Great machine read review for minor directions on how to fix the screen flicker issue... very simple fix
16 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this laptop used from a friend a couple of years back. It has been a great machine and I really have no major complaints about it. Some things you may notice with this machine: The plastic usb covers on the side break off extremely easy. Due to the size and weight of the screen there is an issue with screen flicker which is cause by the wight of the monitor causing the screen to become unplugged from the base.
I like this laptop its a good one for the price ...
6 September 2014
Summary: I like this laptop its a good one for the price powerful runs games great but the only things i have wrong with it is that the fans are noisy and it crashes when i load up steam. It gets hot at times.
Summary: this computer did have some heating problems when I first got this. be aware you need to clean its vents monthly or yearly. this computer shows no mercy to every game I play. I had this pc for 10 months and if this pc gave up on you then you didn't do a good job keeping up maintenance. If you know rarely anything about computers then I recommend you find someone who knows most about computers to show you how to clean your vents on your computer.
Summary: This is the biggest piece of garbage that Asus has ever rolled out it's doors. I cannot play any games on this crap without removing the bottom plastic cover and propping the laptop UP so I can have a box fan blowing air underneath it. Poorest heating pipe design I have ever seen. EVERY SINGLE DEVICE THAT PRODUCES HEAT RUNS THROUGH THE SAME PIPE. Northbridge, GPU, CPU, RAM are all being run through the same crappy fan unit.
Summary: I have purchased 2 of these systems and let me tell you it is a stable rig. First off, the 1600 x 900 resolution and the 1GB video card were enough to get some of the best games to run on High. I have moved on but the two friends I gave them to are still using them and they are running smoothly. The CPU is a bit slow for me but a Duo 2.7 GHz is enough to get the job down. I was able to play Diablo 3 and star craft 2 on ultra settings and even arma 2 ran okay.
One of the most durable well put together machines out there!
17 October 2012
Summary: I just bought my second one of these which should say how much I think of them. This is a very durable laptop, sturdy construction and lots of options for a reasonable price. The pro's: great graphics, generous amount of Memory even by today's standards (and they're getting to be an old laptop) Awesome keyboard, great screen resolution and really good cooling as well, easily upgraded, nice touchpad, super fast boot, sturdy lid hinges.
An amazing gaming laptop, but be warned of one dreaded design mistake...
31 July 2012
Summary: I've had this laptop for over a year and it's my favorite thing ever. This laptop runs almost everything. There is some lagging on say Civilizations V and GTA IV, but you can overclock this easily. On that, definitely get a cooling fan for this laptop, as it really helps to increase the life and play of this laptop. Asus makes very quality products for a relatively low price. A definite must.
Summary: This laptop is amazing! It powers through all the games in my Steam Library. The Nvidia GTX 260m is very fast and over clocks nicely providing for excellent frame rates. The 500GB hard drive is very roomy with plenty of space for all my 100GB+ Steam folder. This laptop is a true mobile gaming beast! Buy it now, you won't be disappointed! The battery life is a bit short but that's normal for computer of such processing magnitude.
Summary: I bought it year and half ago and it's still running as new. For gaming laptop under 1000$ I consider it very good. Very powerful for that time it could run majority of games on high settings. A little bit heat doesn't bother me if you put it on the table. I also connect it to 24inch monitor if I need a big screen to work. Plenty of memory let me work with internet without any delay.
Summary: Although this laptop makes a few sacrifices in quality for the sake of bringing you affordable power, it is really a great little, or should I say BIG, laptop. First off I want to address the overheating issues that others mentioned. I originally thought that my G72 was overheating too. It would randomly slow down during games sometimes and it didn't seem to me to be linked to how hard it was working. I would usually just restart the laptop and it would be fine.