Summary: After I swapped out the factory 750GB drive for a PNY XL8R Pro SSD, this laptop is phenomenal! It is incredibly fast, and reliable, which is to be expected with the scpecs of this machine paired with an SSD.
Pros: Fast CPU
Cons: This laptop is absolutely fantastic........After you swap out the hard drive that is shipped with it. The stock hard drive is so bad, that the OS would constantly freeze! Also, it took about a full minute to boot to the login screen!
Summary: Could be a lot better, but laptop prices are still high compared to that of a desktop - though I can understand why (technology-wise due to the smaller parts and higher creation costs). Hopefully they can get some decent gaming laptops for a lot lower prices in the near future.
Pros: The price for "what you get" ($649), is not a bad deal at all. Unlike others, the screen is fine, not "grainy" as others call it.
Cons: Not a very powerful laptop, most definitely not a laptop you would want to play mmorpg's on, though a game such as minecraft would run fine, as well as any flash game.