Editors Liked

  • Compact and light, nice looking, good matte display, good IO, although not the best positioning of important ports on the right edge, fast performance in most tasks once you handle the bloatware, easy to upgrade, decent battery life considering the hardw
  • Relatively cool palm rests and WASD keys when gaming, mDP 1.2, HDMI 1.4, and Thunderbolt 3, excellent display quality and colors, extreme performance for the size, consistent gaming performance, Dragon Center fan controls, Killer 1535 WLAN standard, very
  • Powerful specs, good keyboard, VR and 4K ready

Editors Didn't Like

  • Some flex in the chassis, treat this well, the metallic surfaces show smudges easily, room for improvement on the keyboard and trackpad, way too much bloatware, with an impact on performance, but this is fixable, gets loud and very hot under load, horribl
  • Very high CPU and GPU temperatures when under extreme loads, no other updates other than the move to Kaby Lake, only one display option; no 120 Hz, 5 ms, or G-Sync, end-user servicing will automatically void warranty, cannot maintain maximum CPU Turbo Bo
  • Gets rather warm, poor battery life