Today I picked up my new laptop. I spent quite a few hours today installing Arch Linux and getting most of the important packages installed. This weekend I intend to set things up more or less exactly how I like it, and start testing games. The laptop is a ASUS G751YJ, the specs are quite nice: CPU: Intel Core i7 4710HQ RAM: 16 gb GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M Storage: 500 gb SSD and 2 tb HDD I am running fully updates Arch Linux now, with the 4.0.1 kernel and newest nvidia driver from Arch repos and things seem to work very well. I have not had the time to test gaming performance yet and I don't expect to have the time for that until this weekend. As was expected with a brand new laptop model, there are a few issues. I got some weird error messages on boot, which seems to be related to the macro keys on the keyboard. But a few seconds of googling led me to a boot parameter which removes the error message. Another issue is that I am unable to switch to a TTY after starting X. This is also true for exiting X. After having launched X, TTY just appear as a black screen, so I need to type in commands blindly. I had this exact problem with my previous laptop when it was new, but it got fixed after some months with a newer kernel. I will post some updates once I get around to do some proper testing of gaming performance.