Pro Sharp 3200x1800 multi-touch display
The IPS display is bright at 320 nits, has great contrast and excellent black levels.
Pro Great performance
Blade comes with the GeForce GTX 970M graphics card with 3DMark's 1920x1080 Fire Strike Standard Graphics benchmarks showing a scores of 7440. As of March, 2015 it is the second best mobile graphics cards on the market. Still, it should be noted that the 980M is 20 to 30 percent faster than the 970M.
In the real world, GTX 970M allows running Evolve, Shadow of Mordor, Battlefield 4, on ultra at 51, 52, 55 fps on average respectively.
The laptop has a i7-4720HQ CPU with PassMark's score of 7,790. While still a strong performer, it should be noted that as of March, 2015 it's about 23% less performant than the top option.
Blade has 16 GB of RAM, more than enough for anything gaming related.
It can be set up to have 128GB or 256GB or 512GB SSD. Files read from SSD will load quicker as compared to a HDD so it's recommended for the operating system and software or games that are run regularly or can take advantage of the quicker load times.
Weighs 4.47 lbs / 1.9 kg, which is surprisingly light for such a beastly machine.
Pro Good keyboard and trackpad
The laptop has a backlit anti-ghosting keyboard with a pleasant feel. The backlighting intensity can be adjusted.
Pro Sturdy construction
The laptop has a good CNC aluminum body with a black finish on the anodized aluminum that resists fingerprints. It's quite thin with dimensions comparable to MBP at 13.6" x 9.3 " x 0.70".
Con Reflective screen
The QHD+ touchscreen is glossy.
Con SATA-based SSD
Blade uses a LiteOn L9G, that's SATA-based and considerably slower than PCI-E.
Con Lowest brightness is too high
The laptop's lowest brightness is 90 nits and as such it can be uncomfortable to use in the dark.