Editors Liked

  • Powerful Core i3 CPU and dedicated GeForce 310M graphics, Sleek aluminum-wrapped design, Incredibly quick boot time, Surprising gaming performance, Comfortable, quiet keyboard, Extra-large multitouch touchpad, Over six hours of battery life with light use
  • Power full thirteen inch laptop with discrete graphic card and fast processor
  • Powerful 13-inch with Nvidia Optimus graphics and new Intel Core i3 CPU
  • Two GPUs. Nvidia Optimus can seamlessly switch between the two GPUs. Excellent battery life. Full-size keyboard. Metallic top. Big battery. Excellent battery life. Good performance scores
  • Great performance, Great battery life, Good looks
  • Excellent battery life; great all-around performance for its class; Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics; strong warranty

Editors Didn't Like

  • Chunkier than a true thin-and-light, Optimus still has some rough edges, Tacky chrome touchpad buttons, Some bloatware
  • Heavy, lacks Bluetooth, costs only $100 less than Apple’s MacBook
  • Bulky and heavy; only $100 less than a 13-inch MacBook; no Bluetooth
  • No ExpressCard slot
  • Thicker than previous UL30A
  • Top section of keyboard flexes too much; relatively narrow screen viewing angle