Sheffield Business user
- Not used to play games on, just needed a powerful 'desktop' replacement so I'm not tied to the office..... Easily the fastest machine I've ever used for making business media, editing and encoding videos, 3D cad, building websites, video DJ ing and so on.... Rapid at everything, far faster than my 'powerful' desktop machine !!
Good battery life ~3 to 5 hrs on average with constant moderate use.
Relatively light and thin, especially considering its performance capabilities.
Charges up to full capacity quickly again.
Includes a Sata caddy to swap out the cd drive... Handy as i thought I was going to have to buy one.
Good quality output from the sound card (use it FOR V DJ ing occasionally)
Very bright and clear screen, the only laptop I've ever had to that I've had to turn the brightness DOWN on!! Videos and photos look amazing.
Not much unwanted bloatware, very little to have to uninstall, almost ready to go out of the box.
- Disappointing 'HD' webcam, very grainy picture even on highest settings and good lighting, always looks naff when used for video conferences.
Windows 8.1 (need I say more)... , not gigabytes fault but still awful. Upgrade to windows 7 should have been offered as a choice.
Other than that it's hard to criticise. So being very picky....
Would have preferred 3 audio jacks like most other high end machines.
Gigabyte update software very slow and has a stupid and unnecessary pop up screen that sits in front of all other windows while it's downloading. Stopped using that and do it manually now.
Published on: 09 April 2015