This is my first external amplifier, so can not really say boo or laptop on it.
But I know for sure that it does what it should when my speakers live out more than when they are connected to my Onkyo 929a.
Something I like about it is that it is also a simple and clean design with a properly build quality. It exudes quality about it.
Anything that is negative is the strong LED indicators for on / off on each channel.
Just wished they were not existing alternatively there was a switch to turn on / off function.