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Customer Review

on 6 September 2011
My first impressions of this laptop are very positive. It's genuinely thin and light with very similar weight and dimensions to a 13" MacBook Air. In fact, I think the latest Air is a good comparison in many respects. In 6 months there are likely to be lots of fast, thin and light PC ultrabooks; right now this is one of a very small group.

This is in a similar class in terms of build quality and performance to an Air and, unsurprisingly, it comes with a similar price tag. Whether that price tag makes sense for you is a very subjective thing - how much do you value things like the weight or build quality of a laptop? This is an extremely nice device, significantly nicer than a typical Windows laptop. However, you could buy a 13" laptop with a more powerful CPU - albeit with an inferior screen, no SSD, much heavier and so on - for half the price.

The key features that this has over an Air (I think - I'm no expert here) are a matte screen, HDMI video output and USB 3.0. The most obvious negative is somewhat weak wireless networking reception. It's been OK for me so far but reception is worse in my home than other laptops I've tried recently and if you search around online you'll find people who report more significant difficulties.
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