Summary: I am in love with this laptop. I needed something for my photo, music, and video editing, high end gaming and overall everyday use. I am a long time fan of ASUS and this product is yet another reason why I keep coming back to them. The i7 is fast and I maxed out the RAM...powerhouse. I had to remove the bloatware which was annoying but easy enough where I wouldn't give this product one less star just for that. It's not too heavy and goes in my case easily.
Summary: First, this laptop is a very powerful beast of a machine. Just by looking at its specifications, you know you are going to have the best performing laptop for gaming with a 1920x1080 screen. It also has improved cooling, a definite plus for gamers who play for long hours. A downside though of this laptop is that it's pretty heavy and hard to find laptop accessories for it like cooler and a bag.
Summary: I will never buy any other brand of computer. ASUS is the best, this is my 3rd one and I haven't found any others that can hold a candle to the durability, speed or simple functionality of this machine.
Summary: After reading some of the recent negative reviews, I feel the need to post this. Of note, this is the first review I'll be posting to Amazon.com despite being a regular customer for over a decade. Simply put, this laptop has more than met expectations. Purchased in April 2011, it has seen daily use without issue and continues to run resource intensive applications without issue.
Summary: I bought this computer thinking that I would use it for so much more. Then, I got busy with work and school and never really explored what it could do fully. Only recently have I started messing around with the 3D options. Its incredibly fast and I feel spoiled with it because when I use my wifes computer or my work computer I feel like it takes FOREVER to do anything. This computer is quick.