I have been using this laptop for three years now, and I love it. It has fantastic audio, which is great for producing, or just listening. Being die-hard anti-Apple can be difficult in the music business. Let's face it, the majority use Mac's, so it can be difficult to find a PC that can really hold its own against Apple. Asus really pulled it off with the K55a; a 15.6" screen, 750 GB storage, 8 GB RAM, DVD/CD drive, and Windows 8/8.1 all make this laptop a powerhouse for production and everyday use. If you hate Apple as much as I do, this is a must-have laptop!