Summary: I could not be any happier with this laptop. It is exactly as described in the description, and looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. One of the few laptops I have ever seen that challenge Mac Books for professional looks. Performance-wise, it is pretty impressive for its small size and limited cooling options due to its slim size.
Summary: I purchased this back when it came out and unfortunately have had nothing but trouble. I get having issues occasionally that needs to be fixed, but support needs to be decent and Gigabyte has been flat out horrible. I am on my second RMA and the first one took a whole month before I say my laptop again, only for it to have problems again. This time I complained and asked if the would cross-ship, which they refused. They did say they would expedite.
Summary: Exactly what I wanted - extremely light and powerful. I don't play games much (I mostly bought this computer for programming/development) but it handles the ones I do play really well. The keyboard is really good, touchpad is good but not awesome (other reviewer is right about the two-finger scroll). The display, however, is really good.
Summary: Laptop is sleek and thin (even the powerbrick was smaller than I thought) a bit plastic-y but I don't mind. Loving gaming on it: ROME II works very well on very high, Bioshock Infinite on High...it get's HOT though. Win 8.1 is fast to boot but prone to crashes (had 4 already in 1 month) and it eats up RAM memory like that DAYUM guy eats cheeseburgers. Only issue I had with the laptop so far is with the "A" key (on the keyboard) giving double input sometimes.
Summary: I transitioned to this laptop from a custom built desktop, and I could not be happier. This laptop performs better, and is amazingly compact, especially considering the price range. Some have complained about the build quality, and while I cannot say it's amazing, it definitely isn't too bad. Sure, if you spend several grand, the construction quality increases. That being said, it really isn't bad, though it is one of the downsides.
Great ultrabook, but it has a few minor drawbacks.
10 November 2013
Summary: I have owned this laptop for about a month now, and I have to say that I do like it for many reasons. However, it does not come perfect, and there are a few exceptions which I wish they had polished. Pros: 1. Light. 2. 1080p. Note: 1080p on a 14-inch laptop can make the font tiny. The OS can increase that for you. 3. Backlit keyboard. Two settings: 50% and 100%. 4. Dedicated Graphics Card, while still able to maintain its ultrabook status. 5. 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. 6.
Summary: Update: After speaking to 4 or 5 customer service reps they were finally willing to sell me a replacement keyboard for $80. They reminded me that changing the keyboard myself will void my warranty several times. They also told me that it will take "a few weeks" to order the keyboard from Taiwan since they don't have them in their US service center. This tells me that my laptop would have been gone for a month or more if I sent it in to them for the repair.