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Pros: Fairly inexpensive compared to higher end cards. $150 was my budget and I got it for $10 over. Solid performer. Haven't OC'ed it but it runs everything I've tried so far at 30fps at ultra at least (tomb raider, Bioshock infinite, Saints row, SC Blacklist, skyrim heavily modded, and more). Also stays very cool @ most 60c at full gaming load.
Cons: So far none. I didn't like the OC GURU so I uninstalled that and replaced it with MSI afterburner.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Can play a lot of games with very little lag, while running antivirus programs in the background, powerful, fast. I've been able to run Skyrim, Dragon Age 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Splinter Cell Conviction, Minecraft, and Batman Arkham City all with very VERY little lag, and my anti virus programming running in the background. (the little lag I did experience was usually when my anti virus was scanning, but even then it was very much unnoticeable.
Cons: OVERHEATS!!! Unless you have a cooling method seriously take this into consideration! I used it for an hour before the temp shot up to 200 degrees (Fahrenheit) and it shut down to prevent damage. battery life isn't superb, but I usually use it at home so no big deal, the track pad is really annoying at times, the multi touch feature could definitely use some looking at. the track pad buttons feel a little looser then the should be. and the disc try is really not very pleasant, but I just download all my things, I don't the disk drive really.
Other Thoughts: Over all I can say I'm very much satisfied with the buy. If i could redo I think I might've gone for a larger screen and i7 processor, but everything else is more than easy to look over. Even my con's are more nit-picking then anything else. Except for the over heating, that's a serious problem. I'm looking into buying a cooling pad for my laptop, as yesterday while playing Skyrim it just randomly shut down, turns out my overheat protection program shut it down because it was reaching unsafe operating conditions. The laptop is fairly light weight, (definitely compared to my 7 year old laptop) and is highly productive. If buying from Newegg, also be sure to note that a recovery disk is not included, however i just bought a $15 USB with the $100 I saved from buying from Newegg instead of Toshiba.
I've had this computer for nearly 2 months now, and the only sign of wear on it is some smudges where my hand rests, and the stickers are starting to peel. Seems like a sturdy piece of machine, and can handle most of the older games, and some of the new upcoming one, (checked the stats, it can handle Assassins creed 3).
After buying this my xbox is sad that I don't use it anymore, well, I've discovered the joys of PC gaming.