Editors Liked

  • Decent performance, Excellent keyboard, Well made, thin and lightweight, Quick boot time
  • Attractive design; strong security and reliability features; reasonable price tag
  • Core 2 Duo S fast but nets good battery life, Bright 13inch display, Light, toughened aluminum body, Fullsize, spillproof keyboard, Instantboot access to email, web, Decent expansion, Good software security, Very competitive pricing
  • Great industrial design, Incredibly handy proprietary software
  • Fast boot-up interface; cool design; good keyboard; plenty of security features
  • Great design, excellent performance, tweak able hardware
  • Excellent design and mobile performance for less than $1,000
  • Sleek metal chassis; HP QuickWeb and QuickLook 3 give quick access to information; matte display
  • Luxuriously thin and light. Amazing typing and navigating experience. Great battery life on a 41Wh battery. Inexpensive. HP Quick tools are nice add-ons. Environmentally friendly
  • Attractive, durable design, Strong performance and battery life, Comfortable keyboard, Speedy QuickWeb instant-on feature, Good security software bundle
  • Slim, chic metal shell; handy quick-boot Web/e-mail environments; good multimedia performance; excellent battery life; affordable

Editors Didn't Like

  • Bottom gets very hot, Top gets rather warm, Display colors are a bit washed out, Displayport and USB port too close together
  • Only 3.5 hours of battery life on the fourcell model
  • No real hardware security features, External optical drive not included, Multitouch trackpad a bit quirky, No option for dedicated graphics
  • Mouse buttons could be a little bigger, No eSATA or passthrough USB charging port
  • Poor quality speakers
  • Nothing in particular
  • Getting the best performance and portability requires a few upgrades
  • No fingerprint sensor and TPM security chip; no integrated VGA output; lackluster battery life
  • Mediocre viewing angles, Poor sound, No VGA out
  • No DVD drive; slow 3D performance; mediocre speakers; VGA-out requires optional dongle; no dedicated media keys