as expected or, in some cases, at all. Although we can charge this battery to 100%, as soon as we remove the power supply, the system warns us that the battery is low - 99%, and we should attach a power supply as soon as possible or we may lose our work. Sure enough, not long after that (15 minutes?), the laptop will suddenly shut down. Thanks, Dell.
Overall Review: I'm no longer buying Dell laptops for our business, not for this reason alone, but this added to the other long list of things I dislike about Dell or their systems means I'm sticking with HP or Lenovo.