It feels very roomy for a 13-inch laptop; after using it awhile I much preferred it over my MacBook Air for just about any prolonged writing sessions. Individual keys are quick to respond, springy and slightly concave to comfortably fit your fingertips. Its worth the excess money to upgrade to the better screen compared to the default 1,366×768-pixel resolution TN screen that is included with the entry-level model.
Open the lid-easily accomplished with one hand, which seems increasingly rare nowadays-and you will see the slightly recessed black keyboard with numeric keypad. Its less burdensome in your briefcase, although at 15 by 10.2 by 0.88 inches it strains this is of the Intel ultrabook sticker on the palm rest. Its lower left and right corners proved serviceable for clicking, as did the TrackPoint buttons at its top.