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.
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.
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: I got this for my high school graduation never had a laptop for gaming my desktop was my main computer but obviously not very mobile so asked for this. I have had it for less than a year the first 6-7 months it worked amazing but after using it a while it started to slow down. the thermals characteristics are horrible it will run any of my games but after a couple hours it gets so hot i cant even run them on low.
This computer works great but it has video card issues.
31 March 2011
Summary: This laptop has a great video card which cannot be used to it's full potential because of the laptops thermal characteristics. Simply put, no matter what modern day 3D video game you play the video card will overheat and the frame-rate will drop to a point where playing the game is unbearable. I wouldn't suggest buying this laptop for gaming. Other than that its great.
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.
Great machine read review for minor directions on how to fix the screen flicker issue... very simple fix
31 March 2011
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 ...
31 March 2011
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.
An amazing gaming laptop, but be warned of one dreaded design mistake...
31 March 2011
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.