"Awesome machine for the price."4.5 starson by katInSeattle
Pros: I use this for a development machine, casual gaming, and a work from home business machine. I've had Alienware and Dell XPS gaming laptops. This machine is every bit as fast, more reliable and... it doesn't get hot.
Cons: Keyboard occasionally skips a bit when typing very fast.
Summary: For gaming I mostly play world of Warcraft. I have had this machine for about 4 months now. Purchased from BestBuy for 1250.00.
I love the full numeric key pad as I use 10 key touch a lot. Although it is a large notebook it allows me to transport it easily when I am working from an alternate home base. The screen is generous and it is everything I was looking for in a single solution platform.
I did have to fall back to the microsoft driver for the touchpad because in-game my palm would occasionally rest on it and somehow lock-up the keyboard in the middle of a raid. May have been a WOW compatibility issue of some kind as this would go away when I exited WOW.
I want to mention again it does not get hot, even under heavy, 4+ hour raiding! It has never locked up on me. It vents out the back(rather than out the bottom, like other laptops I have had) and is very quiet.
It's appearance is sleek, business like, and does not scream "geek".
I am just loving this machine and highly recommend it.