I do a lot of modelling and number crunching + some graphics design stuff. I own 2 Porteges + a 3 year old Tectra. Decided to go for this model as i wanted to do new graphics stuff (not workstation level though) in addition to some gaming and music mixing. This laptop is perfect and just zips thru everything i have thrown at it till now. The gaming is pretty good too. A steal, especially at the price.