Excerpt: Although this is a gaming laptop, I am using it for graphics and video editing, because I wanted something with power and with a 17 inch screen. (It's quit a heavyweight though.) B&H had an extremely competitive price, as I checked all over and found they had the best price.
Summary: Use it for engineering purposes soley. It's fantastic; i have more capacity than i know what to do with. I use Autocad, RAMSteel, Mathcad, Mathlab, Inventor, etc. and ive used up a 10th of the hard drive space. Only downside is trekking it around campus. 10lbs plus txtbooks makes me think my spine is compressing. At 5'8'' I cant really afford to shrink. I suggest a bookbag with wheels.
Before I get into the review I would first like to commend the resale company
13 November 2014
Summary: Before I get into the review I would first like to commend the resale company, Computer Upgrade King, for offering excellent customer service. I called their service number on two occasions about minor questions relating to the product. Each time I called I was treated to prompt, knowledgeable, and friendly service. Definitely would use them again for a future purchase. Now on to the review! I have been pc gaming for six years and have built my own gaming desktop.
Excerpt: I bought this PC when my previous ASUS bit the dust. I was expecting a bit more out of a machine with this cost. I use it for lightroom/photoshop for editing my images. It renders the images no faster than my previous, less featured notebook. I was expecting much faster render times.Also, there is a dead spot on my touch pad.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Screen Resolution
Buyer Beware...Actual usable hard drive space on this product is "extremely" less than advertised.
V. Godfrey, Amazon
8 November 2014
Summary: I rarely give a bad review to a product. However I think that potential buyers need to be aware of how Asus has messed with the configuration of the two hard drives on this laptop. First, they partitioned the two drives into drives C, D, E, and F. Aside from the fact that this move was confusing, the total configuration, when added together, was a clear-cut case of "the sum of the parts not equaling the whole".
Excerpt: B&H Shipped the factory sealed computer and it's just what I wanted. I bought it cheaper than other online places and it was fast shipping. I use this beast computer for gaming only. All ultra settings.