Summary: Have owned this laptop for over two years now. Have used it almost every day. Super fast laptop. I replaced the hard drive with a Samsung 840 evo ssd drive to make it even faster. Boots up in 9 seconds. I play games such as left4dead 2, team fortress 2, counter strike source on max settings. . between the i7 and the Nvidia 640m graphics card it's gonna get hot; especially in the summer. I've always tried to keep it cool with a laptop cooler.
Summary: I've had it for a few years. The case is sturdy - well built. It's powerful. I use Linux on it to extend its usefulness over time.Do yourself a favor - if you buy this one - you must make sure to ALWAYS disconnect the charger from the laptop when the light turns green. If you don't - and you leave the charger connected longer - you will damage the internal battery.
Love it and it is a keeper for sure, but there are some caveats to consider.
16 September 2014
Summary: Love this laptop, it is powerful and sleek, and I have absolutely no regrets in buying it. The screen is beautiful and it is fast. The backlight of the keyboard is absolutely stunning and you would have no trouble typing in the dark. There are however, definitely some caveats that I'd like to mention for potential buyers: 1) My keyboard somehow wore out after a couple months of typing.