Editors Liked

  • Gorgeous 18.4-inch 1080p screen; very good performance, 3D-gaming chops; Blu-ray drive; room for two hard drives; slick media-control touch pad
  • Elegant, uncluttered design, Comfortable keyboard, Dual touchpad/media controller, Excellent graphics performance
  • Sexy new look. Quad-core processing. 8GB of RAM. Touchpad illuminates with icons. 18-inch widescreen is magnificent. Full 1080p HD. Very good battery life for a media-center laptop. Superb gaming scores. Blu-ray drive included. Great-sounding speakers

Editors Didn't Like

  • Heavy, bulky; second hard drive not a factory option
  • Can't maintain a Wi-Fi Connection, Less expensive systems perform better, Narrow viewing angles, Glossy touchpad smudges easily
  • Pricier than its predecessor. Touchpad is a smudge magnet