Pros

  • Quad-core mobile Haswell
  • 16GB of memory

Cons

  • Necessarily heavy
  • Cramped keyboard
  • No touchscreen

At A Glance

Buy now or wait and see? It's early in the Haswell lifecycle, but this machine offers a compelling combination of design and performance.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7-4700MQ
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility Microsoft Windows 8
Display
Display size 17.3 inches
Display type Color LCD with LED backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia Geforce GTX 780m
Storage
Drive 1 size 60.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drive 2 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 2 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 2 speed 5400.0 RPM
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Ports and Connections
Audio Output Audio - 1/8
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Power
Battery Type Lithium Ion Battery
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Z87
Dimensions
Width 16.85 inches
Depth 11.34 inches
Height 2.17 inches
Weight 8.7 pounds
Weight with Accessories 10.75 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives Blu-ray Drive
Storage Media
Memory stick Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Desktop Replacement
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 417.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 04:11   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 17.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 5342.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 3132.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5431.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 46.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 188.3   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 103.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 109.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 215.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 3.5   Watt hours
Idle power usage 13.8   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 33022.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 16468.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 2304.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 4675.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 47.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 66.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 20.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 64.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 45.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 79.7   Frames per second (higher is better)