Joined on 04/30/08
Pros: After replacing the 512 GB PCIe SSD with an HP 1TB unit and installing Ubuntu-MATE Linux, this unit screams. It is a Goldilocks book in size (just right) and the 1080p display is crisp, clear and even my colorblind eyes can see that it has plenty of color. The 4-core dual-threaded CPU with 8GB of RAM allows it to do come heavy lift processing. USB 3 ports are fast with no bottlenecks on large files noticeable.
Cons: Temperatures rise to uncomfortable levels on heavy processing (e.g. video editing).
Overall Review: The laptop I've been waiting a long time for. A real Goldilocks unit.
Board delivered promptly in apparent good condition with expected parts. Initially the board powered up with RAM, DVD drive and SSD drive, but when video board from another system was added, the board died. The video card tested Ok in another system.