Conclusion: Business up front, party in the back. It’s an apt description for the R705, but throwing it in with mullets just feels wrong, so let’s call it a solid pair of khakis instead. Sharp at work, comfortable at play, and affordable enough for everyone.
Pros: Thin and light, Sturdy, stylish magnesium chassis, Standard optical drive, Comfortable supersized touchpad, firm keyboard, Capable Core i5 processor, Sharp 13.3-inch screen, Surprisingly loud speakers, Affordable price point
Cons: Lacks biz staples like keyboard light, 180-degree hinges, Some intrusive preinstalled utilities, Reflective screen, Not enough grunt for all 1080p playback
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