"Overall, great computer."4.5 stars
Cons: Price? But you'll pay for the quality.
Summary: I have (absolutely) no idea where they came up with the $,2016 price, since I built one up with the EXACT same spec's and it came up to $1,644. It should also be worth mentioning that this laptop comes with a 3 year warranty. The 256GB MBA that they are comparing (above), will be about $1850 with a 3 year warranty. Toss in the Ethernet, HDMI, VGA ports that this comes standard with and what accessories you would need to buy with that MBA, you're looking at about $1950. Slap that 256GB SSD into the laptop that was mentioned above, and your still under $2000 ($1994 to be exact) with the Dell Latitude.
A MBA is a toy, simply put, to this laptop. You don't get the durability and reliability that you find in these laptops. You don't get the security features, battery life, performance with a MBA.
This laptop starts at $1329, and that comes with i5, 2.5GHz dual core CPU, Home premium 7, 3 year warranty, 4GB memory and 250GB harddrive. Yes, you can pick up a 13 inch MBA for $30 less, but it won't have that power, storage capacity or the 3 years warranty standard. Matter of fact, your bare bones basic 11 inch MBA with a three year warranty slots in at $1250. Toss in that 4GB option, your looking at the exact same price as this laptop.
Overall, your looking at a very good laptop. Great durability and reliability. Great performance, security and battery life. In reality? Unless you go with one with all the extras, you will find it's the same price as the MBA, if not cheaper.