Dell’s mid-range segment of laptops, Studio, is for people who want something more than what the basic entry-level models have to offer. We’d tested the Studio 14 a while back when it was in its Core 2 Duo iteration, and found it to be a darn good 14-inch laptop. It had a good build and finish, and great flexibility in its specifications.
It had upgrades like a 1600 x 900 pixel display and a Blu-ray drive to satiate a videophile. Today, we’re testing the 15-inch version of the Studio. While its cheaper variants (the Inspiron range) have gone through a body job, the Studio series still looks exactly the same. Just that its internals are now based on Intel’s latest Core ‘i’ offerings. The Studio 15 we’re testing has a Core i5 processor. Let’s take it for a spin to see if it is still worthy paying the extra thousands over an Inspiron laptop.