I have had my Razer for about 6 months and it has been great so far. I am guessing the markdown is due to the 10th generation intel CPUs coming out. I wiped windows off of mine as soon as I got it and upgraded the ram and Nvme drive and loaded Parrot Sec OS and so far it has been my favorite laptop (I had several comparable computers, mac book pro 15 inch, two different 15 in MSIs and a few Lenovos). I am also not aware of any major design flaws or anythinglike that. Hope that helps.