Editors Liked

  • Markedly improved graphics performance and battery life; solid build quality; USB 3.0 ports; 5.1 surround-sound Klipsch speakers
  • Good overall performance; Optimus auto-switching graphics; Sandy Bridge technology; solid build quality; long battery life
  • Bestinclass gaming performance, Fantastic battery life, LEDbacklit keyboard, Durable build quality

Editors Didn't Like

  • Chunky chassis; lack of optical drive can be frustrating when installing games
  • No optical drive; bulky; no Bluetooth radio
  • Heavy for an 11inch laptop, Cooling fan sounds like a hair dryer, Lackluster screen and no alternative screen options, Expensive compared to previous version