Looks awesome, sounds awesome, but crippled by awful design.
18 February 2013
Summary: I've had this machine since early 2010 - and to start things off it was EXTREMELY over-priced for the specs it has. An Asus or Lenovo of the same, or greater quality would be nearly half the price. You're only paying for the "wow" affect this computer leaves people with. Once I took this thing out of the box, I had issues within a week. It was overheating CONSTANTLY.
Summary: Strictly speaking as a photo/video editor, it's simply not reliable. In fact, of all the electronic devices I currently own, it's among the least reliable. Excitedly bought it through Dell using a Sl'ckDeals promo. Considering my needs for multimedia editing, I was willing to sacrifice portability and battery life if it meant having all the "overloaded" features: powerful i7 quad-core CPU / dedicated nVidia 1GB GPU & 1080p res / backlit keyboard & rugged durability...