Editors Liked

  • Speedy
  • High capacity hard drive
  • Large, bright screen
  • Good productivity performance
  • Upgradable
  • Large-screen PC at a relatively low price
  • Fairly strong performance
  • HDMI-in with "Game Mode"
  • USB 3,0
  • Blu-ray
  • 15 month subscription to Norton Internet Security
  • Quad Core Multimedia performance
  • Beats Audio
  • Subwoofer option

Editors Didn't Like

  • Reflects a lot of glare at certain angles
  • Lack of a touch screen makes a future Windows 8 upgrade less appealing
  • Blu-ray drive costs $100 extra
  • Competing Dell and Apple systems offer higher resolution
  • High-end configuration is pricier than similar Asus model
  • No discrete graphics card