Summary: I am using this PC for gaming, college and everything combined. It works just fine, and with the Nvidia card (and control panel) I can easily play most games on medium specs. The mouse pad is a little annoying, but is easily disabled (I use a real mouse). The first thing to break on me (after about 2 years of strenuous use) was the DC power jack, but was easily fixed (be careful not to jerk out the power cord).
nicest looking and performing 15". professional, stylish, capable
28 July 2014
Summary: Wow! what a beauty of a laptop! Online pictures can not show how nice this thing is. Add to that a super nice, sharp and bright touchscreen and this thing is SWEET. Its the first touchscreen laptop that I actually feel like touching the screen to operate it because it feels just like a hi end tablet. It also comes with dedicated aka discrete graphics card aka gpu which means u can play real games on medium to high settings.
I normally have terrible luck with computers, but.....
Christina J Holman, Amazon
12 February 2014
Summary: I have had this computer for 11 months and it runs as well today as it did the day I got it. I absolutely love it. Fast start. Wow. It really is fast. It boots instantly from sleep mode and normally takes around 20 seconds to boot from shut down. I've never had a computer boot that fast. It's wonderful, because I'm impatient and forgetful. Why is it important if you're forgetful?
Summary: I did NOT want to get another HP or Toshiba. Both have lasted less than 2 years and there wasn't anything particularly good about them. This laptop with its Intel Core i7 processor is a speed demon. I was reluctant to get a refurbished machine but I love the light-up key board. My Mom was so impressed with it she is going to get one. Do think twice before you get a system with Windows 8; I bought one through Staples and at the 3 1/2 week mark I gave up.