|Andrew Wilhelm - 11/11/2013
Incredible performance at a decent price! Minor technical glitches, but nothing that isn't correctable. Has played every game I've thrown at it with decent to great FPS. A heads-up for Windows 8.1 Users: The integrated 4600 graphics drivers at the time of this review are far from satisfactory, and I have found them to completely break HDMI audio output. make sure to use the OLD drivers for the time being. no noticable performance decreases with old drivers. Also, this may just be Windows 8, but the partition scheme is fairly messy
Pros: 4700HQ, 8gb 1600mHz ram, 1tb hdd, 1080p, decent battery life
Cons: drivers, dvd drve somewhat flimsy (can't wait to swap it for an SSD)
|Hugues Deraps - 11/09/2013
This computer with a few mods is awesome.
My mods are:
- Samsung SSD 840 EVO 750GB,
- 16 GB Ram Corsair
- Better wi-fi network card
- Windows 8.1 Pro
Seriously fast, boost/shutdown in 3-4 sec, the SSD is a must and well worth it.
Great for gaming and for work, I use the complete Adobe suite and I can pretty open all of the programs at once and they are all there in 2-3 sec. Amazing!!!!! I use to wait for only Photoshop to load, it took 20-30 sec on my old machine.
Battery life is not the greatest ~4 hours but that does not worry me too much.
I have been shopping for a new computer for a long time and I never had a good combo between power and slick looks. Gaming laptops are ugly, (I work in design/marketing so for customer relationship we got to look slick ;-) ) And nice laptops other than mac's were letting me down on power. This guys gave me the all around I needed.
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