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: 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.
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.