Summary: Well, I expected more than I should have. Hardware is great but this thing is absolutely huge, something I am surprised more people haven't mentioned, I understand that with power comes wieght but there are laptops out there with almost the same power and less weight (of course more expensive).
Summary: Well, I'm going to get down to the nitty gritty. It's going to be a very indepth review, so if you're not for that, skip to the bottom for my verdict. Having previously owned high end gaming laptops (ASUS G75VX), I'm happy to say that this one makes the cut. Processor: i7-4180MQ Quad core with a base clock @ 2.8GHz and a boost clock @ 3.6GHz makes short work of everything you can toss at it.
Summary: Bought this at Micro-Center about a month ago now, and it's a great machine. Love the CPU, love the boot times, plays most of my games at Ultra graphics (with the obvious exceptions of something like AC: Unity, which it can still run on high decently), and I also like the little useless trinkets on it, like the color changing backlit keyboard (I like setting it to the colors of the next coming major holiday, so red for Valentines day now).
Great Laptop if you don't mind the Bulk and weight
B. Dunn, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: I love this laptop with the Nvidia Geforce GTX 970m GPU. I bought the same laptop but with the 870M but decided i should spend the extra $300 and get the 970M for a bit of future proofing my purchase. I figure this laptop should easily last 3-5 years playing most games at a respectable Framerate at least around mid level graphics.
Summary: This is a very solid laptop, aluminum on top, and a sturdy lid. The base is a durable plastic which seems to be a much tougher grade than any of the HPs or other laptops out there. Base cover easily removes for easy access to disks. The only issue is that upgrading RAM is very difficult as the slots are under some of the copper heat pipes from the VPU/CPU. Overall, a solid laptop.
Summary: After three weeks of use, I want opine: This notebook have advantages and some disvantanges. Advantages: This sound is very good, good quality and good volume, Keyboard is very good, iluminated and many colors configurations, really very nice. The cooler system is very good, in stock the notebook reaches 70º C ( Batlefield 4 ultra configurations ), In terms of games, the notebook performance is very good, Batlefield 4 in high configurations, 40 FPS, Tomb Raider in High...