Editors Liked

  • Less expensive than ultrabooks
  • Good port selection
  • Metal construction
  • Beats Audio
  • Decent graphics
  • USB 3.0 ports

Editors Didn't Like

  • Sluggish performance
  • Loaded with bloatware
  • Low-resolution display
  • Screen door effect on display
  • Fingerprint magnet
  • Doesn't have a solid-state hard drive
  • Some of the construction still feels a bit budget
  • You're trading down to AMD's A-series processors, which are not as fast or power efficient as comparable Intel parts