- Intel Core i5 2nd Gen 2467M (1.60 GHz)
- 4 GB Memory 128 GB SSD
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- 14" 1600 x 900
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
- 12.88" x 8.70" x 0.79" 3.97 lbs.
Where do I start? When you pull it out of the box you can't help but be in awe of the glass on the lid. The laptop looks like a piece of art before you even turn it on. Once you turn it on you immediatly notice the speed of the SSD HDD. The backlit keyboard with the proximity sensor is just awesome. You can't even hear the thing running and when the fan(s) kick on they aren't obnoxiously loud like in other machines. A lot of people make reference to the style of it being similar to a Macbook. In my opinion the only real similar part is the island keyboard. The look of the machine will grab peoples attention and the performance of the machine will keep your attantion. Win7 performance ratings of 7.4 on the HDD and 7.2 on the RAM(stock 4GB) are just amazing. The USB 3.0 is a very nice feature to have for those of us who are using USB 3.0 storage devices. The screen is very bright at full power and is very easily seen at the lowest setting in a low lit room.
The price could be a con for many people but I bought it at 999.00 and it was well worth every penny in my opinion. The tab for the lid to open the laptop is hard to grab at times and takes some getting use to in order to open the laptop without getting annoyed.
I would recommend this machine to any student who is looking for a lightweight, but yet still powerful machine. The SSD after setting up Windows was left with 69GB of free space. If you are looking to put your entire music collection and thousands of photos on it I would recommend getting a second SSD drive for it. (one empty extra slot for mSATA SSD) I would also recommend upgrading to the max 8GB of RAM if you are going to be running any heavy software or multitasking to keep performance up. Make sure you purchase 1.35v Ram to maintain battery life.
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