Amazon Review by paradisephoto
28 people found the following review helpful
Power and Speed to SPARE
Not sure about the negative reviews, and don't understand why reviews with models having a different processor show up. But I have the model with the i7-6500U processor, 16GB memory and AMD Graphic card. After swapping out the hard drive for an Samsung SSD, it simply ROCKS!! It is FAST FAST FAST!! Boot time is about 10 seconds, shut down about the same. I run Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and the MS Office 2013 suite on it. With a gadget to gauge CPU usage, I have never gotten above 50% utilization. This has power to spare. I mostly have it in my office hooked up to a Dell dock (so it can run 2 external monitors plus the built in one), but going solo battery life is about 4 hours on wi-fi and full brightness. And the screen on it's own is simply gorgeous. Yes, with a 17.3" screen it's big, a bit pricey, but it's beautiful, powerful, and did I say FAST!!?? Love it!