Editors Liked

  • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi). Big 640GB hard drive. Great navigating experience. Nice design. No bloatware
  • Stylish looks, Very good build quality, Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • 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
  • Display brightness, Workmanship & stability, Sound system with subwoofer, Value for money ratio
  • 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

Editors Didn't Like

  • No 1080p resolution. Battery life was less than desirable
  • Some options not available on all configurations
  • Lacks graphics power. Bigger battery needed
  • Doesn't have Blu-ray or dedicated graphics. A bit pricey compared with its peers
  • Fan control, Poor black value/contrast
  • Lid collects fingerprint smudges. No ExpressCard slot or FireWire port
  • Weak 3D performance, despite discrete graphics chip; no Blu-ray drive; tinny speakers