I've had my X454l for more than two years now and it still runs very well. The build is durable, and the material is quite hard so it won't break easily if you put it in your bag and somehow bump your bag from time to time during your commute from school/work. The laptop comes with a Nvidia Geforce 820m 1gb GPU and 4 gb of ram which is pretty decent enough for gaming. I played Skyrim on this laptop just fine on medium settings, and I am currently playing Metal Gear Solid 5: Phantom Pain here too and it runs around 30-35fps which is definitely playable. The processor is an Intel Core i3 4th Generation and is good enough to process multiple software at once, just don't expect it to perform fantastically when you're running softwares like Adobe After Effects, Sony Vegas, and Visual Studio all at the same time. The biggest con I find here is that the battery is built-in. And I don't really want to take their word for "Lithium Ion does not consume your charging electricity once it's already full, so don't worry" since it does heat up after a long time of gaming while charging. The FPS in gaming drops too on high end games once you take off the charger, even if you set your power options to be more inclined to "maximum performance". I would rate it a 8/10.