Top positive review
Oustanding build quality and feel, besides the terrible rattling speaker.
Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2019
Overall I am satisfied. Price was good. Specs were excellent. The build quality is excellent! Little to no flex in the screen, very rigid body. The keyboard is outstanding! Best keyboard on a laptop that I have ever tried. Runs quiet, and has good battery life so far. HOWEVER, one thing I am SUPER disappointed with is the speakers. Its my understanding that these are upgrades from the Gen 6 now having some top mounted speakers in addition to the bottom firing ones. The bottom firing speaker on the right side makes a very distracting buzz. At certain frequencies it sounds like total garbage. Some blame loose shift/enter keys, some say its "normal for a business laptop." I'm not expecting MBP quality sound here, but I do expect it not to rattle and sound like a tin can. I want to really really love this laptop, and I intend to keep it, but the poor rattling, tiny, sound of the speaker is REALLY disappointing from a premium laptop. The sound is so poor that I turned off all system sounds because it made me cringe when i heard it.I removed the back case thinking something may have been stuck or wrong. The speaker are screwed in with some kind of vibration dampening rubber grommets isolating them from the case. The speakers are quite loose. I've considered adding a couple very small rubber washers to tighten the fit slightly to maybe cut down on the rattling sound. But haven't done anything yet.
I hate to be such a downer on an otherwise fantastic laptop, but the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. But overall the good things far outweigh the poor things. I'll use headphones if I intending on listening to a lot of audio.
EDIT- The awful rattle continued to drive me crazy! I purchased a set of very small 1/8” rubber orings and placed them between the speaker screws and the speaker housing. It has dramatically decreased the rattle sound. I am very satisfied with this solution. Very pleased with this device now.