I had heard both good and bad things about the company, and I was interested to see what the hype was all about. When the machine arrived I had mixed first impressions. It seemed to be quite flimsy, but next to my husband’s Alienware machine (dual booted), and its metal casing, anything looks fragile. As I’m not exactly mountain climbing with my laptop everyday I was on the whole impressed with the quality and aesthetics of the machine. It has nice keys and a stylish touchpad that is integrated into the chassis. Once I was actually using the machine the pad felt a little too sensitive for my use, even when set at the lowest sensitivity. At 4.5 pounds with a 14.1 inch display, it is the perfect weight and size for a mom on the go who doesn’t want to sacrifice screen space.