The Dell XPS 13 (2015 model) is, for the most part, amazing. Its mix of portability, power, and style, while still being a fully functional laptop (2-in-1s aren't my thing) makes this laptop one of my best tech choices so far.The XPS 13 has both pros and cons. In my opinion, the cons are easily outweighed by the pros, but not everyone will agree with me. Some of the cons, however, were almost a deal breaker for me in the beginning, almost returning it. Nonetheless, I will list them here (in no particular order):PROS:- It is extremely light and portable. As a college student carrying heavy textbooks, making my backpack a few pounds lighter by using this little thing is refreshing.- Despite the lid being more of the size of a 11"-12" laptop, the 13" screen is just the right size; not too big, not too small.- There is plenty of room to rest my wrists, making this laptop comfortable to type on.- It is FAST. The SSD + Intel i5 processor (not to mention 8 GB of RAM) allows me to do homework, play video games, and use the internet in ways other small, very compact computers cannot. Games played on this include indie, browser, and MMOs like World of Warcraft and Smite. Heavier games like GTA V, Fallout 4 and fast-paced FPS's have not been tried yet, though on low settings, it may/should be able to handle it.- Little to no noise, and it only gets warm when playing games for prolonged periods of time (2+ hours, usually).- Backlit keyboard is great. Screen brightness is also superb.- Speakers are very acceptable quality and loud enough to hear across the room without problem.- When browsing the internet and doing homework (Word, OneNote, PowerPoint, etc.) the battery easily lasts for up to 8-10 hours when screen brightness is 40% or under (usually do not have it above 30% - as stated before, it is very bright!).CONS:- Keyboard is just okay - I wish the keys where slightly larger/thicker (though it is mostly part of the design).- Trackpad is often annoying to use/unresponsive/sensitive. This is a normal problem with Windows laptops.- It is extremely expensive. I paid CAD $1467 for no touchscreen, 128 GB storage, and 8 GB RAM. 4 GB of RAM was only $100 cheaper (4 being far too low for me), and an extra 128 GB of storage was a whopping $400 more; something I greatly needed but could not afford.- Adding to the last point, you cannot customize/expand it once you have purchased it, as everything is fused to the motherboard (think Apple - you can't open it!).- Dust and other particles get stuck in the lip of the screen, keyboard, and trackpad, which drives me insane. I cannot clean in there. Picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTyJc1VUcAEN5BU.jpg- The carbon fiber wrist rests get dirty and smeared very easily. I have to wipe it often to keep it clean. Picture: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTyJc93U8AA1f1v.jpg- The bright, white light that emanates from both the front of the laptop (right under the trackpad) and the charger head while it is plugged in is more blinding and annoying than I'd like to admit. - Webpages and windows are sometimes distorted and squished onto the screen, making items overlap and hard (sometimes impossible) to read and click on. I believe this is mainly a Windows 10 problem (as of November 14th, 2015).- The sharp edges of the laptop look wonderful, but have actually ripped through laptop sleeves I have used for it, requiring me to purchase a heavy-duty laptop bag to prevent this.Other points to consider:- Few ports because it is very thin - what did you expect?- Split-screen multitasking isn't amazing due to only having 13 inches of screen to work with.- The webcam is placed in an odd spot, though I don't use it enough to care. I am comfortable where it is.- Keyboard may feel cramped for larger hands.- Speakers can get quite loud - no need to max out the volume.- Bluetooth accessories (mouse, extra keyboard, etc.) are recommended as you only have 2 USB ports.Overall, I am happy with my purchase. However, if I were to buy another laptop right now, it would not be this one. Some of the cons annoy me too much for me to drop another $1500 or so on it.For business or work, if you have a fairly high budget to spend, the new Dell XPS 13 is definitely worth a look. Other than the trackpad, I would buy this over a MacBook Air/Pro any day. Great power and portability combined into one!