I know there are hardliners who will not agree with my assessment; however, as someone who has owned many different laptops over the years (and still do), my feeling is that this is an excellent product. Is it the fastest available? Does it have the most RAM of any laptops available? No to both questions. However, it is superbly designed, the metallic surface is gorgeous in appearance and it is elegantly stylish overall. It has enough RAM and a sufficiently speedy processor that I can run several MS Office programs, Photoshop and several other programs simultaneously while Google Backup and Sync continues to run without feeling any slowdown. This is now my #1.