Editors Liked

  • Sleek and lightweight design; Excellent Beats Audio; Runs cool; Strong overall performance with fast boot time; Smooth and reliable touchpad
  • A gorgeous, different design, Excellent audio
  • Ivy Bridge processor, Beats Audio, Six-month trial of Norton Internet Security, Two-year warranty period, Decent all-around performance

Editors Didn't Like

  • Lid can catch on back of chassis when opening; Fingerprints show up quickly on lid; Relatively dim screen
  • Battery life is only 5 hrs, 45 min, Screen looks washed out
  • Ho-hum 1,366 by 768 display, Bloatware, Battery life is good, but not great