Cheap. Performance. Quality. Gaming. These are all words that refer to the G50V. It is a great looking laptop and with its great looks comes outstanding performance. It will run most games on high setting fairly easy at an amazing price! Yes, the speakers are very weak and disappointing but who uses on-board speakers on a desktop replacement laptop? I don't. And the microphone? Well, if you're a gamer then you already got a headset. My biggest complaint is the heat. This thing puts out a bunch of heat at its side exhaust. The heat it exhausts is mind blowing. It can actually keep coffee hot, depending on what game you're playing. With that being said, I bought a cooling pad for it and the temperatures have dropped. The cooling pad was a small price to pay for the outstanding performance you get for this bargain of a laptop. Some of the ASUS software is glitchy but if you are a gamer and know how to tweak computers then you will probably end up just getting rid of it anyway.