Editors Liked

  • Fast and powerful
  • Excellent trackpad
  • Stellar battery life (for a gaming machine)
  • Slim, compact and thoroughly attractive
  • Almost perfect combination of performance and mobility
  • High build quality
  • Powerful combination of fourth-gen quad-core Intel processor and Nvidia graphics
  • Extremely portable
  • Excellent graphics and performance
  • Comfortable fully programmable keyboard

Editors Didn't Like

  • Middling screen and audio quality
  • More expensive (and less powerful) than other machines
  • Only available in the US and Canada
  • Very bad display
  • Non touch display doesn't fit the high-end design
  • Baseline 128GB SSD for $1,799 isn't sufficient for a gaming PC; you'd better pony up for the 256GB or 512GB model
  • Runs hot while gaming
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Lacks SD card slot
  • Touchpad can be finnicky