Editors Liked

  • Excellent keyboard, nice trackpad, Loud, fairly solid audio quality, Very little bloatware
  • Excellent performance, Superb speakers, Comfortable keyboard, Responsive touch pad
  • Wellrounded and powerful, Excellent keyboard, Great audio, Reasonably priced
  • Fast performance, Exemplary screen and keyboard, WiDi
  • Merciful respite from the crapware on last year’s Yseries. Improved clickpad performance over previous IdeaPads. Decent graphics performance. Lots of ports, including dual USB 3.0
  • Good performance, Appealing design, Impressive audio from JBL speakers

Editors Didn't Like

  • Meager gaming performance, Drab design, Lack of an SSD hampers performance
  • Steep list price, Short battery life, A bit heavy for a 14-inch laptop
  • Subpar display, Vague touchpad, Spotty build quality, Small battery
  • Slightly overweight, Battery life merely so-so
  • General performance and battery life both disappoint. Very heavy at 5.1 pounds. Still not sold on the keyboard
  • Weak keyboard surround, Unimpressive display, Average battery life