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Pros: My previous laptop was a Dell Vostro V13 (single core Celeron processor, 2 GB RAM, 250GB hard drive) which recently went bad on me and instead of fixing it I decided to pick up one of the new ultrabooks. I’m not a huge fan of the design of most other ultrabooks and how they basically copied the Macbook Airs taper. The U300s has a very unique design compared to the others with its almost book like appearance.
The case feels very sturdy a very low amount of flex in the base if you really try hard to flex it. Carrying it one handed with the screen open is very doable and there is no flex from that. The lid with the screen is slightly more flexible but I think that comes from the fact that it’s so thin. The keyboard is great, this is my first experience with a “island/chicklet” style keyboard and I don’t really notice the difference really but I’ve had very little issues with the keyboard other than the occasional click of the home/end keys when reaching for backspace/enter.
Cons: I’ve not really used the arrow keys but I would say that the do seem a bit close/small. The touchpad is great; it’s very larger, much larger than my previous ones. It’s super responsive. Personally I’d prefer it have separate buttons for right/left click but it’s beginning to be something I’m getting used to. The touchpad does look really sharp though compared to one with physical keys.
Internal hardware seems pretty great, this is the first time I’ve ever used an SSD and I must say the load times of Windows 7 are pretty amazing, I feel like the SSD plus the Core i7 processer really do a great job of working together. The processor has handled everything I've thrown at it. The screen does have a glossy glass front that does have quite a bit of glare but I’m getting used to that as well. The fans are mostly silent when they are on and the “breathable” keyboard seems to be working since it doesn’t seem to overheat. It's never been so hot I couldn't keep it on my lap.
Other Thoughts: Battery life seems to be decent, I haven’t done any real testing or measuring of the batter life, I’ve been using it to type up this review for about a half hour or so and the battery says it still has around four and a half hours left.
I'd listed the WiFi as a possible con because my bedroom is somewhat of a dead spot in my house and I can only get 1 bar if I’m lucky on one side of my bedroom. It also goes between 3 and 5 bars in the living room about 15 feet from the router. I’m not sure if it’s an issue with the router or the laptop as my router has been historically weak/glitchy. I’ll be doing some more testing when I go home to visit my parents for Christmas to see if the WiFi is any better. I’ll update this after that.
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