Date Joined: 11/23/16
Pros: -4k screen looks amazing
-the specs on this laptop allow you to do intensive tasks with no problems
-great battery life for a laptop with these kind of specs
-laptop is pretty thin
-you can run the newest games with no problem
-build quality is superb!
-really love the minimalist design, allows you to take this to professional meetings, etc.
-there is a lot of storage space and it is really fast!
-notification lights are very useful
-not much setup need!
-laptop does not feel hot under load
Cons: -the bezels are bigger than I had expected; this makes the footprint bigger than other 15" laptops
-fans do get noisy when doing intensive tasks like gaming
-pretty heavy for portability (but I found out this is the lightest laptop with these specs)
-power supply is pretty big
Overall Review: I really like the included gigabyte software. It is very helpful. I did not consider any of the preinstalled software to be useless and a waste of space. DVD drive is useful, but they do give a caddy to replace it with if you want more storage instead of an optical drive. Also, I am pretty sure gigabyte throttled the gpu and cpu at 90 degrees(this does not affect gameplay as I get more than 60 fps in any game), which makes sure they do not overheat. I would have preferred separate buttons in the trackpad and a bit more key travel in the keyboard, but that is just me being picky and I got used to it pretty quickly.I love the inclusion of a webcam, it is pretty good.
Overall, this is a great laptop that I would recommend and you can not go wrong with it. Even though it is pricey, this was the best laptop I found in terms of specs and size. Great Job Gigabyte!