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Pros: -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
Cons: -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)
Other Thoughts: 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.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Phenom II X4 955 BE OC to 3.8 GHz: core temps 39C Idle, 51C under load, held steady after 15 minutes of Prime95 at lowest fan speed settings; temps dropped to 47C at max fan speed settings and held there at 20 minutes of prime95. Using both fans for "push-pull" configuration. Max core temp was 48C after a few hours of gaming. Also used Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound. At minimal fan speed settings, the fan(2x) noise were not noticeable over both of my chassis fans(ANTEC three hundred black chassis)
Cons: Annoyingly loud fans if you crank up the speeds to max. Will need to remove motherboard to install the cooler if your computer chassis/case doesn't have a hole cutout for rear access. Luckily, I'm using ANTEC three hundred black case, which has rear access.
Other Thoughts: Make sure your motherboard has two 3-pin power connectors if you plan on using both fans. The fan power & fan speed cords are neatly wrapped together with plastic mesh, but I ended up getting rid of the mesh wrap so that I could route the fan speed adjuster outside of the chassis through the side ventilation holes in my chassis.READ FULL REVIEW