Editors Liked

  • Great gaming performance, Backlit keyboard with punchy key action, Bright IPS display, Affordable price
  • Excellent Turbo Boost performance, Consistent GPU Boost, Comfortable backlit keyboard with deep travel, Easy maintenance, Good fan controls, Sleek design, Optical drive, mSATA and 2.5inch storage bays, Good battery life, Manual GPU switch
  • Very good value per price ratio and 3D performance per price, even for the $1400 MSRP, More power efficient Broadwell I75700HQ CPU, Good 1080p IPS display, Good Wifi performance, low pings, very good reception, SSD HDD storage solution included, Quite a g

Editors Didn't Like

  • Flimsy plastic chassis, Cooling fan can be noisy, Anemic bass
  • Maximum fan setting required for maximum performance, Reduced performance on batteries, 3 GB GTX 970M instead of 6 GB, No RAID support, No DisplayPort, No dedicated Macro keys, Loud fan noise under load, High surface temperatures, Average speakers; No s
  • Shell gets a little hot around the palm rests and bottom, Mediocre sound quality, at best, Display maximal brightness is rather low, Low variety of connection ports, no USB 3.1, no DisplayPort, High power consumption even when idling (might get fixed in t