So far SO good!
I have only had this laptop for less than a week but so far it is performing amazingly! I read a lot of reviews, before I made my purchase, that say doing a clean install out of the box helps get rid of unwanted bloatware and speeds up the system but I have not had a single issue of slow performance, as of yet, and I have been using it right out of the box!
Based on my experience so far, I would highly recommend this laptop!
Great Laptop - Excellent Performance
Pros: Light & Portable
Powerful (1070 Max Q version)
Crisp, bright screen. The color calibration really becomes noticeable as well (1080p version)
Trackpad is sensitive and allows for tap-clicking
Keyboard feels very crisp to use
Build quality feels solid. Especially screen hinges
Numpad included within 14" body unlike competitors (one of the main reasons I got this laptop as opposed to the MSI)
Absolutely massive battery (The other main reason why I bought this laptop instead)
Side ports are very tight and prevent USB cables from falling out.
Actual exterior is very low-key and calm, and I feel like I can bring this to school or my job without being embarrassed unlike other laptops that look like they'll hear "Autoboots, roll out" and walk out the door to fight the deceptions.
Cons: Keyboard needs a little bit more force than other keyboards to fully depress keys.
Some of the keys have dull backlighting which looks a little weird (R-shift, Tab)
Double-types a little bit more often than other keyboards of other laptops within similar price range.
Fans can get LOUD
The speakers are of similar quality to those you get in complementary airplane headphones (aka, terrible)
The default Gigabyte Smart looks like it came out of the Windows Vista era, and has annoying little On Screen Displays for Sound levels and Screen brightness changing (something that windows already has built-in...)