I'll just chime in being a owner of this laptop. Got mine off woot the last time it was on.
I bought this laptop to replace my aged Dell e1505. You can't even compare the two, in terms of awesomeness.The screen is very bright, colors are accurate and sharp, and the 720 resolution is perfectly fine for the laptop. And as someone mentioned earlier, if you use the handy hdmi port, it pumps out 1080 and looks great on my HD monitor. I'm an avid gamer, and this little powerhouse doesn't disappoint. every game I've used on it runs very smoothly on high settings. I love pretty much everything about it.
However, I DID have some issues when I first received the unit. the bloatware is atrocious, but then again its fairly easily removed(not to mention you can just slap on a fresh coat of windows to solve that problem). The second issue I had involved the graphics cards. It has the dedicated 1gig card, as well as the integrated hidef graphics. When I first started playing games, they would fail within a minute of running with a BSOD. I did a lot of research, refreshing of drivers, etc, but the problem still was there every time. Finally after about a week, I ended up going in and disabling the actual graphics card. I know this sounds odd, but I've had absolutely no issues since then, and like I said, all the games I play look amazing. The only info I could find on this particular issue is that the games cant distinguish between the two graphics cards or something and it ends up freaking out. Another thing I read is that when using the laptop screen as your monitor of choice, everything has to be throttled through the integrated card, and thus issues arise when trying to use the dedicated card, however, when using an external monitor via the hdmi, it bypasses the integrated altogether, and runs on the 1gig card. I'm not super computer savy,so I don't really know the main cause.
TLDR;I turn the graphics card off when I'm gaming on the actual lappy, and turn it back on when I'm porting it to the monitor.
On a separate note, the speakers really do sound very tinny. It leaves a whole lot more to be desired.
Overall though, once the issues were averted, This machine has been solid and amazing ever since, and I'm extremely happy with the purchase. For those of you who don't like to "get your hands dirty" to work out a few quirks, you may want to reconsider. For the price, this machine is top notch, and well worth a few hours of troubleshooting.