Excerpt: I've been using my new laptop for about 2 weeks now. In general it works well, but I'll note a couple of specific issues: 1) I'm not a big fan of the keyboard. When I tested it in the store it seemed OK, but the flat keys just aren't conducive to accurate touch-typing.
Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Slim Case Included
Excerpt: I needed a travel-friendly, powerful laptop that I can use in the courtroom. It was between this and the VAIO Pro, which was slightly lighter in weight but had a disturbingly pronounced flex when typing due to its carbon-fiber construction.
Pros: Fast, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Powerful, Quality Display, Quiet
Excerpt: I really wanted a MacBook Air but all my data is backed up from a previous Windows XP notebook and didn't want to have to go to the hassle of a complete conversion. Not crazy about Windows 8 but this is a good mix of lightweight thin ultrabook, speed, etc with decent battery life.
Summary: Just arrived today packaged very nicely and plenty of accessories included, the case is a little cheap but who cares. Laptop is VERY light just what I wanted. Key pad works fine for me I like the sensitivity of it.
Summary: In almost all respects this is a better machine than a MacBook Air. But for a machine as thin and light as this one, it's likely to be used on the move a lot when you're not plugged in and the battery life is not close to the battery life of a tablet or Macbook Air.
Pros: This is a really nice machine. It's Nice looking. It's SUPER light and thin - almost as light and thin as a tablet. 1080P bright hi res screen. The touchscreen is really great. 8 gigs of RAM.
Cons: Main shortcoming of this computer is the battery life. Only 2:40 with the screen bright. Dimming the screen a lot gets the battery life up to 3 hours. Other things you should be aware of: Battery is not user replaceable and VGA connections require a dongle.
Summary: The computer works great. The display is great also. The wireless mouse didn't work, but it isn't really needed with Windows 8 anyway. Windows 8 takes a lot of getting used to, especially if you want to go beyond the basics.
Talk about cool and functional! On second thought...
John M., Amazon
24 April 2013
Summary: I purchased this laptop after using the same compaq laptop for around 7 yrs. I figured now was the time to take the plunge since IMO the addition of touch-screens were the biggest addition in quite some time.
Summary: This notebook has everything I want. Powerful yet ultraportable. The screen resolution is 1080p, which is quite awesome; however, some content may be too small at this native setting. The touchscreen is flawless, but my uses for it are limited.
Summary: I bought this unit because I wanted something light but had horsepower.... I read all the pros & cons & decided portability was worth the compromises. I was looking at tablets until I realized that this unit was smaller than most tablets...and it already had a keyboard.