For a 17", it's pretty light weight. I mean, it doesn't weigh half as much as my previous laptop, the Hp Pavilion dv5. The clinchers for me is the large 17.3" screen, the Beats Audio Quad speakers and subwoofer which gives me good audio and visuals for watching HD 1080p movies.
Also, the 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor makes it's very fast and the 1TB Hard disk is more than enough storage space.
The minuses for me was the the lack of a full island style keyboard which makes the keyboard look clustered. Also, would have preferred if it had separate right and left click touch pads but I use a wireless mouse so this doesn't matter to me. It should also have come with a longer power adapter and the the battery life and general aesthetics could have been better.
Still, it's a budget laptop and at the price it's been sold, it's a steal.