Editors Liked

  • Powerful second-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Backlit keyboard, Harman/Kardon speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio, Blu-ray player, Speedy USB 3,0 port and wireless Bluetooth 3,0 connection
  • Decent gaming frame rates, Good everyday performer
  • Blu-ray drive; Nvidia optimus graphics; fast processor; great speakers
  • Strong application performance. USB 3.0 port included. Nice-sounding Harman Kardon speakers
  • Outstanding audio; strong productivity and graphics performance; Blu-ray drive; USB 3.0 port
  • Powerful Core i5 processor. 6GB of DDR3 memory. Switchable graphics with great Nvidia chip. Excellent typing experience. Backlit keyboard
  • Good overall performance, Very good frame rates in games
  • Very good application, graphics performance; high-quality speakers; backlit keyboard; HDMI, eSATA ports
  • Attractive design, Excellent performance, Great keyboard
  • Stylish textured design, Best-in-class sound quality, Strong graphics scores, Good keyboard and touchpad, Cool temperatures

Editors Didn't Like

  • Four-hour battery life is short for a mainstream laptop, Dated design
  • Anooyingly bright power button light, Only 10/100 ethernet
  • Thick plastic chassis; bad battery life
  • Unimpressive battery life
  • Chunky; cramped keyboard; stiff mouse buttons
  • Pricier than similar laptops. Battery is too small. Processor not running at full strength, especially off the AC. Heat is bothersome when running intensive tasks
  • Branding apps need trimming, Keyboard backlighting lacks a dimmer
  • Reflective screen; mushy keyboard
  • Weak screen protection, A little expensive as configured
  • Relatively short battery life, A bit pricey, Murky webcam images