Editors Liked

  • One of the fastest laptops available. Obscene graphics power. First HD webcam on a laptop. Excellent keyboard. Backlit option. Soft mouse buttons. HDMI and Displayport. Long list of processor options
  • Resistant case surfaces, Excellent application performance, Clever port distribution, Reference-worthy sound, Good battery life, High-end materials, Pleasant touchpad, Perfect workmanship, Good gaming performance, Two USB 3.0 ports
  • Intel Extreme processor. Best mobile nVidia graphics to date. 4GB RAM. Excellent LED accents with customizable themes and colors. SLI configuration. Dedicated Ageia PhysX card
  • Very good performance, Lots of useful features, Cool lights
  • Incredibly fast, nice screen, Logitech keyboard LCD
  • Design, Individual styling possibilities, High resolution display, Good performance, Low noise emissions, Good speakers, Nice goodies, like the illuminated keyboard, WLAN Catcher, Gaming Display
  • Stunning exterior, Impressive gaming performance, Overclockable Extreme processor available, Gorgeous screen, LED backlit keyboard, Customizable LED lights, Runs cool and quiet
  • Eye-catching case with LED lighting; dual-SLI graphics support DirectX 10 games; integrated Logitech GamePanel LCD; high-end component options; excellent gaming frame rates; highest productivity scores weve seen
  • Dual SLI graphics; strong mobile gaming scores; 10-key number pad; integrated Logitech GamePanel LCD; multicolored, built-in LED lights play along with music and games; backlit keyboard; can play media files without booting up
  • SLI graphics and PhysX card provide lots of muscle, 400GB storage space, Customizable backlights, Ultra-sharp 1080p display, Strong gaming scores

Editors Didn't Like

  • Heat is an unfortunate side effect of the graphics chip. No 1080p resolution
  • Poor display contrast, black value and viewing angles, Adverse loudspeaker placement, Clattery & spongy keyboard, No ExpressCard, VGA or FireWire, High emission rates under load, Creaking wrist-rest
  • Very pricey. Way too bulky
  • Small touchpad, Overclocking makes fans loud
  • Expensive, big, and heavy
  • Weight and dimensions, Glare type display, Low battery runtime
  • Some gaming performance issues, Keyboard could feel more solid, Vista Home Premium and bloatware on a machine starting at $2,700?
  • Expensive; very heavy; gaming scores fell short of the top
  • Similarly configured laptops are faster on some tests; plastic lid and creaky hinges dont scream (or sound like) luxury; the albatross that is the massive power brick
  • DirectX 10 performance too dependent on driver support, No HDMI port