I purchased this laptop 3 or 4 years ago, mainly because of the speed and the fact that it came with a DVD writer. Already installed with Windows XP, I found there was too many programs on there, initially that I didn't want. A quick format of the computer and reinstall of Windows XP left me with a fantastically quick computer.
Brilliant. I had the ultimate machine. I was burning DVDs, quickly surfing the internet and creating music using high end production software. Absolutely no slow-downs.
The only problem came when I went to play some games. It wasn't all games, rather it was just the heavy graphic influenced games. Although the laptop comes with an excellent Radeon display adapter, when you make use of the graphics card - the computer begins to heat up and then switch itself off.
After searching the internet for solutions, I found some useful PC software which turned down the speed of my processor and prevented the crashes from happening, but this in turn, overall slowed my PC down. Another online search led me to many more other people who were experiencing the same overheating issues.
Bottom line - fantastic computer but the overheating is a big, big problem,.