Had a awesome opportunity to upgrade and took it! I am now a RTX Blade owner and I love it! it is still the 8th gen! but with the upgraded GPU! and I love it! ohh back light for the F1-F12 secondary macros woohooo!!! oh! and the face recognition is pretty awesome! I was able to swap over my SSD and Ram without a problem and saved a lot of time not having to install fresh OS as it is pretty much the same system! just had to update the GPU Drivers!