I will admit to being apprehensive after placing my order for this, particularly after reading some of the 'expert' reviews online. Most criticised this for being too slow, having poor battery life, lack of ports and generally being nothing more than a gimmick. They were wrong on all but one...The battery life is unfortunaley poor when compared to your traditional tablets (iPad, Galaxy Tab etc) providing up to 4 hours. You also cannot replace the battery as it is built in.
If like me, battery life is not your primary concern and you are looking for a home browser with the option of tablet mode or netbook mode this is ideal.
As a netbook it performs impeccably. The screen is stunning with an above average resolution and speed wise I have no complaints. The dual core processor is fantastic and handles most standard tasks very well. I do not use this for games so can't comment on those. The keyboard feels good to use and I can type at speed.
I particularly enjoy using this in tablet mode. The multi-touch capacitive screen works like a charm and despite Windows 7 not being the most friendly OS for tablets I find it perfectly acceptable to use. It is an enjoyable experience and i can't understand why its received so much flak. Yes its no iPad in terms of the user experience, but then I wasn't expecting it to be. I would much rather have a full Windows system and be able to browse the web without restrictions and perform simple productivity tasks without having to buy apps in order to achieve this. This is more important to me.
I decided to remove all the Dell preinstalled 'touch' software (Dell Stage) as I found it to be a little slow and buggy. Using their software does not unfortunately do the superb hardware they have produced justice.
In summary I am really pleased with my purchase. Its a great looking machine and the ability to flip between tablet / netbook viewing modes within 2-3 seconds is fantastic. I also ordered the Dell Dock which provides additional ports (ethernet, USB, SD Card) and also offers a convenient way to store the device in Tablet mode. The dock looks really cool and can be used as a clock / picture frame when not in use. Recommended