Newcastle General home user
- It looks amazing! The aluminum chassis is top notch.
build quality is really good. No notable flex from the chassis and the machine feels overall solid like a Mac.
The 4k screen is nothing short of incredible. Going from a 19'' 1080p monitor is like seeing for the first time.
In short, apart from a few small annoying things, e.g. acclimatising to Windows 8, poor battery life, I have found it an incredible workstation to use. It has increased my productivity in Adobe software(Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator), and CAD (Rhino, Blender, Solidworks), and was a great investment.
- The battery life is awful, expect about 2 hours when using the GPU, but it is to be expected with a power hungry chip.
The poor battery life does restrict the mobility of the machine but consider it a compromise for all that extra GPU juice!
Just a minor thing, the font for the keyboard took some getting used to.
Some apps and programs are not optimized for a 4k screen which leaves icons looking tiny, but the majority of them can be scaled,for example Adobe Photoshop, which fixes the problem. As 4k gets more common programs will certainly tailor for it.
Published on: 07 April 2015