Yes its a gaming PC. I haven't tried playing games. Installed one or two for testing stability and temp of gpu.
We have to work in a Lab doing our projects. So, gaming during these hours are little tough.
Initially my idea was building a PC which costs relatively same with somewhat identical specs. But, one thing dissuaded me from buying it, Portability. I needed it badly so my ideal choice was DELL which had battery life, better warranty and ADP.
To me, this is my first time buying an high end PC, if you browse through my laptop specs of g500 its a difference of night and day. Nonetheless, I still use my trusted Lenovo G500 for daily usage. AW is restricted to development and gaming purpose.
If you look at NBR forums, Mr.Fox, Papusan and other enthusiasts don't like current AWs and often term them as "TurdBook" Or "BGA [edited]".