The HP 17-e189nr Laptop arrived and it is truly a beauty. Very nice looking, no cosmetic wear and lighter than my older 17" Gateway laptop. The boot up time is about par and that depends on just how much you install on it. On the plus side it is all that has been stated so far in the forum and I was surprised how well it ran some recent games - better than I anticipated and some on high settings. The A10-5750M with Radeon™ HD 8650G can really move graphics exceptionally well. So far I've loaded three games including Bioshock Infinite and Assassins Creed Liberation HD. Both games ran smooth with no jerking or static motion. Not surprisingly Assassin's Creed Black Flag IV did have to be scaled down some but was acceptable considering that I couldn't play it on the Gateway.
Minor negatives I can live with - I wish they would have the large "delete" key on the keypad. A minor bugaboo of mine as I'm used to having the big delete key that is so often used. My older Gateway had two hard drive drive bays & this one has just one. Although an extra SSD would not improve gaming the Gateway booted up on the SSD in 12 seconds and I miss having that for quick internet email checks.
But all things considered the laptop is all that stated and a great Slickdeal.
Last edited by SlickPickNick; 08-13-2014 at 06:53 AM..
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