Summary: First off, the u845 is a great looking laptop. The brushed aluminum look is extremely sleek, it's highly reminiscent of a mac but with an edge. The backlit keyboard is pretty nice, there's a function to keep it on using a timer, turner on constantly, or just turn it off altogether. The keyboard is slightly cramped, but manageable, however the technical performance falls short. Namely the hybrid hard drive w/ "Hi-speed Start Technology.