Sufficient processing power for multi-tasking, internet, music, movies, productivity(Word, Spreadsheets, etc), basic photo and video editing
Large amount of memory sufficient for memory intensive applications
Uses conventional harddrive. Higer power consumption, lower shock resistance and longer startup time compared to solid state drive(SSD).
Battery life is unknown.
Highly advanced GPU sufficient for latest, most demanding games at highest settings at HD resolution
15.6" screen provides good tradeoff between desktop replacement and portability
Weight of 7.7 lbs is heavier than average for this screen size
Good full HD display with resolution of 1920 x 1080
Built in CD/DVD drive; allows watching movies and software installation from CD/DVD
Integrated webcam for video chatting
Processing power may not be sufficient for computation intensive tasks such as simultaneous editing of large number of photos and videos, virtualization software(parallels), file and harddrive encryption, etc