I've been using elementary OS for a while with no problems however I'm having trouble getting it going on my new laptop on which I've installed Freya as the sole OS. It's a high spec machine: i7, SSD etc etc. The problem is that it's booting to a command prompt (tty1) rather than boot in to the GUI. I think I saw a post about this a while ago but now I can't find it. I've had trouble with vanilla Ubuntu in the past where I've had to put nomodeset in the grub file in order to get into the GUI and then load the videos drivers, which was a long shot and isn't getting me anywhere in this instance.
A quick summary of the machine: It has a GeForce GTX960M (2gb DDR5), a quad i7-4910MQ CPU, 16gb of Kingston Hyper-X RAM and a 500gb Samsung SSD.