It's actually everything that I ever wanted in a laptop. A sizeable 1080p matte screen, yet a very manageable form factor, responsive and fast in performance mode, yet also has long battery life (6+ hours) when running in power save mode. A back lit keyboard with number pad (programmable back lite is very cool), dedicated graphics card, fast ssd and also large hdd. It has all the ports I wanted; hdmi, ethernet, usb3, sd, headphone, mic.
There will be fan noise while taxing the cpu and gpu, but I think it's normal and I usually have earbuds on anyway so it doesn't bother me. At least it doesn't overheat like my old 17" Macbook Pro. Built in speakers are equivalent to most phones, but I don't ever use them since I usually use earbuds or a sound system. I actually like that they didn't waste money on trying to get "good" speakers. They also didn't waste money on a touchscreen nor some kind of gimmicky way for it to be folded into a tablet form factor. I like that it's a generic design. If you don't like the logo, just cover it up with a sticker.