Editors Liked

  • Thin and light, Style and looks, Very good performance, External DVD writer, Isolated keyboard
  • Great exteriors, stunning battery life, great options for hardware if purchased online
  • Attractive metal chassis; affordable price tag; choice of AMD or Intel low-powered processor; discrete graphics platform; good battery life
  • Tremendous battery life; solid brushed-metal construction; better-than-Netbook specs
  • Fingerprint-resistant brushed-aluminum case; multi-touch touch pad; quiet fans; good Webcam performance; inexpensive; wide port selection

Editors Didn't Like

  • Touchpad
  • The touch pad is uncomfortable, there is no optical drive
  • Heavier and thicker than its competitors; unusual location for power slider; slower 10/100 Ethernet instead of Gigabit Ethernet port
  • No optical drive; ULV processor still lags behind higher-end systems; uncomfortable touch pad; some configs can be expensive
  • Subpar performance; glossy reflective screen; included media software is underwhelming