I saw this laptop at Best Buy, and I was wondering if anyone has had any success with it. I saw a few threads out there on the interwebs about people struggling with some of the ATI drivers and such. I almost bought one, but then I got nervous and decided to poll you all first. hehe.
So, any love out there for this laptop?
I love mine, but don't get the Best Buy version. Go on newegg. This is what I bought.
Keep an eye on it, because the price fluctuates between full price, $100 off, $150 off, and $200 off. Be patient and you can get the full $200 off, if you're willing to wait for a week or two.
I'm running 10.8 and have had no issues. Temp never goes over ~70 C under full load, been content with performance. Playing L4D2 at 1920x1080 with settings maxed out and still getting 50-60 fps is pretty sweet. By the way, the Best Buy version has a smaller screen, less RAM, and doesn't have the mobility Radeon HD 5870 (this is absolutely crucial). Anything less than a mobility HD 5870 or nVidia 470M or 480M will not cut it for a gaming laptop investment that you plan on keeping for years. Edited, Sep 7th 2010 10:45am by bsphil