Summary: 8.5/10 outside of the network card this laptop does everything I wanted and even exceeded my expectations in terms of gaming.
Pros: Very fast, runs every game I like at ultra at 60+ fps: WoW, Skyrim, All the Borderlands games. The fan runs extremely quiet even when I've been playing for several hours. Backlit keyboard is great. Going with the refurbished I think was a great idea because I saved some money while still being ab...
Cons: It's a fairly heavy laptop but I already knew that before buying so for me it isn't a con. The viewing angles on the screen aren't great as light glares off the screen but that is the case with most matte screens. My only real issue with the laptop is that the Killer Wireless-N 1202 Network card ...
Summary: Build Quality: It has that quality feeling one comes to expect with equipment from the premium tier. It doesn't feel cheap at all. Outstanding. Technical: Impressive for a gaming desktop, otherworldly for a gaming laptop.
Summary: This is an awesome machine. It looks like a stealth bomber and the hardware flies. The cooling system is one of the reasons I went with Asus over an Alienware, and it really is top notch, whisper quiet, and very efficient.
Summary: Having spent a few weeks researching and comparing this model to other GTX 780M equipped machines, I chose this model for the cost. It was less expensive then some of the competition for the included feature set. I read all the reviews here on Amazon and other places before making my decision.
Summary: Pros: 1.Very fast start up- as it said from the description, this thing will be ready to go within 2 seconds of taking it out of sleep mode, Its maybe about 6 seconds when turning it on. 2. easy set up - It pretty much sets itself up for you, you just fill in the blanks for it when you are asked.
Summary: This is the only GTX 780 graphics card laptop with a thunderbolt port under $3000 so it is a great configuaration for what I need to do with it which is high end graphics with output to thunderbolt devices.
Great hardware, but Asus sells out to adware and game companies
23 October 2013
Summary: I've been using this notebook for about a week and overall I'm satisfied. Here's my bullet-point review: PROS - Insanely fast, runs everything I've thrown at it very smoothly - It stays cool all the time.