Relentlessly Fast and Powerful
I've needed to upgrade for a while, and it was important to me that I got the best bang for my buck. This laptop is 100% the best bang for your buck. I bought the i7 7700 with 8gb ram and no hard drive. I had an 850 Evo on hand so I spared that expense. Took minutes (less than 10) to get windows on there and start installing intel/nvidia drivers. Laptop was packaged safely and triple boxed. This is the perfect gaming laptop for the price point. Not too bulky, not too hot, and fans not on the mouse hand side. Pros: -Desktop CPU, performance is amazing -Cooling fan exhaust not on the mouse side (right side) -Average temp on CPU (i7 7700) during 4 hours of max setting gaming was 61C. Insanely good laptop cooling, especially for having the desktop CPU. (Arctic Silver paste upgrade) -Durable build, great keyboard feel, screen quality, ease of use -Fans not loud at all, FN + 1 is a shortcut for toggling max fans, and they are loud (in a good way, they seem like good fans). -The GTX 1060 can handle any game, most at max settings and still getting at least 60fps -Shipping - I bought it on a Sunday and got it on a Tuesday (free ground, DE to NJ though) -Sound - great sound for a laptop, the sound blaster 3 adds some real depth to the volume, makes it fill the room nicely. - Customer support - see the cons list for the only issue I had, customer support was great and very quick to respond Cons: -They laptop came with a driver disc. An actual CD, but there's no CD drive (not that I want a disc drive, they are near obsolete). But since this model is new the drivers page did not have this model listed. I was able to copy over the disc to a flash drive from my wife's laptop. Customer support was quick to respond and they are working on uploading drivers -Desktop CPU requires more power, which makes the charger for this thing a literal brick in size. Not that an extra pound is a bother to carry, its just bulkier than what most people are used to. Overall I look forward to playing games on this thing. I played a battle royale for 6 consecutive hours and the max temp was 69C. Super fun to play on.