Got my M18X today. I've been playing games all afternoon. Not even a hiccup. All of my games run super smooth with everything maxed out. I've got the Radeon Crossfire graphics and the "base" processor. It came with the latest BIOS. No Aero issues, or any issues up to this point. (fingers crossed) I can't believe the size of this thing. I love having NO BLOATWARE. Awesome. My last Dell had so much crap loaded, I don't think I ever got it all removed. Even the speakers aren't bad, although I plug into a Bose system instead.