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 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.
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.
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.