The laptop does what i want it to do wonderfully, namely providing a smooth and beautiful gaming experience. Games like League of Legends easily run at over 60 fps without shadows, WoW runs smoothly on Ultra at about 40 fps, and this even runs Star Wars: The Old Republic on medium easily and can run it on high. The 1080p screen i got really makes a difference, and is even nice for watching some high def youtube videos on games. If you are a gamer this is a great cheap computer for you. The only annoying thing is that the network card takes a while to grab a signal. It knows there is wifi but after you tell it to connect it could take a few minutes to actually make the connection. In that time i do things like clean up, or brush my teeth and by the time im done, so is the card.