Summary: Definitely a good cost to computer ratio. My dream laptop.
Pros: Lightning fast load times. Almost maximum in game graphics (very slight fps drop when many hair physics play at the same time, all ultra settings on Witcher 3). So, much, storage. So much SSD (the OS, and some hidden files are stored on the solid state, so it appears less than it is, but its the ...
Cons: Only 4 USB ports. Not very portable. Not compatible with Windows 10 yet (as of September 17th, Win10 does not allow for a processor and GPU to have different infrastructures, which this computer features.). Keyboard is so high up as to allow for strain on wrists and arms when typing.
Summary: Great laptop to use for just about everything. I've played a few games with it and have had no problems with it at all. I started having a bit of slowdown on my computer but it completely went away after upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 developer edition.
The ROG laptop bag isn't cheap but it's built like one should be
Donald McLemore, Amazon
22 June 2015
Summary: This thing rocks. I've had it a few months and only had one issue that wasn't related to the hardware (sound driver). I run this on two 24" monitors and separate keyboard, mouse, etc. It's a big laptop, you'll probably want to consider getting the ROG backpack for it.
Summary: As a freelance filmmaker, photographer, and visual effects artist, I need maximum performance power for as little money as I can spend. This thing absolutely destroys anything you throw at it- in a good way.
Summary: I know people are put off by refurbished products, especially computers. For those of you on the fence about such a purchase, or have a ominous feeling in the pit of your stomach... don't. Here's why: 1) ASUS is a top tier brand.
Pros: +Price +Fast Load Times +Tremendous Space +Performance to Price ratio is Excellent +Aluminum covering give durability and aesthetic apeal +Graphics intensive gaming handled well
Cons: -Refurbished versions do not allow you to operate system restore due to the refurb. process (at least mine doesn't). Not a huge deal as you can create recovery CDs and reformat, but still something to consider.
Summary: very good gaming laptop . most games i threw at it ran at high or ultra with no issues ( borderlands 2 , splinter cell , shadow of mordor , watchdogs , evil within ) the laptop is of high quality build . it is worth noting that there is an updated version of this laptop.