Excerpt: Amazingly fast (I love the SSD!), responsive, beautiful to the eyes and the touch, great matte sharp screen, great keyboard (a delight to type). I couldn't have dreamed of a better laptop. Photo editing from my vast collection of photographs has become such a relief compared to my situation with my old laptop. Also, I was expecting a monster in terms of size and weight, and was surprised to see how un-cumbersome and rather sleek-line it is....a true pleasure really...
Summary: This computer is a beast. I changed the OS over to a 250gb ssd and it starts up in maybe a second or two. The 870m runs all of my games on max settings without missing a beat. I was a little worried about windows 8, but I have gotten used to it very quickly.
Summary: For the price, this is quite an amazing laptop. Its performance is close to that of my desktop and it has such a high quality build. Pros: Well Built Great Audio (You'll need to adjust the settings using the built-in audio manager, though I used Razer Surround.) Good GPU/CPU Combo Long Battery Life (5 hours while I was watching YouTube, great for a gaming laptop. Can't say how long it lasts while gaming as I leave it plugged in for that.
Summary: Another reviewer (either on this one or one of the other builds) mentioned that you couldn't use the left click and push a button at the same time. This is a Windows 8 setting that can be adjusted by opening up the charm bar -> Change PC Settings (on the bottom) -> PC and Devices -> Mouse and Touchpad, then change the "Touchpad" setting to "No delay (always on).
Pros: Large Screen, bright display, powerful, backlit keyboard, a factory warranty that covers accidental damage, rubberized coating
Cons: Poor audio reproduction for bass audio, some bloatware (not too much compared to other laptops), prone to visible fingerprints