Summary: This is a somewhat heavy litle laptop for it's size; however, that's because there's a lot of hi performance hardware packed into it. While some have complained about the force needed to click the touchpad buttons, I am quite pleased with them. They feel SOLID, are made of metal with what feels like metal switches. My prior computer had the plastic buttons fail, and not from abuse..
Summary: First laptop so I'm not sure I'm much of an expert but so far I love this thing. I've had zero problems so far. It's handled every graphic + application I've thrown at it. Love the graphics card, the screen size. It came with a mouse & a great bag that can carry TWO laptops which is nice since my wife has a Mac.Windows 7 is a little quirky with the updates/upgrades which can get a little frustrating at times but that's nothing new if you're a windows person.
Summary: If you really need a smaller system for laptop gaming, this is best trade off you can find between performance and mobility. Anything smaller, and you start to really sacrifice any good gaming potential. However, bigger laptops do provide a better graphics card for around the same price.Overall, this machine is beautiful. It plays every game I have at max settings except Crysis.Go for it!