I really wanted to like this laptop, as it met all my criteria of a beautiful design, affordable, less than 3.5lbs, good battery life, touchscreen, and SSD. I even liked the plastic build compared to more expensive metal alternatives.
The computer is fast enough for any daily task around the home or office and has super-fast boot speeds with the PM841 SSD built by Samsung (one of the best SSD available, which is much faster than most SSDs found in Samsung's prior line of premium Series 9 models). I was also happy to see an AMD-based processor finally find its way into a well designed, lightweight ultraportable.
It's one critical failure is a washed-out, low-quality TN display with narrow vertical viewing angles to boot. The display looks at its worst in dim conditions, such as working on my couch at home in the evenings.
While no TN panel can be expected to perform on the level of an IPS panel, my impression of this one is that its on the low end even for TN panels. My wife's laptop purchased 3 years back looks a bit better. Reluctantly, I find myself returning this for something that won't give me eye-strain after a few hours of use.