Editors Liked

  • Well-built and attractive, Great-looking high-res display, Nvidia discrete graphics, Decent sound, Ample RAM and storage, Long battery life
  • Large touch screen. Numeric keypad. Full set of I/O ports. 16GB of memory. Speedy boot time
  • Powerful multitasker, Good HD display, Solid aluminum build
  • Discrete graphics provide a good mobile gaming experience, Aluminum body looks great and is sturdy, Strong performance and battery life
  • Colorful, crisp display, Impressive performance, Good graphics, Above-average battery life, Attractive design

Editors Didn't Like

  • A bit heavy, Not a benchmark barn-burner
  • Flimsy screen hinge. Keyboard takes time to master. No 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Poor keyboard, trackpad and layout, Slow boot and launch times, Heavy for an Ultrabook
  • The price tag will put this system out of reach for some shoppers, The display, while good, can't compete with top-shelf displays. If that's important to you, the XPS line might serve you better
  • Below-average screen brightness, Keyboard a bit mushy, Speakers sound flat