Good for running multiple simultaneous virtual machines.
9 June 2015
Summary: It's extremely fast, usually boots in about 13 seconds. I use it for running virtual machines at the same time and it usually doesn't struggle at all to run its own processes and virtual machines at the same time.
Summary: This unit is proving to be better than its successor in terms of build and general quality. We have two of these now, and though they are a bit thicker than the newer 17in laptops from Lenovo, they feel more durable, and the case doesn't collect fingerprints as noticeably as the newer model we have.
Summary: I bought this one for my wife to crunch videos for her work with a non-profit organization. I have an almost identical system that I bought a year earlier direct from Lenovo. She has been very satisfied with the speed and utility.
Summary: This is an incredible deal, anyone looking for a powerhouse computer on a budget should buy this. No regrets. One thing: you will have to calibrate the display because it's too yellow and the contest is too high on default settings. This is easy however. Intel's display settings are easy.