Editors Liked

  • Terrific battery life, Aluminum finish, USB 3.0 ports
  • Nice Price. Almost 10 hours battery life. Removable battery. Optical drive. Good friction on screen hinges (no screen bounce)
  • Excellent battery life; Runs cool; Aluminum lid and deck
  • Equipped with decent hardware, Includes two USB 3,0 ports
  • Newest Core i3 CPU, WiDi 2,0, USB 3,0, eSATA, Bluetooth, Big 640GB hard drive
  • Solid feature set. Second generation Core i3 CPU. Large hard drive
  • Solid feature set, Second generation Core i3 CPU, Large hard drive
  • Pleasing, functional design; big hard drive; two USB 3.0 ports; Intel WiDi; HD Webcam
  • Stylish design. Lots of wireless options. Large hard drive
  • Sleek design for price, Strong audio quality, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Runs cool
  • Attractive design. Decent-size hard drive
  • Vibrant design. Excellent user experience. 500GB hard drive is spacious
  • Streamlined look, easy-to-use keyboard and touch pad; built-in WiMax antenna; fast Core i5 processor
  • New Inspiron design. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Reasonably priced. Very configurable. 500GB hard drive. Speedy, with 3D benefits
  • Sturdy, good-looking design, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad, Speedy performance, Discrete graphics
  • New Inspiron design. Better battery life with the 6-cell battery. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Affordable. 500GB hard drive. Good performer. Optional WiDi
  • New Inspiron design. Better battery life with the 6-cell battery. Excellent keyboard and navigating experience. Affordable. 500GB hard drive. Good performer. Optional WiDi
  • Solid Performance From Core i3 Processor, Comfortable Keyboard, Includes eSATA Port

Editors Didn't Like

  • Somewhat bulky and heavy, Finicky touch screen and touch pad, Keyboard not backlit
  • Low 1,366 by 768 resolution screen. USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports are same color. Non-backlit keyboard
  • Somewhat bulky and heavy for 14incher; Shallow keyboard feedback
  • Colors only available with surcharge, System noise under moderate/heavy use, Fingerprint magnet, No easy HDD/CPU access
  • Unremarkable productivity performance, battery life, Some bloatware
  • Bloatware, There are better performers out there for the same price
  • Spongy keyboard. Small touchpad. Lackluster performance
  • Spongy keyboard, Small touchpad, Lackluster performance
  • Middling performance in labs testing; glossy display causes glare and reflections
  • Sluggish performance. Integrated graphics. Low battery life
  • Lackluster battery life, Lid picks up fingerprints
  • Overall slow performance. Low battery life
  • Slow performance scores. Weak battery life scores. Overpriced
  • WiMax may not be of much use, as it's not available in most major cities yet
  • A bit thick and boxy-looking. Runs warm. Less than desirable battery scores
  • Short battery life, Lid is fingerprint-prone, Below-average Wi-Fi throughput
  • A bit thick and boxy-looking
  • A bit thick and boxy
  • Below Average Battery Life, Very Narrow Display Viewing Angle Causes Color Washout, Heavier Than Average 14inch Laptop