Hey guys, I am loving my Asus N56VZ. I modded mine with a harddrive caddy in place of the bluray drive. I added a 120gb SSD for the OS and programs and it is VERY QUICK! It runs a ton of programs at the same time (including large photoshop files) and I rarely have to wait...ever. I ended up sticking the bluray drive in an external case so I can still use it. Love this notebook!