Summary: Pros: ----- - Well capable machine indeed, I've played Crysis, Battlefield III, Assassin's Creed Revelation and others with no problems, I also have done some 3D rendering with quite a good performance. - Illuminated chiclet keyboard is a plus specially in poorly lit areas, some people would love having a numpad as well. - Screen is beautiful (if you're looking at the right angle!
Summary: This computer is fast, no doubt about it. All the heat is pushed out of a single side vent on the left side, so unless your running heavy load programs the computer stays pretty cool everywhere else. Lit keyboard is actually very useful and the power management program set to "battery save" will give u a maximum of on hour and a half battery life. Multiple screen settings(color) is kind of cool but i don't see any use.
Summary: I just bought this from [...]a week ago. The $100 rebate is what motivated me to buy this particular one. The cost is $1,150 after the rebate. This is an excellent deal for the type of hardware loaded. I tried to create similarly configred laptops on Dell site and Sony site. The cost was usually over $1500 for the same type of hardware. I am taking one star off due to three minor issues (1) weight, (2) bulk, and (3) no multi-touch touchpad.