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  • Speed and features It's plenty fast and has most of features I want. The lack of a discrete GPU makes it hard to play most games but simple games are fine. good
  • Design and form factor It's a great design. The trackpad and keyboard lead the industry. great!
  • Battery life It's workable. I can't wait for the Haswell version to come out. so-so
  • Display Amazing retina display. It's unbelievably amazing. great!
  • Durability It's a pretty solid build and haven't gotten any scratches as of yet. great!
  • Expandability I got a 256 ssd but I still find it insufficient. Since I can't expand, I am stuck with it. awful!
  • Noise The dual speakers gives makes music and speech very coherent. great!
  • Portability (size / weight) It's not as good as my NEC Lavie Z but much much better considering performance and the beautiful screen. good
Detailed review
It's a great laptop. It has beautiful screen and is plenty fast. It's much more portable than most laptop but not as portable as my Nec Lavie Z. Of course, the beautiful screen and portability means that I get expandability as a trade off. The battery life gets me through the day but pales in comparison to the New Macbook