Hi! I've just bought this model. I'm not a gamer, but rather demanding user. It's an excellent value for the money. The problem is with models without preinstalled OS (e.g. Vista, Win 7). The trick is with the installation; be prepared to have difficulties with certain OSs and drivers for multimedia and WLAN. Some have difficulties with power management as well. You'll need some time and patience to resolve it. I had a problem with XP professional and WLAN. It could be solved, but you'll need a tech. background. Anyway, it's a excellent choice and decent peace of equipment. I strongly advise you to use preinstalled OS if you're not an IT expert.