Summary: Heat - As read in other reviews, the laptop can get pretty toasty when at full capacity. Although, in other reviews it says the heat is noticeable where your hands will be when gaming, and I dont feel it at all. It gets very hot in the space between the trackpad and the spacebar (right where the proc is).
Pros: Overall a lot of laptop for the money.
Cons: Trackpad - the feel of the trackpad surface is good, but the clicking is horrible. There isnt an option to manually turn it on or off, but it will auto-off when a mouse is plugged in.
Summary: Even though there are minor problems with the LCD monitor, mousepad, and the battery, this laptop is indeed worth buying with saled price of $949.99. It is very difficult to find a cheaper laptop that has similar or better specifications than this laptop does. The keyboard made by SteelSeries is an additional bonus of buying this laptop.
Pros: - Great specs and quality relative to cheap price., - It has Windows 7 not 8. Some people might prefer the newest OS but I still love Windows 7 and this is probably the only gaming laptop that has Windows 7 now., - Even though the screen is 15.6", the weight is still 2.4kg which is the same weight as HP 14.1" laptops., - The LCD monitor has FHD resolution., - It has SteelSeries backlight keyboard., - SSD and additional RAM memories can be added easily by consumers., -...
Cons: - The ODD is very flimsy., - The sensitivity of the mousepad seems a little too dull. Apple laptops have the best touchpad by far., - I am not sure if it is only my laptop but the brightness of the monitor seems a little dimmer than regular LED monitor., - When the brightness of the monitor was changed from 100 -> 90, then the monitor gets dimmer, which is supposed to happen. But when it is decreased from 90 to 80, the screen gets brighter again. When the brightness i...
Summary: I recently bought this laptop as a gaming/work laptop, and it's working great. Pros: Very high quality keyboard Laptop speed and gaming capabilities (Borderlands, Bioshock, etc. play very smooth) Cooler Boost is very effective, and is actually quite quiet. Killer network card makes a difference while gaming Stays cool mostly, but while gaming it heats up a bit.
Pros: Amazing capabilities, quick and easy upgrade to 8.1, very nice shape of keys (slightly indented to fit a fingertip), very quiet typing, button to FORCE fan to maximum, underglow for keys is nice and semi-adjustable, quick boot (<30 seconds), beautiful display, good sound quality, very nice charge cable (light AND small with the "hook" end). It was able to play SimCity on completely maxed 1920x1080 at 60Hz with VERY little lag, if any (my eyes aren't the greatest).
Cons: The Windows Key on the keyboard is ONLY to the right side of the spacebar. Many times I have meant to press Windows where it normally would be only to hit Alt or Fn, the track pad does not have separate buttons, track pad is annoying to use as it very lightly shakes when sliding fingers on it (probably because it is a single unit including dual-button functionality. Comes with many annoying pre-installed programs and metro apps that will never be used. BIOS loading sc...
Summary: Really good. Worth buying. The keybroad is great. If there is a mouse and a bag, that will be better. Good dissipating heat. Good screen. Good performance and not too heavy. The touchpad is not good.
Summary: I really really like this computer. My first laptop. I spent a little more than I wanted to (about $1200) but that extra power and speed is very nice to have. Games play effortlessly. I am not a computer specialist or what not. I know just enough to get myself into trouble. Windows 8 is different. But now that I know how to use it better, I don't want to go back. Air flow is very good, compared to other cheaper laptops that my relatives have.
Summary: Wish user could decide to use embedded 4600 graphics or discrete graphics when on battery.
Pros: Great screen, well built, best warranty, OEM comments don't disparage upgrading if no damage to unit. Has 4 SATA ports, one used for DVD, one for installed 750gb,7200rpm HDD which can be replaced by a 2.5 in ssd(done). TWO mSATA slots which should(in process of implementing) allow super fast RAID 0 for OS programs. Expect all solid state unit to have great battery life.
Cons: Not really a con as these type units don't have the best sound, but if you don't crank up the volume, very acceptable.
Summary: *The CDROM drive is very flimsy, be gentle when opening and closing, but works great.
Pros: *Aluminum case keeps things cool and looks great
Cons: *On the mouse pad, the right and left click buttons are integrated within the entire touch pad. Its flimsy and the entire pad moves when using the click buttons! Thankfully I use a wireless mouse. I take a star off for that. Next time use separate mechanical keys for mouse clicks or improve this!
Summary: Very good Gaming Laptop for the Price. Two things to keep in mind: 1) You need to manually tell it to use the NVIDIA Graphics Card in the NVIDIA Control Panel. This is the same as almost all laptops. 2) Laptop runs hot (as should be expected of a gaming laptop). A cooling mat is recommended.