Summary: I've always favored ASUS over any other brand and Newegg as my purchasing medium over other sites. This, however, is really put a few things into perspective. I don't understand how a drive can be in this bad of condition and still pass as Grade B refurbished.
Pros: -Good System Specs (Aside from the Hard Drive)
Summary: If you guys are thinking in such investment I suggest never to purchase refurbished laptops not due to quality but rather to the future concerns and possible claims. But the one who is greedy pays twice.
Pros: Bought this laptop 4 month ago and was happy as a kid. High gaming performance with 1st class video card and good working machine(running matlab days and nights).
Cons: The main concern is NEVER BUY REFURBISHED! Got mine "bricked" after an attempt to make a dual boot with Ubuntu/Windows on separate hard drives and have disabled Fast Boot option in BIOS. Now it is as useful as Justin Bieber songs. As it is refurbished and my warranty is over(3 mnth limited) I took to a local repair shop where they have asked 1400$ for 900 laptop as motherboard need to be replaced(they are limited in options). It is appeared to be a common problem for ...
Summary: Wonderful laptop, couldn't have asked for a better, solidly built and powered machine. Hopefully this beast lasts as long and as well as my old Compaq.
Pros: First off, the laptop itself gets 5/5. I was a tad hesitant about getting a refurbished model but so far so good. The nearest comparable new laptop that I could find added a good $300-$400 to the price. It's lightning quick, durable, stylish, came right out of the box in perfect working order, just had to plug it in and get going. Windows 8 wasn't as bad to adapt to as feared, though having Classic Shell really helps. I upgraded from a Compaq CQ60 (which for the price...
Cons: The main con that brings the rating down so far was the shipping. For timing issues I went with the 3 day shipping that was $5 more, and it did technically arrive within that 3 business day window. However it was not at my apartment. Luckily at 10pm the night it had supposedly arrived (I had tracked it and figured it might be at the office but I got home too late to check) someone knocked on my door and left it there. Now I don't hold Newegg responsible for that, that...
Summary: Great laptop demanding applications & gaming (I recommend an ssd for even greater performance). I only wish it was in perfect working order when I received it. I had to fight tooth and nail with NCIX to get anywhere. They told me due to ASUS pixel policy it wouldnèt be covered. I contacted ASUS to confirm but was told that policy didn't apply to laptops. Hummm.
Pros: Fast, responsive CPU-GPU. The 670mx is a great chip and can handle anything I throw at it.
Cons: Received it with a dead pixel & awful customer service!
Summary: This machine has drivers for windows 8 only. You have to change BIOS settings to boot windows 7 and add a new hard drive. It was working ok, no wifi with windows 7. Then after a couple of days it would not display anything on boot. Shipped it back and bought another one. I will follow up on its review.
Summary: The notebook performs very well and has a good build quality. However the Keyboard is USA (international) NOT UK so some keys are in the wrong place for those used to working on UK keyboards. There is no Bluetooth. The Webcam only supports 0.9 mega-pixels in 16:9 camera mode and 720p in 16:9 video mode. Full HD 1920×1080, i.e. 2.1 mega-pixels, should have been possible from the advertised product. ASUSTech have agreed to refund the money paid - but read later.
Excerpt: В целом фирмой Асус я всегда была довольно и радовало их техника, как по качеству, так и по эксплуатации, никогда проблем с ней не было, покупкой я очень довольна, если бы не эта ужасная проблема, которая оставила о себе большой негативный осадок:(((
Pros: Машинка мощная, для работы при большом количестве открытых программ очень шустрая, удобна в использовании. Брала не 3д, так как в нем не нуждаюсь.
Cons: Поверхность ноутбука бархатная, остаются жирные следы, но если протереть тряпочкой то их как не бывало( не считаю это уж таким минусом, если уж прям сильно не придираться) Но самое интересное не знаю как у других пользователей данной модели столкнулась спустя 5 месяцев после покупки с такое проблемой, что высвечивает неполадка работы 2-х жестких дисков, в сервисе пока ничего не говорят, но сам ноутбук требует замены этих дисков.
Summary: Je m'en suis bien servit puis installé Windows 7 sur le 2° HDD. Depuis le bios a déliré, l'ordi ne s'arrêtait plus ou alors fallait faire redémarrer pour qu'il s'arrête avec Windows 8. Windows 7 n'a fonctionné qu'une fois. Asus me propose de me rembourser pour rupture prolongée de pièces détachées. Je ne sais pas encore par quoi remplacer, si peut-être un MSI comme le GT70.