Summary: This is the second time I have purchased this laptop. I had an older version of it a few years ago. I ruinied it working in Saudi Arabia from the dust that gets into everything but I really liked it. It is really big and heavy but since I use it as a desktop replacement it isn't an issue. My main complaint is that the two hard drives are split into 4 partitions. This can be changed but it is annoying to me.
Summary: I use this amazing laptop for software development and to play games. Regarding the development, it is powerful enough to run multiple application and perform high intensity tests and so on. Best device ever!
Lots of Power for the Price! Very Powerful Desktop Replacement.
14 March 2014
Summary: This laptop is a MONSTER! There is no app or game this computer cannot handle... I purchased this Laptop as a Desktop Replacement, and got nothing less than. My only complaint so far is that I didn't get it sooner. It's that good. Upgraded to SSD Primary vs the 1TB slow read/write drive it came with, and that's about it... This thing is a beast! Highly recommended for the Price 2 Power ratio... Picked mine up for around $750 and it was well worth it.
Summary: These are getting harder to find. These are great notebook computers. They are a little pricey but still worth the price. The only downside to these laptops is they come with Windows 8 preinstalled. I installed Windows 7 and it works great.
Summary: I have built towers, nothing special, in the past and I have had multiple decent laptops; I am in love with this laptop. My concerns were/are: - Windows 8 related. There was not a manual/quick guide/Helpful hints/Warning dealing with the new operating system. Windows 8 is very confusing and not really necessary for a non-touch screen laptop. I also only come from an extended background of XP and a brief Win 7 encounter in the last few months.
Summary: For what I paid for this laptop I would have to pay at least $500-800 more for a Dell. I have had it for almost a year with not a single issue. I love ASUS because of their commitment to quality. I would highly recommend any ASUS product.