Summary: I've spent the last two weeks dealing with crash after crash with Windows Home Premium. I upgraded it to Ultimate and the problem remained just as bad. Is it a hardware issue or is it just Microsoft incompetence? I had an old MB Pro and it NEVER gave me any problems with crashes. If I hadn't upgraded the ram I would certainly have returned this unit in heartbeat. I also had a Thinkpad T61 running Windows 7 and no crashes, if performed flawlessly.
Summary: I've had this computer for about 3 months now, and over all the performance of the laptop is great. Gaming wise, I have almost no problem. One awkward thing is the fan. After a day or two of use, there is a subtle whistle from that fan. The reason why this item got 2 star is because in the description it says that it has a 3.2 GHz processor speed, but when I received mine, it only has 2.4 GHZ. Honestly, I am very disappointed to have paid for 3.2GHz and get less.
The laptop itself is nice and the features that it offers for the price ...
James Neff, Amazon
8 January 2014
Summary: The laptop itself is nice and the features that it offers for the price are great. One big problem, it has the killer e2200 network card in it. This card has been a frustration of many people. I wish i had checked the forums before i bought the laptop. the forums are full of people that have problems with this network card. The laptop will work great for days at a time, the all of a sudden the network will either slow down to a crawl, or stop altogether.
Do not believe the published specifications. I have wasted my money on this.
Mr. D. R. Humphreys "Mr. D.R. Humphreys", Amazon
15 June 2014
Summary: I know that the marketing nonsense targets 'gamers', whoever they may be, but I like to think that I can see through the smoke and mirrors and select a laptop that will provide the hardware that I want. This one looks very good: it has a high-end processor, provision for plenty of RAM (32Gb, potentially), and provision for two disk drives. This provides all the capability of an up-market desktop machine in a laptop form.