Top positive review
Good for gaming, Not for Travel
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2019
I have had this laptop for about 4 months now. I am a full time student, and as such I use this laptop for all of my school related activities, as well as gaming. When it comes to performance this laptop does very well, I am able to run Overwatch, Pubg, and other popular titles on high and ultra settings, while maintaining a solid 50-60 frames per second. The 256 GB SSD really sells this machine, with a quick start up and ability to multi-task incredibly well. The backlight on the keyboard is alright at best, it does the job however it will turn off after about a minute of not being used, which can be annoying at times however small complaint. I think the keyboard backlight would be better if it had a function to stay on for an unlimited period of time. The typing experience is average, I can type 60-70 wps no problem, however I will say it is worth investing in a separate keyboard if you are going to be using this on a desk. I find that when using the keyboard for gaming the large bezel at the bottom underneath the keyboard can dig into your wrists and can be uncomfortable after long periods of gaming. So to recap, performance wise this laptop excels very well in day to day use and gaming. Now, my more negative issues with the laptop. It is heavy. It isn't the heaviest gaming laptop, but when I am carrying this laptop in my backpack from class to class it definitely adds more weight than I would like, however I understand that is the cost for all the performance packed into this device. Moreover, there is no 1TB HHD inside of this laptop. This is a huge setback because if you are gaming the 256 GB SSD can run out of space very, very quickly. If you are interested in this laptop, I recommend upgrading the storage to a 1TB ssd, or simply adding another hard drive which luckily this laptop is capable of. The laptop can get fairly loud when gaming, so keep that in mind if you plan to play videogames in public with this device. With that being said, The cooling in this machine is much better than expected, I have played games for hours on end and never hit over 60 degrees celcius.
Overall, this machine has done very well for the price. I have no issue playing any videogames or performing any other tasks as a full time college student. Definitely take into account the storage that is actually offered with this laptop, as well as the weight. Other than that it really is a great little machine and I recommend it if this is in your budget.