Summary: I originally bought an HP 4545s that was on sale for ~$400. I received it, and while updating it, the motherboard ended up getting fried by a failed BIOS flash. Well, they had no replacement 4545s' in stock, nor a replacement motherboard for it. Instead, I was offered a 8570W as a replacement\upgrade. I could not be happier. I have had this laptop for a few days now, and it is spectacular.
Summary: At first, I was skeptical, but i got the computer anyway. Now, generally I'm a mac guy, but I wanted to start playing pc games in my free time and traded to this. Games Like the new Tomb Raider, and Bioshock Infinite look unreal. I didn't even know laptops could produce graphics so powerful. Of course the 256 ssd drive is nice too!
Summary: Early versions of the laptop had issues with the motherboard and/or video card. Laptop would reboot on its own 5+ times per day when I first got it. HP sent out a tech and took a few visits but eventually they replaced most of the parts for free due to the onsite warranty and since then it has been rock solid.
Summary: I have the i7 with an SSD and 500GB drives. This is the fastest computer I have ever owned. I bought it used and upgraded it to Windows 8. Since mine had been on a shelf for over a year I had over 250 Windows updates that I installed prior to upgrading to Windows 8. I attached mine to a Dell monitor and use it as a desktop computer. It sets on a cooling pad yet runs very cool. It weighs in at nearly 10 pounds!
Excerpt: Самолет! Все летает. Все продуманно и удобно. Покупался для начальства, я настраивал - такого классного ноута еще не держал в руках
Pros: дисплей. IPS матрица FHD DreamColor (или какая-то очень хорошая) говорит (показывает) сама за себя. Углы обзора - шикарные. Цветопередача естественная. возможность выбора между win 7 и win8 (мы выбрали семерку) ну и все остальные по высшему разряду!
Cons: не пронаблюдал таковых, разве что дорого, но оно того стоит!