Editors Liked

  • Eye-catching design
  • Terrific audio, with volume dial on laptop's side
  • USB 3.0 ports
  • Fast productivity and graphics performance
  • Full HD display
  • Excellent Beats Audio sound system
  • Lots of ports and wireless features
  • Solid performance and graphics
  • Bright full 1080p display
  • Relatively fast boot
  • Comfy well-backlit keyboard
  • Bundled Adobe software

Editors Didn't Like

  • Not the speediest machine for the price
  • Multitouch touch pad could be better
  • Hefty chassis
  • Runs warm
  • Short battery life
  • Design is getting dated
  • Miscalibrated color
  • Terrible palm detection on the touchpad
  • Demanding gamers should look elsewhere
  • Heavier than competing systems