Editors Liked

  • Beautiful bamboo/aluminum design, Solid performance, Long battery life, Many connectivity options
  • Lightweight design with great battery life, nVidia Optimus autoswitching graphics
  • Webcam privacy switch, USB 3.0 and Wireless Display technology, Good battery life
  • Well-executed, elegant bamboo design. Fastest Core i3 processor yet. Two GPUs built-in. 500GB hard drive. Intel's WiDi present
  • Gorgeous bamboo and brushed aluminum design, Strong overall performance, Very good speakers, Long battery life, Equipped with Intel Wireless Display
  • Beautiful bamboo design; includes USB 3.0; Intel Wireless Display; switchable discrete graphics
  • Nvidia Optimus graphics; affordable; excellent overall performance for its class; unique design

Editors Didn't Like

  • Keyboard isn't as "clicky", Poor screen viewing angles, Extremely glossy display
  • Terrible Webcam, Dim screen with poor viewing angles
  • Average performance, Weak (mushy) keyboard, Lots of bloatware preinstalled
  • Cursor jumps from time to time. Heat detectable in the base. Nvidia GPU didn't reach its full potential. Missing optical drive might be a deal breaker for some
  • Worse graphics performance than predecessor, Bottom left side runs hot, Keyboard a bit mushy, not backlit
  • No optical drive; Intel Wireless Display and Nvidia GPU can't be used at the same time
  • Mediocre gaming at native resolution; ventilation fan gets hot; poor Webcam; no mobile-broadband option