Editors Liked

  • ThinkPad build quality at a more affordable price, sleek and slim
  • Smart looks, Great build quality, Excellent keyboard, touchpad, Connectivity options, Very good battery life
  • Great mix of consumer and business features, ThinkVantage Tools, New keyboard does not disappoint, Great battery life
  • Large, responsive touchpad, Our favorite Chiclet-style keyboard, Strong Wi-Fi reception, Reasonably bright LED-backlit display, Light weight, Handles basic computing tasks well, Clean initial software load
  • Great battery life, Lots of connectivity options
  • Great touch pad and keyboard, bright display, attractive looks
  • ThinkPad construction quality shrunken down and cheapened up for the masses. Very good performance and solid build quality for the price. Best keyboard in its class
  • Excellent keyboard and touch pad; compact body; bright display
  • Best Island-style keyboard yet. Dual pointing devices. Superb navigating experience. Lightweight. Affordable. Embedded 3G option
  • Attractive, lightweight design, Great keyboard, Fantastic pointing devices, Bright, colorful screen
  • The best Chicletstyle keyboard, Spacious Synaptics touchpad, Good battery life
  • Excellent keyboard; lengthy battery life; attractive design; offers both pointing stick and touch pad
  • Solid Build Quality, Excellent Keyboard Design, Fast Hard Drive

Editors Didn't Like

  • No builtin optical drive
  • No Optical Drive
  • No optical drive
  • Expensive relative to specs, Insufficient for gaming and HD video, Krylon-looking paint job on lid, No discrete graphics cards available, No optical drive, Cumbersome ThinkVantage suite
  • No keyboard light or backlight, Performance suffers from lowvoltage processor
  • Lacks optical drive which might be a deal breaker considering the price of the notebook
  • Iffy touchpad. Secondtier brands offer similar specs for even less. Integrated graphics
  • The chassis could easily have held an optical drive, but doesn't; better configurations drive up the price significantly
  • New shiny lid is a smudge magnet. Not the speediest CULV laptop
  • Runs a bit warm, More expensive than competitors
  • No activity lights, Doesn't share the businessrugged feel as other ThinkPads
  • Mediocre performance; glossy screen; no optical drive
  • Glossy Exterior Shows Smudges And Fingerprints Easily, Multitouch Trackpad Has Issues With Multiple Fingers On It, A Bit Bulky For Intel CULV Platform