Editors Liked

  • Strong Core i3 performance
  • Slick design
  • Loud speakers
  • Sharp webcam with fun effects
  • Good value for money
  • Touch pad and keyboard are decent
  • Comes with 15 months antivirus subscription
  • Attractive looks
  • Comfortable and roomy keyboard
  • Audio quality is good
  • Little bloatware

Editors Didn't Like

  • The 6-cell battery alone isn't going to cut it
  • Display has lackluster colors and contrast
  • Weak 3D and gaming performance
  • Awkward keyboard layout
  • Below-average battery life
  • Relatively small touchpad buttons
  • Older 802.11g wireless
  • Scarce options for configuration
  • Comes with Vista Basic OS
  • Limited Networking features
  • Upgrades quickly increase cost