Editors Liked

  • Excellent audio and video
  • Topnotch features and connecitvity
  • Solid design
  • Very good battery life
  • USB 3.0 & dualgraphics
  • Uses discrete graphics chip
  • Large-capacity, fast hard drive
  • Includes excellent Beats Audio sound system
  • WiDi 2,0 technology
  • Clickpad improved over previous models
  • Attractive backlit keyboard
  • AC adapter is slim and portable
  • Updated with newer Intel processors
  • New multitouch touchpad

Editors Didn't Like

  • A bit heavier than the standard all purpose
  • Mediocre ergonomics
  • Touch pad issues
  • High-gloss display
  • Performance lags behind that of competitors
  • Heavy for its size
  • So-so battery-life
  • Touchpad gestures still can't match Apple's trackpad
  • Loud fans
  • No Blu-ray player
  • Battery scores were unimpressive
  • Touchpad could use some more tuning