The SF511-A02US applies a body that isnicknamed "the Shark," and for a extreme nice reason. Whenthe laptop is open, the edges with either edge rise to form two finsthat, unites on the sleek gray plastic of the lid and the smoothsilvery plastic of the palm rest, afford the system a sleek, aquaticfeel. On chrome-trim accentuating the two-tone titling, theSF511-A02US also has a definite Art Deco vibe. Weighing in at 5.23pounds, this laptop is considerably lighter as compared to thesimilarly priced Dell Inspiron i15RN5110-7126DBK, also while the twomachines' frames are near identical in size.

The 15.6-inch display delivers the same1,366-by-768 resolution that you will detect with most 15-inchlaptops. This broad display configuration is great for showing twowindows slope by slope, or for seeing movies in 720p high definition.The contained stereo speakers operated adequately, making clear andconsistent sound when shuffling via songs with Pandora, but thequality drops off at higher volumes.

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The SF511-AO2US has a full-sizekeyboard, entire on numeric keypad, and employs matte black chiclet -style keys. The key layout is standard and rendered a smooth typingknown. I was even delighted with the multi-touch touch pad, which hasa luxuriant metal surface on a subtle radial-spin finish. The touchpad backups two-finger scroll and pinch-zoom functions, and while ithas a click pad surface, the right and left mouse buttons till yetfunction like if they were separate.

The characteristic set of theSF511-A02US is pretty standard for a laptop of this size and price.It have VGA and HDMI outputs, headphone and microphone jacks, acase-lock slot, Ethernet, and 802.11n WiFi. Like an added perk, inextra to one USB 2.0 port there are even two USB 3.0 ports for alsofaster data transfers.

The dual-layer DVD±RW drive will readand write to DVDs as well as CDs, and the 500 GB and 5,400rpm harddrive should be more as compared to plenty room for your programs andfiles, but they pale in comparison with the Blue-ray reader and 640GBhard drive detected with the Dell i15RN5110-7126DBK.