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Pros: Pros are simple. It has a fast processor good amount of ram and a huge harddrive. Not to mention a touch screen. Its a lot of computer for the money. So far I'm happy with it. I do miss my old MacBook pro, but that was a 1800 dollar laptop when new. So not really fair to compare the two. My mac died on me and shelling out 1400 bucks or so for a MacBook pro this close to Christmas just wasn't in the cards. I almost just picked up a cheap chrome book to get me by for a couple months. After finding this guy for a couple hundred bucks more then a chrome book I figured I'd go ahead and get a real laptop. Glad I did cause as far as I can tell this will do everything I need it to do.
Cons: The keyboard does flex some. The track pad is a touchy some times. It likes to jump to the bottom of the page when you try to school down slowly. Honestly though this could be windows since my MacBook pros pad worked flawless in OS X but it was also a little flaky in windows. Built in battery could be a problem for some. I'm able to plug in 95% of the time so the battery isn't a huge concern for me. If you depend on it not being able to just slap a new one in could be a big negative. It runs on windows.
Other Thoughts: I paid 130 bucks less then what its going for at the time of this review. At the price I paid this laptop was a great deal. For its current price Its still a nice computer, but I'm not sure I would be as happy with it as I am.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Does everything I need it to do. Runs very cool I've not seen over 35c on it even after hours of gaming.. I haven't messed with the overclocking program that came with the card. Haven't needed to. It runs BF4 on Ultra settings and I get 60-145 FPS. I've yet to see it drop below 60 while playing. Anything above 35 is just gravy..
Also came with 3 games! And I mean good games.. At the time of writing this one game cost 79 the other two were 59.. I know this cause you have to download them from online store which shows the price before you enter your promo code given to you by Nvidia
Also was on sell when I bought it.
Cons: Price has went back up. Still a good card for the money IMO.
Other Thoughts: If the price drops down even lower then what I paid I might have to pick up a second one to run it in SLI. Its not needed now, but with two of these guys running I can't see needing an upgrade for a long time.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Plenty of room for cooling fans and cable management. Very well vented. My entire system runs around 29c. Even after several hours of gaming I might see 34c on my video card. That's just with the stock fans. I have a couple of 140mm on order for the top vent. Besides the top notch cooling it seems well made and well thought out. It also looks great. Feels solid even the door panel with the window feels nice and well made. I've had some window cases that the side panel felt like it could fold up if you looked at it wrong when removing or installing it. I did not go with water cooling so I can't comment on that aspect. But its nice to know I can slap a good size radiator in the top along with a couple of fans and still use the top grill. Keeping everything nice and contained.. Honestly though as well vented this thing is and the temps I'm getting on a I7 4770k and my GTX 770 I see no reason to worry with water cooling.
Cons: I didn't deduct for this cause I'm not sure its really a con. The removable trays for the HDDs are very flimsy. 3.5 drives are just held in with little plastic tabs with orings on them. There is mounting holes fore 2.5 ssd drives. Some reviews said there wasnt'. But I had NP putting four screws into my Samsung SSD. Holes lined up perfect. That said when I went to plug the HDDs in from the other side the whole tray just pushed out the front. Not a huge deal since this is a mid tower almost a full so its not like your going to be hauling it around. But the drive trays are a little flimsy. The only other thing that didn't impress me was the on/off switch for the fans leds. It feels a little mushy and cheap. Not sure if it would hold up to much use. I don't plan on ever turning them off though so no big deal to me.
Other Thoughts: My Asus sabertooth Z8Z motherboard doesn't have fire wire header. So I have a dead port on the front of my nice new computer. Is what it is. Be nice if maybe they included covers or plugs for the front ports incase you didn't or couldn't use them.READ FULL REVIEW