Editors Liked

  • Good general application performance
  • Slim, stylish case
  • Clean and modern design
  • Solid performance and graphics
  • Strong audio
  • Good battery life
  • Affordable
  • Includes full-size HDMI port
  • Built-in optical drive
  • Spacious hard drive by ultrabook standards
  • Excellent speakers

Editors Didn't Like

  • Mediocre graphics and video playback performance
  • Too big to be a true Ultrabook
  • Inconvenient port and power button placement
  • Inconsistent touchpad performance
  • Gets hot while gaming
  • Loaded with bloatware
  • On the heavy side
  • Battery is not removable
  • Distracting display design
  • A clean but generic design and its heavier weight make the U M5 feel less like an ultrabook and more like a regular mainstream laptop