Editors Liked

  • Stylish design, Above average port selection, Solid performance for most, Good battery life
  • Huge battery, long battery life, Nice design, WiDi2, Minimal bloatware, Some 3D graphics performance, Automatic graphics switching technology, Bluetooth,USB 3,0, SWITCH lids
  • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). Big 640GB hard drive. Great navigating experience. Nice design. No bloatware
  • Great processing speeds. 6GB of RAM. Cavernous 640GB hard drive. WiMax-ready. Intel Wireless Display included
  • Fast Core i5 processor. Great raw horsepower. Nice 17-inch widescreen. Excellent typing experience. Flawless constructed mouse buttons
  • Great performance for its class. HDMI-out and eSATA ports. Barely any pre-installed bloatware
  • Moderate price for a 17-inch laptop; eye-catching design; decent battery life for size
  • Bluray Drive, Good Performance, Software Installation Free Of Much Bloatware

Editors Didn't Like

  • Softfeeling keyboard, No Bluray optical drive, Only average gaming performance
  • No 1080p HD resolution, Slow 5,400rpm hard drive
  • No 1080p resolution. Battery life was less than desirable
  • Lacks graphics power. Bigger battery needed
  • Doesn't have Blu-ray or dedicated graphics. A bit pricey compared with its peers
  • Lid collects fingerprint smudges. No ExpressCard slot or FireWire port
  • Weak 3D performance, despite discrete graphics chip; no Blu-ray drive; tinny speakers
  • Exterior Shows Lots Of Fingerprints And Smudges, Display Can't Handle 1080p HD Video, 3D Graphics Best Suited For Casual Gaming