Editors Liked

  • SSD makes for snappy boot times
  • Good screen
  • Range of connectivity options
  • Built-in optical drive
  • Plenty of ports
  • Comfortable trackpad/keyboard
  • Excellent display
  • Included optical drive
  • Long battery life
  • Above-average performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Plenty of ports
  • Good Webcam and sound
  • Carries an optical drive
  • Offers lots of ports
  • Optical drive and 14-inch screen top generic ultrabooks
  • Hybrid hard drive system almost as fast as SSDs

Editors Didn't Like

  • Weighs more than a real Ultrabook
  • Plastic is alarmingly easy to snap in places
  • Average battery life and performance
  • Battery life could be better
  • Screen has limited viewing angle
  • Plastic bottom
  • Some unrefined, uncomfortable edges
  • Touchpad is not very accurate
  • Heavy almost 4 pounds
  • No big advantage in weight or battery life over ultraportables and 14-inch slimlines
  • Screen has limited viewing angles
  • Below-average battery life
  • Keyboard not backlit
  • Inconsistent wake-from-sleep times