Editors Liked

  • Well-built, attractive chassis, relatively lightweight, excellent gaming performance, 120 Hz display makes for smooth gameplay (if framerates get high enough), plethora of ports, relatively easy maintenance, good keyboard
  • Thin and light for a 17-inch gaming laptop, Good keyboard for typing, Optional 120 Hz IPS panel with G-Sync, Even the standard 60 Hz IPS panel offers excellent image quality, Keeps the hardware running at full throttle even under extreme workload

Editors Didn't Like

  • CPU throttles under load, gets very hot on CPU and exterior body, disappointing battery life, high amounts of backlight bleed in our unit, mechanical HDD is frustratingly slow and behaves inconsistently
  • Suboptimal materials, flexible base unit, Bad touchpad, G-Sync limited to selected configurations, High inner and outer temperatures under load, Extremely short battery life