At a glanceExpert’s Rating
ProsHigh-quality buildGorgeous screenExcellent battery lifeDiverse port selectionCompetitive performanceConsObnoxious bloatwareHigh-pitched fansPhysical trackpad button instead of a linear motorOur Verdict
A no-compromises ultraportable that’s not just another pretty face.
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