Doesn't get warm until you play games. Very quiet. Speakers can get pretty loud. Nice design. (Although it looks a lot like a giant MacBook Pro) Battery life lasts long as long as you don't run something too heavy. Probably one of the best notebook laptops for 2014. 1 TB of space is great! Audio is good.
Weight. Seems just about right. Gaming performance. You can play a lot of games without lag, but can't always max out on high-end games.
Not a touchscreen. No back-lit keyboard. Laptops this size are coming out with 1920x1080 resolution and soon, even sharper. This is at 1600x900. It's preinstalled with some junk, so you'll have to clean up, then update, then update more, then update to Windows 8.1, then update more, which can end up taking a few hours. The touchpad feels strange, so I use a mouse instead. The charger plug is in a weird spot. It's right next to the disc insert/ejector.
Feels weird when I use it in class/college because everyone else has an smaller laptop or a tablet. This is like a beast next to theirs. Also, update and get Windows 8.1 for free if you buy this.