- Intel Core i7 3rd Gen 3630QM (2.40 GHz)
- 8 GB Memory 750 GB HDD
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
- 1920 x 1080
- Windows 8 Multi-language
- DVD Super Multi
Does the job 11/28/2013
A good desktop replacement for the price -> $750. 1080 screen. HDMI + VGA out. USB 3.0 ports. USB charging while sleeping support. Ease of access and installation of Win7 drivers, do not use the BIOS driver update if you do this. You will need a more up to date disk of Win7 as I had problems with older disks.
Lid is very touchy and likes to slam shut when you try to close the laptop. Bluetooth is finicky sometimes when attempting to pair with devices. Fan is louder than a typical laptop when doing minimal activity. Win8 was slow and sluggish and non-intuitive. Win7 was faster but not to my expectation, I will try to add a SSD or a 7200 rpm HDD. Does not see headphones as a separate sound device which makes it a pain to switch from and to when the volume stays constant (my ears hurt).
I got this as a desktop replacement. I am not sure I like or dislike the springy, clacking keyboard. The power adapter is not the biggest I've seen but it still is a pain to lug around and does like to sit well if you move around a bit. Construction is perhaps similar to other laptops but definitely requires strengthening to handle to the increased weight.
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