Summary: One thing I suggest is disabling windows 8 tiles and getting the start 8 program to change it to a windows 7 start menu, it makes the computer a lot faster, is better looking and much easier to navigate.
Pros: I've had this computer for over a year now and it runs great, I can run large games on ultra graphics without a problem and they look amazing, run multiple tabs/games with no lag. I love how heavily built it is as well, I've had absolutely no issues.
Cons: Like other reviews the fan is somewhat loud and gets really hot but it doesn't bother me, get a cheap USB fan and you'll be fine.
Summary: Just what I needed! I wanted it for work, and for play (gaming). This is awesome with the Core i5 for normal work, and switch it over to the Nividia GPU when I play my games. Games I have played on it is Rust in what I would call med to high settings, and also play Ark on this as well.
Summary: I like dedicated graphics for photo editing. Glad to get a decent deal on this, since non-integrated configurations are becoming limited...and expensive. As for the unit itself, so far, so good.
Excellent laptop for daily work and non heavily demanding gaming.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 January 2016
Summary: After a deep search looking for the best price/specs relation i stumble into this laptop which i got from a deal. I'm really happy with my purchase as it fulfills all of my needs of daily work and casual gaming (usually runs newer games in low settings just fine).
Summary: Love this laptop! Arrived as scheduled, no problems at all. It also has an HDMI port, which wasn't listed in the specs. I use it for Big Fish hidden object games, Picture It! photo editing, watching Netflix, creating docs, and of course surfing the web.