Editors Liked

  • Cheap, attractive design, robust case, good system performance
  • GeForce MX150 and AMD Ryzen 5 options, relatively cool core temperatures, good Turbo Boost performance, sleeker, Envy-like design, full-size NumPad, narrow bezels, USB Type-C, quiet fan

Editors Didn't Like

  • High power consumption, short battery life, unpleasant fan noise under load
  • Dim backlight; poor outdoor visibility, slow primary HDD performance, system fan is always active, no USB Type-C charging, soft keyboard feedback, difficult serviceability, soft trackpad keys, lid tends to teeter, 1x1 WLAN module, poor 768p display, slow