"Excellent machine, especially for the price."4.5 starson by mparnwine
Pros: Fast i5 cpu. Great battery life. Once I got used to the keyboard (have had it a week) am finding it nice to type on. Very light. Direct on viewing of the screen is just fine for my use.
Cons: Speakers are horrible, but I don't plan to play much audio through them. Have ordered some inexpensive adds for the times I may need them.
Summary: Couldn't be happier. This seems to be the 13" machine to have based on all of the reviews and recommendations. I'm not sure why anyone would want to lug around a 17" monster (or even a 15"), although I have a very nice i7 desktop to use at home. My previous laptop was a 14", which was much heavier but just fine until the video died. Contrary to other comments on the hinges, I've found when you're not looking at them directly they slim the waistline of the machine and make it appear smaller.