The new Dell computers are a huge step up from the HP computers we were given the past few years. Last year’s computers were known for having a very poor build quality. Keys would begin to wear and fall off, and damage was frequent. However, the new computers seem to be built better, and damage seems to be far less frequent.
The new computers are also very well off in the realm of software and interface. These computers are much faster than last year’s, with freezes and failures few and far between. Many of the computers last year had touchscreen issues, but the new Dells don’t seem to have these issues. For the most part, the touchscreen works well and doesn’t cause any problems. The keys and trackpad also work well, creating few problems for the user. The computers are also very fast and complete tasks in a timely manner. Last year’s computers left something to be desired, as they were often very slow, leaving the user frustrated.
New Hope student Nick Fest is a big fan of the new computers: “I love the new computers compared to last years. I feel that it really adds positively to our learning environment and I feel I’ve gotten better grades because of it.”
Overall, the new computers are a major step up from last year’s devices, because they have strong processing power, an easy to use interface, and high build quality. Only time will tell if these computers can continue to be viable options for students, maintaining their initial quality.