Editors Liked

  • Many different configurations, solid and well-built chassis, USB Type-C, DisplayPort, fast card reader, nice input devices, very good contrast ratio, very good color space coverage (sRGB), very good Turbo utilization
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad experience, Extraordinary cooling system, Good performance/price ratio, The panel offers almost full sRGB coverage, high contrast ratio and low response time, which is desirable for smooth gameplay, Supports M.2 SATA SSD st

Editors Didn't Like

  • Battery not accessible from the outside, hinges move during vibrations, ports at the front, no IPS, some annoying backlight bleeding, repeatable crashes in 3DMark 11 on battery, weak sound system, idle consumption too high
  • Hefty and bulky, Uses TN panel with poor viewing angles and relatively low maximum brightness, Underwhelming build quality and not the best choice of materials, Short battery runtimes, PWM from 0 to 99% screen brightness