Editors Liked

  • Solid Build Quality, Clean minimalist design, FullHD screen, Very good performance, Responsive backlit keyboard
  • Nice design and quality, Beautiful 1080p screen, 6hour battery life
  • Strong performance, battery life, Aggressively priced, Thin, lightweight profile, Gorgeous design
  • Stylish aluminum design, Excellent performance, Thinner and lighter than previous versions
  • Attractive, solid aluminum design, Quick and loaded for the price, Very good keyboard, reasonably good trackpad, Ample expansion for the size, Fairly thin and light, Mostly clean Windows install
  • Speedy, modern hardware and features, Sleek, sturdy design
  • Sharp design; excellent 1080p display; good performance for price; eSATA port; fingerprint-resistant chassis
  • Extremely thin for a midsize laptop; powerful CPU and midrange GPU; 1080p display; backlit keyboard
  • Less than one inch thick, Gorgeous aluminum design, Best-in-class screen, Great keyboard, backlights, Lightweight, Reasonably priced, Very good performance scores, Coast-to-coast battery life, Can hold its own as a gaming laptop, Nvidia Optimus present
  • Bang for the buck, 1080p display and nice loud speakers, Looks like a MacBook Pro

Editors Didn't Like

  • Heats up, Poor upgradability options for users, Nonremovable battery, No dedicated numpad
  • Notsogreat keyboard, Hard to upgrade
  • Unremarkable display resolution
  • No Bluray option, Noisy cooling fans
  • Non-replaceable battery
  • Real battery life, thickness not as good as Dell claims., Sealedin battery not worth the short lifespan, No upgrades to quadcore, faster GPUs, or Bluray, McAfee and Stage interface a bit superfluous, Trackpad not as tightly integrated as it could be
  • GPU is a bit limited at the high price range, "Splendid Color" oversaturates the display
  • No Blu-ray player or lock slot; so-so keyboard
  • Not thinner than the 15-inch MacBook Pro; expected longer battery life and a better GPU
  • Fans are kind of loud
  • Middleoftheroad battery life, No quadcore or Bluray options, Looks like a MacBook Pro