Editors Liked

  • Lightweight and small for a 17.3inch multimedia notebook, relatively low core temperatures under stress, comfortable touchpad and keyboard, high sRGB coverage (>90 percent), USB TypeC Gen. 2 port, good speaker quality, easy serviceability
  • Quality 17-inch screen. Excellent connectivity. Good-sounding speakers
  • Noble design, good Full HD display, decent keyboard with numeric keypad, full performance without throttling, good software additions, good speakers, dedicated headphones amplifier, free M.2 slot

Editors Didn't Like

  • Unable to maintain maximum CPU Turbo Boost, loud system noise; fans tend to pulsate, lightmoderate backlight bleeding, relatively short battery life, few expandability options, dim display backlight, no NVMe upgrade, weak display lid
  • Bulky. Lots of preloaded apps. Short battery life in testing
  • Stability of the base unit, loud touchpad buttons, price/performance ratio, poor battery runtimes, no SSD, bad webcam