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59
Engadget
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It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.
59

It might work in a pinch, but you wouldn't want to use it regularly.

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Engadget Review

The S5 is thin and light with blazing disk performance, but this overpriced laptop is marred by serious usability issues, including short battery life and inconvenient port placement.

Pros
  • Thin, lightweight designInsanely fast SSD performanceOne of few PCs with a Thunderbolt port
Cons
  • Poor screen quality for the priceDrop-down port cover is tedious to useSubpar battery lifeLoud fan noise
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Video outputs
HDMI

General

Type
Ultraportable

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Connections

USB
3.0
Thunderbolt
Yes

Other features

Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen type
LCD
SSD
Model
NX.RYXTA.003

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Video outputs
HDMI

General

Type
Ultraportable

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Connections

USB
3.0
Thunderbolt
Yes

Other features

Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen type
LCD
SSD
Model
NX.RYXTA.002

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Video outputs
HDMI
Model
NX.M1FTA.002

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Video outputs
HDMI

General

Type
Ultraportable

Processor

Processor make
Intel

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Connections

USB
3.0
Thunderbolt
Yes

Other features

Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen type
LCD
SSD
Model
NX.RYXST.004

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Video outputs
HDMI