Summary: As with most laptops there's some bloatware to deal with, but it's easily removed for the most part. I just needed a laptop that would be decent for watching movies and playing a few games that aren't too demanding (WoW and CoD). Runs both easily and has a nice picture for watching movies. Obviously it's not a high end gaming machine or high end media machine, but it's a good all purpose laptop for a poor college kid.
Summary: I bought the first one, and the touch pad seemed slow, upon loading all the software it became more than slow, I called Tech Support (not that helpful) I reinstalled the elan software, no dice and now I had to reset the machine to factory spec. Went thru all that mess still to have the same problem.
Summary: Recieved this laptop a few weeks ago and everything on it seems to work great. Lots of bloatware, but initial start-up to initial play time is about 6-8 hrs. Removing the bloatware and creating backup discs takes a while. Everything I have thrown at this thing it can handle. The battery life can be an issue. Put it in battery saver mode and you can get some hrs out of it but put it to high performance you will want it plugged in.
Summary: My impressions after a week of use: the laptop looks and feels sturdy yet stylish. It is really a bit bigger than one would expect for a 15.6" screen. It would probably won't fit into most 16" sleeves. I had no issues with it so far apart from the usual software related frenzy that is so common these days. Today, I let ASUS Live Update to do its thing and I ended up losing all multimedia and function keys.
Summary: This my very first personal notebook, however I have dayly contact with notebooks at work. I admit this is the best notebook ever touched my hands, but warning!!, this is NOT a $1400 notebook whit all the bells and whistles, it's just a superb &950 notebook. It does no more that's intended to do, so be warning if you are a high end user. Middles: - iCore5 works flawlessly, good speed, but some steps behind the best on market. - Comfortable weight.
Summary: I tend to like to buy relatively high-end laptops because I keep them for 4-5 years. My 5 yr. old Dell Latitude was showing its age, so I began my search for the best deal. I wanted at least and i5 processor and all the bells and whistles. I went to Newegg, Tiger Direct and several other sites that offer a search by feature capability. I typed in all the features and the price range and only one product kept coming up -- this one.
Summary: I researched on laptops for a very long time until I decided on buying the asus n53j-xe1. Let me just get to the bottom of things... Pros: -Very sexy looking -Really does play 1080p movies,animes,tv shows,etc. without a problem. -3.0 IS faster although i expected it to be just a little bit quicker. -Speakers: Sounds better than most laptops, but expected just a little bit more, as in LESS laptop speakerish.. if yo know what i mean. BUT STILL A PRO.
Summary: Overall, the laptop is solid. Pros - Powerful, the intel i5 processor coupled with the GT 425m graphics card has handled everything I've thrown at it from HD movies to graphic intense games like Starcraft II - Fans are relatively quiet - The material the laptop is made of is finger-print resistant - 2 MP Webcam is a nice feature - The automatic over clocking is really handy for keeping your computer running efficiently.
Summary: This is a powerful laptop with a beautiful screen. It has all the bells and whistles one can possibly get especially at this price range. Only issue is that the laptop itself is pretty big. It borders on the size of a 17" laptop but with only a 15.6" screen. They put a big bezel around the screen (I assume to fit the numeric keypad).
Summary: Having used ASUS motherboards to build my desktop rigs for over 7 years now, I was never in doubt about the quality of their products...so after my DELL XPS M1210 laptop kicked the bucket 4 days before last Christmas; I decided to take the full ASUS plunge. This is a GREAT laptop for the price..