Summary: I bought this computer for my son. Some of the newer games ran slow on his older gaming computer. Not this one. It handles all games with no drag. The picture is great on the 17 inch screen. The sound is good as well. This is an awesome gaming PC and would highly recommend this laptop for hard core gamers. There is nothing I dislike about this computer. I spent months trying to find a laptop that could play my sons video games. None of them compared to this one.
Summary: My Custom built desktop has a ASUS motherboard using an ASUS 23" monitor. Both have performed flawlessly. Their products are built to meet quality standards and not built to meet a low price. Well worth the bucks, and that is why I waited to find just the right one on Ebay. I have a Toshiba 18.4" screen, just a shrunken desktop which has also done well.
Summary: I don't care about compact or lightweight, I wanted a laptop I could use as a home computer, would be portable if needed, and would never lag. The Asus G74SX laptop is definitely a beast, but man what a powerhouse. I got what I needed and more, wow! Built well, screen resolution up to 1920, and tons of muscle. My wife summed it up when she said I had the Death Star of laptops.
Summary: I bought this computer sed for photo editing, homework, and a little gaming. The graphics (and 1920x1080 display) are great. The laptop stays very cool and is smooth and study. I would caution you that it is quite heavy, and larger than most 17 inch laptops. For me, the extra performance is worth it.
Summary: This review is about the product I purchased from KMM5086 - Amazon Marketplace <firstname.lastname@example.org> I bought two of these machines from Best Buy last year so I knew what to expect. The seller said it was only being sold as used because it was an open box; otherwise, it hadn't actually been used.