Editors Liked

  • Great looks and solid construction; good keyboard; 7,200rpm HDD standard; lots of optional upgrades
  • Good build quality, slick design, Full Corel office app suite, Sharp webcam, Quickboot web, calendar, contact options
  • A touchscreen display and fullsized keyboard create a different way to interact on a netbook
  • Good keyboard and touchpad, Lots of options, including touchscreen display
  • Attractive looks, non glossy lid, new Intel Atom processor
  • New Intel Atom processor; excellent build quality
  • Very long battery life, Three color options, Comfortable, spill-resistant keyboard, Fast hard drive and boot time, Very good speakers, Convenient security software
  • Metallic lid is still pretty. Fast hard drives. Blue and Red configurations. Carrying handle option. Almost 11 hours of battery life. Typing and navigating combo has few equals. Environmentally friendly
  • Excellent battery life with the optional six-cell battery; solid build quality; large keyboard; loud volume; highly configurable; office suite included

Editors Didn't Like

  • Fingerprintprone; can get extremely expensive; weird functionkey switching; can't compete with CULV ultrathins
  • Still slow despite the price premium, Counterintuitive function key shortcuts, Poor builtin microphone
  • The small touchpad makes navigation using the keyboard difficult
  • Expensive for a netbook, Limited resolution
  • Touch pad is glossy, some basic upgrades will easily drive the price up
  • Some basic options can quickly drive up the price; small touch pad
  • Pricier than other netbooks, Fan is a bit loud
  • Advanced configuration options can drive the price into notebook territory