Summary: To put it succinctly, this laptop has it all. Even the Blu-ray player which is one of the main reasons I got it. The only negative for me so far is the weight, but with everything they packed into this baby I knew it was slightly heavier when I purchased it so I am not going to mark it down for that.
Summary: This thing is insanely fast. I've had it for almost a year now and it's still not obsolete! That's so rare in the computer world these days. 16gb RAM is uncalled for, programs load VERY fast. The quad core i7 3rd gen can handle anything you throw at it. Big 17" screen is gorgeous. Only drawbacks are size, heat, and battery life. These are all to be expected with a computer this powerful.
Summary: OK, so i normally wait for about 6 months or so to write reviews on these products so that i can give a very accurate description. I must say when i bought this laptop i upgraded it to 16gb of ram. After using this laptop for as long as i have i love it today just as much as i did on day 1. Windows 8, im really not a fan of but i downloaded the classic shell and it fixed all those problems.