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.
Summary: When i got this laptop i was very excited to start playing games on the first gaming laptop i have had. Then come to figure out that this computer had profiles from a previous user and had a ton of files on it. And then i figure out that the WIFI card is broken so i had to use a ethernet cable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.