Editors Liked

  • Windows 8 with touch screen and 1080p display. Zippy new Intel Core i53337U processor. Storage capacity without compromise thanks to 750GB hard drive and 24GB solidstate cache. Quality programs and service trials instead of the usual bloatware
  • Good keyboard, Strong processor performance, Many options
  • Outstanding application performance for the price, Respectable audio output, Varied and useful software bundle
  • Intel third generation processor boosts power and productivity, Includes several premium media tools, Webcam uses Sony's Exmor sensor and adds hand-wavey gesture commands
  • Sleek modern design; Great audio; Solid performance and graphics; Professional grade multimedia creationediting software

Editors Didn't Like

  • Thick for an ultrabook. Touchpad has gesture support, but it's touchy
  • Poor touchpad, Short battery life, Poor value, Some pricy options
  • Buttonless touch pad is awkward to use, Subpar Webcam
  • Short battery life, Keyboard backlight is distracting as much as it is helpful, Webcam gesture controls don't seem useful
  • Screen a bit dim; Shorter battery life than other 15-inch notebooks; Keyboard has some flex; Lackluster webcam