Excellent affordable laptop, but requires cooling for serious gaming
K. Bramwell, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: About me: Network security analyst, hobbyist photographer, casual gamer. OVERVIEW 1. SUMMARY 2. DESIGN 3. PERFORMANCE 4. LIMITS 1. SUMMARY This is the section if you just want to hear the answer to your question: Should I buy it. Yes! There's not many other places you're going to get a quad-core processor, discrete-class graphics, a backlit keyboard and biometric sensor for less than $700. However if gaming is important to you, check out the "LIMITS" section below. 2.
Summary: The best laptop I've ever owned. I'd recommend it for gaming or video editing. However, if you're playing a graphics intensive game like Tomb Raider, buy a cooling pad or it might overheat. Older games like Portal or Mirror's Edge don't require this, the laptop handles them well.
Summary: Please do yourself a favor and stay far away from this model, and any HP model for that matter. This computer will freeze up, will reset itself, will shut itself down, will not boot up, etc. This model laptop is also strictly configured for the use of Windows 8 ONLY, regardless of enabling features for Windows 7 capability or other operating systems within the bios.
Summary: This product is amazing! I use it everyday and it works like a charm! i play some video games on it and I started to play my most demanding game that would crash my old computer and this one got 60 fps in it! GREAT MACHINE! i was going to buy a new mabook pro but I'm glad I did not, it cost twice as much and this preforms better!
Summary: Bought this for my daughter for college. She went through the Windows 8 start-up. No issues. I'm not thrilled about not receiving the operating system, so I need to create the recover disks and an image DVD. Cross your fingers.
Great PC... except for the keyboard. Or did I get a fluke?
Joshua Storme King, Amazon
28 May 2013
Summary: As my title says... great pc. Looks fantastic, aluminum. Doesn't feel cheap at all, light, and small profile. When mine arrived, the keyboard was popped out of the bezel. It worked itself in and out over the few days I kept it, and it is scheduled to be picked up today. VERY happy with Windows 8, with this computer itself, just not with the keyboard. Decided to buy a Toshiba with very similar specs also here on Amazon, 1 tb hdd, 8 gigs ram.
Summary: i purchased this from a third party but it doesn't have many reviews so i figured i would add mine. i am a gamer and i was looking for a laptop that could do it all but not destroy my bank and i came across this little gem. so far i have played a handful of games and it handles them fantastically, counterstrike source is pulling ~150-250fps all high settings, league of legends is getting a steady 60 with no dips in performance, and sim city just worked flawless.
Summary: WARNING: THIS COMPUTER WILL NOT RUN SMOOTHLY AND WILL CONSTANTLY OVERHEAT AND SHUTDOWN UNLESS YOU TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS: 1: Go to http://support.amd.com/en-us/download and download the drivers for this laptop. 2: Go into power settings and scale the CPU Power to 75%. Note that you will have to do this for all the power modes, plus you'll have to either plug or unplug your power cable and do it again. 3: Purchase a cooling pad.