The 14z may not be all that thin, but for most users it will prove to be an excellent laptop. In fact, this is the perfect laptop for anyone who is considering an inexpensive 15.6? laptop, but would like better battery life - without paying much of a price in terms of performance or, well, price. At $749, our Core i5 equipped unit is a bit expensive, but the $599 Core i3 basic model (which still comes with a 6-cell battery, but not with the backlit keyboard) is a bargain and, if it were my money, would be the one to buy. In most situations the performance gap won?t be noticeable, and the fundamentally good battery life and pleasurable chassis remains the same. "
Any major computer upgrade generally requires a full software reinstall too. No so if you heed the advice in the guide to Upgrading a Motherboard without Reinstalling. PCSTATS Tips