Editors Liked

  • Great combination of portability, performance, and value
  • Decent battery life
  • Good performance for Ultrabook category
  • Good 3D performance
  • HDMI-out port
  • Third-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Discrete graphics
  • Full-size Ethernet port
  • Skullcandy-branded audio
  • Very reasonable price
  • More configurable than most ultrabooks
  • High-quality webcam
  • One of few Ultrabooks with DVD drive
  • Surprisingly good for light

Editors Didn't Like

  • Input problems all around
  • Dim screen, with uninspiring 1366 x 768pixel resolution
  • Could use another couple of USB ports
  • Difficulty with switchable graphics system
  • Heavy, unattractive design
  • Lags competitors in battery life
  • Not backlit keyboard
  • Some bloatware
  • Unresponsive mouse buttons
  • Stubborn mouse buttons
  • Irritating port covers