I have had worse ;-)
I have had a better model to this one since April. Mine is the M3-581TG which consists of ; 1.6Ghz i5-2467M, 4GB Ram, 128GB SSD Drive (mSATA), Nvidia GT640M with its own 1GB of memory. It cost £640 from ebuyer.
The i3 version reviewed should be priced lower as it doesnt stand apart from the rest.
Ok so it isnt an ultra book but as a work horse desktop/old laptop replacement it is perfect.
I spend 2-3 days a week staying away from home and needed something portable but powerful.
I have used it for playing battlefields 3, editing some wedding videos (2 so far), general microsoft office work on word excel and powerpoint etcetera, Computer Based Training, Forensic investigations, Network monitoring, vulnerability Scanning and general sysadmin work. Mine also has a HDMI out which i have used in Hotels to view my own movies (not that kind :-P) without the premium charges.
Mine also has a USB 3.0 Port which i use for bootable USB drives including ubuntu, back track and Sans SIFT. All worked excelently on the device.
I have been getting 7-8 hours out of it between charges when doing general stuff. movie editing and FPS gaming reduce this by 50%ish.
The sockets on the back are a pain in the ####
The powerbutton is in a stupid position.
The DVD burner has been used many times.
The number pad is unnecessary.
- It is cheaper than the MacBook Pro/Air and most other Ultrabooks.It is lighter and Cheaper than most other gaming laptops. It is what all laptops should be like once they sort out the keyboard (i think the M5 is back lit and a little better spaced out) and move the connector ports to the right hand side. I thought the screen resolution would bother me but it hasnt yet. I use the CTRL + Mouse Wheel to reduce the display size of applications if i want two on a screen. It is probably to do with my failing eye site that i like it quite big.