Editors Liked

  • AMD-powered
  • Slim, midsize laptop
  • Very reasonable price
  • Touch screen
  • Relatively light for a 15-inch laptop
  • Available in three colors
  • Fast boot time
  • Runs cool
  • Fairly loud Altec Lansing speakers

Editors Didn't Like

  • Battery life is disappointing
  • Budget-priced Intel laptops are still faster
  • Cheap, glossy plastic exterior
  • Awkward power plug
  • Inconsistent Windows 8 gesture performance
  • Below-average graphics