Summary: I have had this laptop for two years now. I bought it as a desktop replacement which I could also carry around locally. The reason I bought this laptop was because it seemed sturdy, and it is, the screen was HD and sharp, keyboard was backlit, came with an intel i7,12 GB of memory and a decent HD. Nice specs. It came with a asus laptop backpack, which you will need, cause this thing is a beast. Its heavy ! Ugly bag, but a bag is required.
Summary: This laptop is a great desktop replacement. I haven't found many games I can't play with the graphics maxed out. All of them play on at least High. It's a lot bigger than I thought it was, but I love the fans on the back. They keep it from overheating (as long as they are unblocked..) I had an issue with the power pin breaking off, but had a warranty and got it fixed. I also love the 2 HDD bays. I plan on putting an SSD in it eventually.
Summary: This product is no longer in stock, it was the 2011 model. I bought the 2nd to last one. I had been on the fence about buying this and when there was just a few left, Amazon dropped the price from $1300 to $1100 and that's when I pulled the trigger and I'm happy with my laptop. Yes, its quite heavy, its a gaming laptop. For the price (compare to Alienware) its quite a deal.
Has a few issues, but for the price, I'm not complaining
29 April 2012
Summary: As others have mentioned this laptop has a few "issues" as follows: 1. First one arrived DOA. Ordered from Tigerdirect, which has a local outlet, where I brought it for exchange. They only had the floor model left--and discounted it an additional $150 for me! At approx. $750, such a deal! 2. However, with that in mind, buying extended warranty might be advisable. 3.
Summary: The last year Circuit City was selling this laptop on black Friday for $910 dollars with 2 years warranty + 1 year of accidental warranty included. When I saw that I did not think it twice, I bought it right away! the next day out of stock! If you are looking to buy a cheap gaming laptop with awesome features and quality, only Asus meets the requirements!
Great performance! But some ASUS decision not so great.
20 February 2012
Summary: Great performance, construction and pricetag! It's ASUS! I love it! BUT... I have 2 things to complain about: I dont know why ASUS's choice was the 128bits gtx 560 and not the 192bits... I saw in many forums zillions of problem about the magnet sensor that tell when the lid is closed or not, well, my asus came with this and i dont know how to permanently fix this problem, im in brazil and I cant sendo to RMA (global guarantee?? maybe not).
15.6 inch screen, yes, but it's closer to an 18 inch laptop
charlie doroin jr, Amazon
18 February 2012
Summary: Bought it, had it shipped, received it in perfect working order. It's a great laptop with a super-bright screen. Everything's as it should be, except for one thing: there is no way the published dimensions are right. I bought a Targus Revolution XL specifically because it was designed for 15-16 inch laptops, and this beautiful monster of a laptop wouldn't fit. Had to get a more boring backpack instead.
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