Pros Great screen
SSHD super fast boot
I like the old school look.
Cons frustratingly sticky key on keyboard
fan is constantly turning on and off and sounds like a jet engine
Summary Love the screen and the speed, but some quality and thermal design issues. Had a bad key on the keyboard right out of the box despite what Origin claims is 2-3 business days of testing...(how do you miss the fact that the "m" key doesn't work right?) And you can't use this thing in the quiet car of a train...the fan is constantly starting and stopping and jumping between low (loud) and high (jet engine deafening). Seems like a constant slow fan would be better than on/off/blast. Other design issues: All 4 USB are in front few inches in the side panels, the external monitor out is also on the side panel rear of the USBs and the power behind that on the side so all the service connections come out laterally. Odd and clunky if you use a mouse next to the computer. Other issues...I swear I ordered with MS Office installed (I bought it for work, I am not a gamer, so there is no way I would have not bought Office) but it didn't come on the PC. It didn't show up on the invoice, so it is my fault for not reviewing the emailed invoice before the PC shipped, but somehow my selections when ordering didn't make it to the invoice...no harm no foul, as I didn't pay for the sw either, but I did have to call and purchase and get a download key. Jury is still out if this thing will survive the rigors of management consulting travel...