Summary: It might not be constructed of premium materials, but it still seems well made. It offers robust processing power and decent gaming capabilities in a slim profile, and an easy-to-access free drive bay makes it possible to add extra storage. It also comes complete with two USB 3.0 ports. If you’re looking for a well-rounded machine at a budget price, the RF710 fits that bill.
Pros: Quad-core CPU; decent at games; lightweight for a 17-inch notebook; good price.
Cons: We’d prefer a 1920x1080 screen; GPU isn’t great for new games; glossy black lid means smudges.