I have just ordered this laptop, though I do not have it yet, I have a friend of mine that let me borrow it over the week. It's fast and smooth, touchscreen is a great feature for me. Ram is awesome as well as the CPU boost that kicks is when needed. I am a graphic designer, and when I am not on my desktop I use this as a portable tool. Great graphics, smooth performance, great quality materials and cool to the touch. Very portable, I would say battery lasts about 4 hours on constant use. Portable and sleek, many people think it's a macbook. Best lap for your money, I saw it on Fry's as well as Best Buy for 679+tax. I am finally able to get Windows 8 to a good use thanks to the touchscreen. I am using Corel Draw X5 as well as a Bamboo tablet. Sound is clean, though I do not what the fuzz is all about Beats by Dr. Dre. I will soon be replacing its HDD for a SSD from Samsung to get its full potential.