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|Screen||1080p matte (probably PLS)|
|WiFi||Intel 3160 (802.11ac)|
|Weight||5.95 lbs (~2.7 kg)|
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While it is not advertised as such, this model comes with a better display than the usual TN display and it’s probably a PLS of a higher quality and the comments are all in support of this.
The keyboard is also considered to be on the good side. Storage options is abandant with two SATA connection ports for 2.5″ drive and ODD (Sata 2 probably) and 3xM.2 connection slots.
The memory can be expanded to 16GB RAM.
Thermals are relatively good. The case can get a little hot under very high load, but the an I7 CPU and the 965M GPU will run on almost max clocks with relatively low temps.
The disadvantages or points to consider are the case heat (I wouldn’t worry), weight (2.7kg/5.95lbs) and the Haswell I7 CPU instead of the Broadwell. A Broadwell version is already here, but for much higher price (around $1200-$1300), delivering the same 3D performance more or less, but for lower power consumption.
Given the current other options in this price range have a GTX 960M mostly, except the Alienware I5 which costs more, definitely a good option for many that don’t want to go above $1000, packing generally everything.
For those who want more (why!), GTX 970M laptops are becoming available for $1300-$1400 now