Editors Liked

  • Great balance of performance and price
  • Temperatures under high loads are relatively low
  • Plenty of storage, including a solid-state boot drive
  • Fast display response times
  • 85 percent sRGB coverage
  • Powerful JBL speakers
  • Fast Intel i7 CPU

Editors Didn't Like

  • Keyboard not very crisp
  • 1080p IPS colors aren't great and possibly there is PWM mechanism
  • Lacks Thunderbolt 3, USB TypeC, USB 3.1 gen 2 or DisplayPort
  • No dedicated Macro keys
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Lacks Nvidia 970M graphics option