Editors Liked

  • Good CPU and GPU performance, Great fullsize keyboard, Excellent trackpad, Pleasant design
  • Brushed aluminum case, Beats Audio delivers big sound, Surprisingly capable graphics power, Long battery life, Two-year warranty
  • Affordable, Decent graphics performance, Relatively good battery life

Editors Didn't Like

  • Limited display resolution, Lacks USB 3.0
  • So-so application performance, Clacky mouse buttons, Smaller hard drive than competing budget laptops
  • Sluggish productivity and multimedia performance, Short on features, Loaded with bloatware