Summary: Computer is what I expected based on reviews and sales information, shouldn't be surprised by that, but in today's climate of purchasing items, it is a good thing when you get what's advertised. Asus did a good job with the G55VW, runs cool and is very quiet. It is somewhat heavy but not too bad. B-e-a-utiful display and back-lit keyboard are great. Hate Windows 8 but with classic shell it is liveable.
Summary: I guess that's what I get for buying refurbished to save $400.
Pros: This system replaced my G51VX and it plays all the games the G51VX could not handle very well.
Cons: I have bought refurbished G50V and G51VX before and never had an issue, but with this unit, from the time I turn it on, until I turn it off again the cooling fan makes a rattling / ticking sound which gets worse when the laptop heats up and is quite annoying.
This is the 3rd laptop computer for gamers i buy from ASUS.
23 November 2013
Summary: This is the 3rd laptop computer for gamers i buy from ASUS, the 1st one the Asus G50VT, then the Asus G53SW and now the Asus G55VW. Them all have Pretty cool designs, good hardware, performance, and the warranty along with the technical support from Asus is pretty good!! Good price, and overall good quality. The only cons: Win 8, i had to downgrade to win 7. Highly recommended!!
Summary: This computer is doing what I bought it to do. It is streaming my Prime movies and T V Shows much better than the crapy Dell that bad employee sold me instead of fixing my good Dell. It plays games that Steam sold me that would not work before. It is difficult and a challenge to learn, but I am picking it up bit by bit.
Summary: If any one out there is thinking about buying this laptop, I would highly recommend it, this laptop is not only FAST, but runs COOL. Usually the two don't go hand in hand, it does every thing I ask of it and more.There isn't enough I can say about this unit besides that I love it. My only complaint about it is the touch pad is a little quirky, Hope this helps someone decide if they are considering this one over another.
Summary: I really love this laptop and here is why: It runs smoothly. All if my games play all the way on the highest setting. While the battery pack is HUGE, it doesnt bother me. Mostly I needed a computer that could multitask well, play all my games efficently and store all my files in one place. I love this laptop. The design is great. I have had it on all day and it never runs hot. My games run fast and take very little time to load.
Summary: The gaming performance on this unit is top notch and the Asus customer support is the best. Unfortunately, I did require service but at least the issue was resolved quickly and without cost thanks to the great warranty.