August 30th 2012 9:52 am

Heads up! A newer version of this product has been announced and will be released in November, 2015!

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Criteria Comments Rating
  • Speed and features i7 ULV + 8 GB RAM + 256 GB SSD = one high-end Ultrabook right now great!
  • Design and form factor Flip-able screen stands out among the crowd great!
  • Battery life Can last 4 to 6 hours easily for a mix of video watching, moderate web surfing and music listening. good
  • Display 12.5" Full HD display, what more can you ask for? great!
  • Durability Carbon-fiber material can withstand scratches and fingerprints, hinge and upper frame are very strong great!
  • Expandability No SD card reader so-so
  • Noise Fan rarely kicks in good
  • Portability (size / weight) Would have been a perfect 5 if it was 200 grams lighter good
Detailed review
Build quality is good. Hinge and upper frame are strong enough to pick the laptop up by holding the frame only.
Screen is fantastic to admire at and (256 GB) SSD is a blazing Samsung PM830 model, so says Device Manager.

Key travel is adequate, its competitors certainly have done worse.

The only downer now is that the Cypress touchpad drivers is not well-tuned yet. Stick with the touchscreen for now...
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Edited comment on Battery life