Is this a generic thread anyone can use to write about their new Z71Vs?
Received my unit the other day. I have to admit, at first the size of it was more than what I was expecting so it scared me a little. (My previous laptop had like a 14" screen so this was a jump for me, heh.)
Haven't had much time to play around with it yet, but I'm slowly "building" it out for Ghosting onto DVD-R (I'd suggest this as a rule for all computer owners, drive images can be a real time- and sanity-saver!). My impressions so far working on my Ghost build have been very positive. Solid construction (though I have to admit I'm handling it like crystal anyway, I have a tendency to do that with electronics), quiet and responsive keyboard, no dead pixels, great sound. The only thing I found weird at first was the touchpad, it's EXTREMELY sensitive, guess I have to get used to it (though I've had to plug in a spare USB mouse to speed up the process).
The screen is awesome, it's my first 15.4" widescreen. The first thing I had to do was watch a movie on it so I pulled out Black Hawk Down, excellent visuals, nice and clear with the colors and separation and the cinematography comes across almost better than on my desktop.
As soon as I have my Ghost image I'm going to test the battery life, see if it can play all 4+ hours of the Return of the King Extended Edition before running out. My own specs & pictures for the interested