Editors Liked

  • Good touchscreen responsiveness; respectable parts; affordable price
  • The touchscreen will make you a believer in Windows 8, Excellent keyboard and trackpad; great for heavy typists, Excellent price for the available components, Audio quality is superb, Includes Ethernet port and HDMI out
  • Attractive design, Excellent touchpad, Good performance
  • Excellent touch experience, Few potential dealbreakers, Decent array of ports
  • Great Windows 8 touchscreen experience, Good price/performance ratio, Excellent battery life
  • Slick design; Solid performance; Fast boot time

Editors Didn't Like

  • Weak screen; touchy touchpad; almost heavy for this class
  • Large; it's the biggest ultrabook ever, in size and weight, Battery life is significantly less than advertised at 5.5 hours, Available upgrades are limited and expensive; no SSD upgrade
  • Heavy for an Ultrabook, Lots of bloatware, Narrow viewing angles on display, Unimpressive battery life
  • Uninspired design, Ugly screen, Unimpressive battery life
  • Dim display; Mushy keyboard ; Below-average battery life