Summary: wow! I just got this laptop today and sofar so good; will update after a month or so w/additional information. May 2011: So Ive had this laptop for a about 2 mts now and I am finally used to the island/chicklet keyboard; its not bad; I have however yet to use it to its extreme; heck I just ordered MS office 2010 today, guess I will have a better idea of its full potential once I transfer all my work over and see how it handles the various tasks.
Summary: This notebook is far from perfect, but it's the best I've found for a 14-inch gaming capable laptop. I've used and returned an HP Envy 14 and a Lenovo Y460 in favor of this notebook. Build: Excellent. The whole machine feels very solid. Very little flex anywhere. Keyboard: Keys feel great and have just the right responsiveness. There is a teensy bit of flex with pressure, but it doesn't detract from the experience. Screen: Mediocre/lousy-ish.