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Pro Really good screen
Colors look great, black levels are low, contrast ratio is good (1034:1) and brightness (363cd/m) is good too. The sRGB score is about 91% which isn't perfect, but very respectable.
Pro Good keyboard
The SteelSeries full RGB LED backlit keyboard has 3 brightness levels. The keyboard has good key travel for a laptop.
Pro Mostly aluminum build
The covers and base are made out of aluminum, however there are still plastic pieces. For under $1000, it's good to see any metal. There is still a bit of flex, although it ins't worrisome.
Pro Good gaming performance
Bioshock Infinite delivered 53 FPS on extreme settings, which is typical for the GTX 960M. You will be able to play most games on high settings with respectable framerates, although for ultra settings framerates will suffer.
Con Poor thermals
While the fans remained quiet, the laptop got hot. Under load, the upper surface reached around 50°C which is uncomfortable to use. The fans could run a just a bit higher to combat this.
Con Poor battery life
The battery only lasts around 2 hours (half that of regular laptops) when browsing the web and/or watching movies. Be sure to keep that power cable handy.