Another good deal. When not in use, you can do cryptomining on it. Based on the current value, should pay for the hardware itself in a year. You don’t get that often with computer hardware.
Decent gaming at 1080p (which is its native resolution). Battery life is decent but during gaming, 1 hour is what you can expect.
I got one last time it was for sale on woot. It cost more last time but it was worth what I paid back then. This is a really nice laptop but not what most people would imagine when thinking of a laptop. This is more like putting a desktop on your lap. It’s seriously heavy. This is not me complaining, merely stating the facts. It handles all of the games I have tried so far, such as Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and New Vegas. All settings all the way up with no problems.
All that being said I do have a few complaints. First is the wireless card. The card didn’t work properly when I first got the laptop but after some work found out the drivers were bad so after updating to new drivers I solved that issue.
Second complaint is about the pre installed Norton antivirus software. I prefer not to have expensive resource heavy software on my systems so I uninstalled Norton. Immediately my system crashed blue screen style and when rebooted would not load windows. I actually had to reinstall from the HP recovery partition which was also preloaded. But it comes with Norton built in so I had to uninstall the antivirus all over again. Which of course caused another system crash and blue screen which killed Windows. So four times in I gave up and a month later am getting prompted to buy Norton because it’s expired and basically useless except for slowing down my $900 laptop to the speed of the Stone age. So I cursed loudly and went to Google for answers. Five minutes later Norton was gone and I haven’t seen it since. The end.
So yeah, this is a great laptop, I like it a lot. But if you want to travel with it think about something smaller and lighter, this one is for gaming at home.