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Engadget score

73
79
90
91
89

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Avg. critic rating

7.5
7.6
8.7
8.7
8.9

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Avg. user rating

no data
8.9
9.4
9.3
8.7

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Price

General

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Type

Ultraportable
Tablet
Midsize
Midsize
Midsize

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Form factor

Slate

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Bundled OS

Windows (7)
Windows (8)
Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])
Mac OS (Mavericks [10.9])
Mac OS (Lion [10.7])

Display

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Screen size

13.3 inches
12 inches
13 inches
15 inches
15.4 inches

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Screen resolution

1366 x 768
2160 x 1440
2560 x 1600
2880 x 1800
2880 x 1800

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Aspect ratio

3:2
16:9
16:9
16:9

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Screen type

LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)
LCD (Active, Color, Backlit, LED)

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Touchscreen

Capacitive [finger], EM digitizer [stylus]
No
No
No

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Screen surface

Matte / anti-glare
Matte / anti-glare
Glossy

Processor

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Processor make

Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel

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CPU family

Core i3
Core i5
Core i7
Core i7

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CPU model

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Processor speed

2.4 GHz
2 GHz
2.3 GHz

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Number of cores

Dual-core
Quad-core
Quad-core

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Hyperthreading

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Cache size

Optical media

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Optical drive

No
No
No
No

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Disc loading type

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Readable optical media

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Optical write support

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Writable optical media

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Writable Blu-ray formats

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Writable DVD formats

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CD formats

Networking

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WiFi

802.11 a, g, n
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
802.11 a, ac, b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)
802.11 b, g, n (2.4, 5 GHz)

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WiFi encryption

WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2
WEP, WPA, WPA2

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Ethernet

10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
None
None
None
None

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Mobile broadband

No
No
No
No

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Analog modem

None
None
None
None

Video

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Graphics adapter

Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Discrete + integrated

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Graphics (discrete)

NVIDIA (GeForce)

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GPU model

GT 650M

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Graphics speed

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Video RAM

1 GB

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Graphics (integrated)

Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel

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Clock speed

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Memory type

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SLI

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Video outputs

HDMI
DisplayPort (Mini connector), HDMI
DisplayPort (Mini connector), HDMI
DisplayPort (Mini connector), HDMI

Display details

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Memory details

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RAM bus / speed

DDR3 (1600)
DDR3
DDR3
DDR3 (1600)

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Memory package

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RAM slots

2 slots (total)

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Maximum RAM

16 GB (system)
8 GB (per module)

Storage details

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Storage interface

SATA

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eSATA

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Drive bays

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RAID support

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RAID type

System

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Chipset

Intel
Intel
Intel
Intel

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Chipset model

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System bus speed

Slots / bays / chassis

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Card slots

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Expansion card slots

No
No

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External / removable drive bays

No
No

Environmental

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System cooling

Fan-cooled
Fan-cooled
Fan-cooled
Fan-cooled

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Noise level

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Energy Star compliant

Yes
Yes
Yes

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RoHS compliant

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EPEAT rating

Gold
Gold

Other features

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Docking station port

Yes
No
No
No

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Fingerprint reader

No
No
No

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IR port

No
No
No

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Remote (included)

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Integrated webcam

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Security lock slot

No
No
Yes

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Case lighting

No
No
No

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WiDi

No
No

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NFC

No
No

Memory and storage (basic)

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System RAM

4 GB
4 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB

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Hard drive(s)

128 GB (total)
SSD
64 GB (total)
SSD
128 GB (total)
SSD
256 GB (total)
SSD
256 GB (total)
SSD

Battery

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Maximum battery life

Up to 8 hours
Up to 9 hours
Up to 9 hours
Up to 8 hours
Up to 7 hours

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Battery type

Li-polymer (71.8 Wh capacity)
Li-ion (95 Wh capacity)
Li-polymer (95 Wh capacity)

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Battery access

Built-in
Built-in
Built-in

Input

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Keyboard

Backlit
No
Backlit
Backlit
78 keys (Backlit)

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Pointing device

Trackpad
Trackpad (Multi-touch)
Trackpad (Multi-touch)
Trackpad (Multi-touch)

Connections

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USB

3.0 (1 port(s))
3.0 (1 port(s))
3.0 (2 port(s))
3.0 (2 port(s))
3.0 (2 port(s))

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Thunderbolt

No
2 port(s)
2 port(s)
2 port(s)

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FireWire / 1394

No
No
No
No

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Bluetooth

Yes (unspecified version)
Yes (unspecified version)
4.0
4.0
4.0

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Common profiles

HID [peripherals]
HID [peripherals]

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Legacy ports

Audio

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Audio inputs

3.5mm
3.5mm

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Audio outputs

3.5mm
3.5mm (Dual-input)
3.5mm (Dual-input)
3.5mm (Dual-input)
3.5mm

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Audio channels

Surround
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo

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Surround channels

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Built-in microphone

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Speakers

Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Stereo

Memory card reader

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Memory card reader

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

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Memory card support

microSD (microSDHC)
SD (SDXC, SDHC)
SD (SDXC)
SD (SDXC)

Removable disks

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Removable disk drive

No
No
No
No

Size and Weight

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Height

0.57 inches
11.5 inches
.71 inches
0.71 inches

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Width

12.87 inches
7.93 inches
12.35 inches
14.13 inches

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Depth

8.7 inches
0.36 inches
8.62 inches
9.73 inches

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Weight

3.07 pounds
1.76 pounds
3.46 pounds
4.46 pounds

Pricing and Availability

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Availability

Available
Available
Pre-release
Available
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Discontinued (US)

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Released (US)

June 8, 2012
May 21, 2014
October 22, 2013
June 11, 2012

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Announced (US)

May 8, 2012
May 20, 2014
October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013
June 11, 2012

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Rumored (US)

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Original price

$999.99 USD
$799 USD
$1299 USD
$1999 USD
$2199 USD

Colors

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Colors

Silver
Black
Silver
Silver
Silver

General Info

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Mfr. warranty

1 year