The internets are all ablaze (if you follow M11x topics) about it so good to see they are doing something. Sometimes bad press is, well, bad press.
Outside of the hinge design/placement this is a great little system.
Small update or notation:
Twice now the system has popped up with a message indicating the power supply is unknown etc. At the moment I am not worried because I have a theory on each occurrence
1: was load testing and was...
Talk about your first impressions. Reasons for buying.
System is for the Mrs. She likes my back-lit keyboard so it was one of the features we were looking for. Bonus: to get it you also generally get mid/upper level...
For install I have an external CD drive... none of my games were purchased online. If you have good luck with steam or other online sources then that will work and you can skip the ext CD setup. I say get one anyway though.
My gut says on paper you have "enough" to be current "enough". The problem is it is still an old computer and you are comparing to new stuff. I say if money is the same then enjoy it and get the most value out of it...