Summary: If you want a machine for gaming, this monster will eat throw anything you throw at it. Not only that, but it has easy-access to the ports for upgrading! (designed with gamers in mind) You don't really need it as of now, but you can make this monster even more of a monstrosity if you please!
Summary: Great performance for a laptop at this price. Can play games like Planetside 2 on minimum graphics settings with pretty high GPS. Waiting for Skyrim to get here to test it with an open-world game with newer graphics than Fallout: New Vegas (which does well on the highest graphics settings).
Summary: It works great. I don't really like windows 8, but other than that, it is a solid gaming laptop. You're not going to get to run super graphics intensive games with this, but it served my needs for Dota 2, HOTs, and Divinity OS.