Editors Liked

  • Sleek, lightweight design, The 180-degree hinge allows for physical versatility (especially on the go), Great anti-reflective screen, with touchscreen support
  • Excellent build quality, Lightweight, Excellent input devices (keyboard, touchpad), Bright IPS screen with wide sRGB coverage and high contrast, No PWM across all brightness levels, Outstanding battery life, Most configurations should support PCIe NVMe SS
  • Matte screen, usually quiet operation, fast SSD, excellent battery runtimes
  • High quality nonglare nontouch display (a touchscreen version is available for those who want it), Silent operation under light usage and relatively quiet under load, Reasonably robust construction, Good run time with the high capacity battery option
  • Screaming performance, in our decked-out test configuration, All-day battery life, as configured, Chassis has solid feel
  • Fast performance, Responsive keyboard, Powerful audio

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited GPU options
  • Lacks USB-C connectivity, The surface is a fingerprint magnet, Supports either an M.2 SSD or a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
  • Dark, low-contrast display, only one year warranty
  • Pros
  • Expensive with warranty, battery upgrades, Display lacks brightness
  • Heavy, Bottom can get hot