Summary: If you like big laptop with big screen, this is your kind. My laptop was defective so I had to return it. It overheated within 15 mins to the point where I couldn't touch under it. And all I did was install chrome and set up my account. I gotta give one more star cause Adorama did an excellent job in helping me return my product, unlike other companies that deduct price from you for repackaging fee.
Summary: I had no complaints about this laptop's performance when I got it. It played demanding games pretty well, had quiet fans, and didn't seem to have any real troubles with heat. I'd almost say it was perfect. But, of course, there's a catch, here--the keyboard, in my opinion, is terrible. Oh, it's functional enough, and backlit. The problem is that when you press down on some keys you'll hear a rather unsettling noise, like that of a very small plastic piece breaking.
Summary: Well I just received my G75vw. To start off he look is amazing by far the best laptop I have decided to purchase with this price tag. Truly sleek and sexy with a little oomph in the back it is impressive. I dislike windows 8 but that isn't a killer for me. What did knock atleast a star off of the rating is when playing LoL I get massive lag spikes for a few seconds which is enough to die (which is rather annoying). I have updated some of the drivers. Mainly gpu, bios..
Summary: I'm not a gamer, but I've learned over the years that if you want a great machine for business get a gaming machine, because if it will stand up to gaming abuse, it should handle anything the business user can throw at it. I added the Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory (CMSX8GX3M2A1600C9) to my order (the Windows 8 option I chose lacked RAM for some reason) and installed it before booting for the first time.
Good Laptop, but if something isn't right, return it ASAP.
2 January 2013
Summary: To start off, I bought this computer off Newegg.com (Big Mistake, Amazon for life). In addition I used to really like Asus products, and the worst part is, that the faults are not there own. They hire a contractor to perform the warranty and call center work (Bizcom located in California)and it is to be certain, I will never buy from Asus again until the contract with Bizcom expires. It loses 2 stars for this alone.
Summary: I ordered the windows 8 64, 8 gb ram, 750gb hhd, and 17.3" screen, nvidia 670m 3gb. I had had my fiance send it to me from texas to the middle east because i am currently deployed. when i received the laptop it had the nvidia 660m, when it was advertised with the 670m with 3gb memory. im actually quite disappointed and will be looking for a way to upgrade it now from the desert...
Summary: Everything you've read in the other reviews about its power is true. Portal 2, Skyrim, etc. all look beautiful on this laptop. The matte screen with full 1080p resolution is very nice and easy on the eye. The jet engine fans on the back of the laptop have allowed for hours of gaming without feeling like I could flip the laptop over and grill an egg. Now, some issues. One is that the space bar is not as responsive as I would like on a gaming keyboard.
Summary: I have now had this laptop for about 6 months now and all of the ASUS bloatware had to be removed for this laptop to run halfway decently. Also the audio output jack just went out, so now I have to probably ship this laptop back just to fix a simple audio output jack.. though it will not accept any male adapters that fit in my iPad, girlfriend's laptop, android phone, and my girlfriend's iphone as well. To keep it simple..