Joined on 03/20/09
Pros: Nice and sleek looking, thinner and lighter with better performance than many laptops in this price range. Graphics card is very nice and eats almost everything without flinching. Documentation is well written. Initial install of Vista went flawlessly.
Cons: Too many stickers everywhere that leave gunk behind when removed. Took me 15-20 min with some rubbing alcohol to remove it all.
Overall Review: After considering several laptops up to $1000. We settled on this. There just isnt any other laptop on the market right now that offers comparable performance at this price.
Pros: Absolutely flawless operation so far. I've had this board running a Q9400 @ 3.6GHz at full load with Prime95 for a week now. Not a single error. Oodles of BIOS options, lots of SATA and USB ports. Comes with a full set of cables and other sundry extras.
Cons: CPU power connector is in a tight location, very hard to get to in cramped enclosures, especially after the HSF is mounted. The enclosed driver DVD was completely unreadable on several PCs. You might want to download the board's software from Gigabyte's website before installation just in case.
Overall Review: Note that this board uses a 8pin CPU power connector. Make sure your PSU has such a connector or order one along with the board.