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Pros: Excelent Graphics thanks to its GTX 860m with 640 maxwell Cuda cores and 2 gb GDDR5 Vram.
High or ultra settings on most games.
Back up built in GPU performs adequately as well.
Tough, Nice, Aluminum body.
Cons: Bad Screen. Bad viewing angles, bad colors, bad contrast.
Slightly incovienient touch pad, I press sometimes on accident to some pretty bad effect.
If you wanted to upgrade to windows 10 technical preview, GTX 860m will not work.
Small battery. 4 hours on casual browsing, 1.5 hours of gaming.
Other Thoughts: As I said, if you want the awesome graphics, do not move to the windows 10 technical preview (As of December 9 2014).
The computer is great for gaming, able to run pretty much every game on high to ultra settings at 30-60fps.
The screen is acceptable for gaming, not eye blinding awesome, but not distractingly bad. When you turn off the games though, the screens flaws become unmistakable. There is a clear line from super bright to super dark in the screens field of view directly through the horizontal.look upwards to the screen and it is very dark, downward and its a little bright.
Aside from this, the viewing angles are pretty bad and the color not great. Most annoying to read the time in the corner of the screen, bad viewing angles, but unexpectedly acceptable for games.
I would still buy this PC again because it is the only laptop in its price range with the gtx 860m, a must for me, and the nice, tough aluminum body I wanted after my last laptop kept arriving broken.
If you buy this, the first thing you should do is go to the intel display manager and configure your display. Then use the windows display configure to be certain your configuration is good.
The display is 10 times better after configuration.
Decent dedicated graphics
Very power efficient.
Cons: Fragile, spotty production
Other Thoughts: Arrived with a cracked screen. No problem, sent back for an RMA to replace it. 2 weeks later, the replacement arrives and cannot even power on.
A shame for a computer that has so much theoretically going for it. But I received two faulty laptops, so I must leave a bad review, just my rule.
Pros: I plugged it straight in and it started working, no additional drivers needed, and it is much faster than my wifi, so no bottleneck. Good for ubuntu 12.04.
Cons: Only one antena, not two, but I have seen no imact on performance.
Other Thoughts: Do not fear if your run ubuntu, 12.04 at least.READ FULL REVIEW
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