Summary: This was bought by my son who is heading into college as a budding architect. Loves the graphics, works well with his CAD and gaming so he now has both of his worlds together in one. Great pc!
holy crap this runs ice cold and FAST also: answers to your most common questions
Gojira Neko (godzilla cat) "widowpress", Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: holy crap! no... seriously... holy crap! this laptop is insanely amazing. the price in its class really is unbeatable. the closest thing alienware offers is more than double the cost and i bought the MSI equivalent for my kid and its quality isnt anywhere near the ROG first answers to the questions anyone might have. yes, you can upgrade the RAM to a full 32gb WITHOUT throwing away any existing RAM.
Summary: I love the speed. The programs load seamlessly. I love the feel of the keys and how it doesn't get hot to the touch. It's so quiet too. I can't believe how quiet it is. Even with the battery plugged in, unless you sit in front of it...you don't notice much of a sound. The screen is beautiful. I don't mind a bit that it's not glossy. I don't see any glare from the light source behind me. Appearancewise, it looks smart and sleek. Though it is big, it doesn't look bulky.
Summary: I bought this laptop from the amazon warehouse as "used - in very good condition". It showed up in different packaging than stock, but the laptop itself seemed brand new. I've been using it for a month now and have zero complaints. Everything still works the same as when I started it on the 1st day and it can take every single game i throw at it on max settings. I love this thing!
Summary: We ordered this computer through Amazon, fulfilled by Datavision. It arrived last night and is defective. Datavision wanted me to contact the manufacturer as it is under warranty. Since it was defective out of the box, this is on Datavision so I am sending it back and they will decide if it is defective and either return this one to me or send me a new one. They do not pay for return shipping.
Excerpt: This computer has been pretty impressive! The power that it unleashes is truly amazing and ASUS really designed a quality computer capable of handling some very graphics intensive applications. However to my disappointment is the flaw in the Windows 8 operating system that just seems haunt a good portion of regular computer users that believe in the continued productivity that a traditional pc and keyboard setup can produce.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Fast, Long Battery Life, Powerful, Quiet
Summary: This laptop is great. The graphics and audio are wonderful. I have no problem running my games with all settings on their highest. The only problem I had was the odd way they partitioned the drives but that was easy enough to fix.