Summary: This computer is awesome. I am dual booting both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu Linux. The Windows 8.1 side edits video as smoothly as my 8 core tower. The Ubuntu side handles my programs and multitasking effortlessly. The only downside was installing Ubuntu required me to eliminate back-up partitions and use the restore disks that I created (it took me 2x to get the Ubuntu installation correct).
This sucker flies and is reasonably priced. Great value for my $$
9 November 2013
Summary: Amazing product. The price was phenomenal and it was shipped quickly. This chip is a generation earlier than the Haswell, but if you check the specs it often exceeds computational power. I run lots of nonlinear simulations with big data sets and this does just fine. It is not a Core 5, but probably half as fast as the top end home desktops that are now on the market.
A fast stylish laptop with potential, let down by its operating system.
30 October 2013
Summary: Bought the laptop purely for work purposes. It was to be used for Photoshop / Autocad and a couple of other programs (occasionally games too). Im very happy with the size of the screen, as in a 17.3 laptop its really big. I have the 1080p model myself, as far as I knowthere is also a lower resolution screen available, but considering the size of it I would not recommend it. Although it is a laptop, I found it to be not very portable at this size.
Summary: once you try the SSD cache for the hard drive which is 30 GB to increase the performance of the laptop, your life will never be the same, you will see the hard drive act very fast to open videos,pictures ,Internet, Trust Me I'm professional to fix laptops hardware and software, this laptop boot in no time, the graphic card amazing, you will play the new games with no problem, one thing you just need to set it manually to NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, because by default the...