Date Joined: 04/06/09
Pros: - Extremely fast
- Silent and low heat for a 550 graphics card
- Amazing screen with bright colors and good contrast
- Very loud speakers, like the uni-bar design.
- Good quality case with quality parts
Cons: - Keyboard
- Track pad is too close to keyboard and really big. Keep hitting it when typing which create an issue with focus.
- 64-bit only, while this isn't a downside for most, I use custom applications and there was no additional drivers for USB 3.0 and other hardware
- Speakers are loud but at max volume becomes slightly distorted
- Cdrom\dvd is a bit flimsy
- HDD very slow, highly recommend to upgrade.
Overall Review: While this machine has pros and cons it is a high end machine. I highly recommend it because the pros outweigh the cons. If you are looking for an extremely fast machine with good gaming hardware.
I needed to upgrade the hard drive as it was just too slow and the bloatware on these machines are insane. After a good format and proper time to set it up, we have a winner.