Summary: An Excellent laptop. Beautiful picture quality, good battery life ( for this size laptop) has plenty of ports to remain competitive to all the newer models. Express slot is perfect to add a 3.0 usb adapter and yes it works at 3.0 speeds which give you a total of 6 usb ports.
Still aesthetically cool with enough power for most games.
19 February 2014
Summary: Got this beautiful system for free from a relative after he let it sit around for over two years. The problems he had were random black screens and overheating. I had some knowledge with troubleshooting so after I fixed this machine, it's now running really well even after hours of gaming.
Summary: I have had this computer for over 3 years now using it heavily at work. I work in the oilfield as an mwd hand, this has been the main work horse for all of the job data for the past 3 years. You could say it has been rode hard and put away wet!
Second generation cpu make this worth while. Awesome product. Love it!
15 February 2014
Summary: This model of this laptop is a fantastic unit for anyone that needs a fast machine from everyday computing to 85% of the most modern games. This is because that only this particular model and the two above it...x505-q8102x, x505-q8104x and the x500-q930x are second generation Intel cpu compatible.