- Intel Core i7 4700HQ (2.40GHz)
- 8GB Memory 1TB HDD 128GB SSD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M 2GB
- 1920 x 1080
- Windows 8
Very satisfied 10/07/2013
-Portable very thin gaming laptop
-Solid build quality
-Sleek appearance (compared to bulkier stereotypes, you wouldn't think this laptop could game).
-Sharp screen with good viewing angles and colors
-1080P packed into a 14" screen for great pixel density
-Solid keyboard (I use a cherry blue mechanical - and
this laptop types just as well)
-Minimal bloatware ("Smartmanager" is a very nifty tool)
-Comes with a nice leathery-appearing protective sleeve
-For a Haswell, battery life isn't the greatest
-Some flex near G/H keys, but doesn't affect function
-As a trade off to the 1080P packed inside a 14" screen,
fonts can be small and harder to read
-Speakers harder to hear with fans on full blast, but I wear headphones when i game
-Wish the stock power cord were longer, but easy to swap out for a longer extension cord (make sure power ratings are sufficient 10Amps @ 125Volts)
I don't think there any laptops on the market as of today with a combination of all the pros listed above. I was really close to buying either a Razer Blade 14 (read about screen not being the best for all-around purposes, I'm sure it's fast for gaming) or a Macbook Pro Retina (awesome build quality, but not really native windows machine for gaming) - I'm so glad I bought this instead. It also has pretty good value @ $1400 compared to the aforementioned. I play mainly Dota 2 and I can run pretty much near max settings (everything set to high with AA on, render quality at 75%) and average above 60 FPS, except with crazy group battles where FPS can drop into the 40's to 50's. However, Dota 2 isn't as graphic intensive as other titles, so games may not be as fast on this laptop at 1080P. Perhaps a 765M instead of 760M would have been sweeter. Overall, very satisfied with this purchase, easy 5 stars.
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