Joined on 11/10/09
Stopped working after 2 months of use
Cons: Board would boot loop and flash LED's after 2 months of use with XMP profile turned on. Turned off XMP profile and board would not get power after shutting down. Bought this board and setup for Fallout 4 coming up in less than a week. :'(
Overall Review: Even with return box shipping and sending the board in I wont have my computer up and running by the time the game comes out. +1 - 2 weeks, maybe more, without my rig. Nice.....
Pros: Fast, powerful, and quiet. This laptop has more then surpassed my needs for a desktop replacement, and gaming on the go. Feels solid and well constructed, the materials used feel of high quality. For the price I got $1,400 (on sale for the holidays) it was by far the best deal when compared to others in the price bracket. that said, I feel that this is still a worthy machine at its standard retail price with other competitively priced models. Extremely fast machine, boots in seconds. and has great load times on all programs. Brand Name, You're getting what you pay for, and although I have already had to call in customer support (details in other thoughts) It was fast, friendly and to the point. Noise, I seriously have never heard this thing making noise of any kind, I really can't hear anything when it's cooling at maximum fan speed.
Cons: Ergonomics, I feel like this was an attempt at a Left handed laptop. (lefties, this would likely work well for you.) The plug in ports power port, 2 USB, HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet ports are all located on the Right side of the machine and if you use a mouse and any of the ports on this side while mobile it may be an issue. Weight, if you want the power, it comes at a cost. I don't see this as a major con but be warned if you're looking for something light and easily portable. This is not. Windows 8, ONLY. the first thing I did after getting the laptop was attempt to put windows 7 on it. Unfortunately it's only Windows 8 certified. Thus no going back. My personal situation made this a con, but swapping from the stock SSD/HDD in raid 1, to Raid 0 SSD's was an absolute pain because of Windows 8. however it is doable.
Overall Review: Customer support was fast and friendly and the only reason I had to call was about information about swapping the SDD/HDD. Swapping the HDD and SSD, dose not void the warranty on this laptop. accessing the units internal components is done with only ONE screw.