Summary: When I first received it and turned it on, I thought I had made a huge mistake in going through the Amazon Warehouse to get it instead of the new version. It FROZE. Immediately. In that short amount of time I also noticed that it was a basic Home Premium install, none of the ASUS software on it. I rebooted, and it froze again. And again, and again. Uh-Oh I thought. After 7 or so years of buying from Amazon, this was going to be my first return.
Summary: I'd been hunting for a new laptop for about a week before coming across this one. It was $900 on NewEgg when I first saw it. After a glance at the specs, and the brand name, I had to get it. I simply could not find another 15 inch laptop with 1080p resolution and a Blu-Ray drive for less than $1,100. My next choice was the Dell XPS 15, but it would've cost $1,100 for the same specs as this one. I also like the look of this one more. Pros: -Cool design and look.
Summary: Activision Blizzard Inc Starcraft II PC 72838 Napoleon Total War Limited Edition This computer is excellent. Just remember to have a DVD when you buy it just to save your factory specs. The sound is very very good. It plays games, has a big screen and very few computers have full HD for this size and price. I strongly recommend it as a desktop replacement. Of course it has some minor mistakes in the design.
Summary: First time when I received it the system was failed the screen color not right and BD not working, when I written problem to Amazon and return it, Amazon sent the other same model to me really quickly than this time everthing looks good each function works fine now and pictures have really good quality, I like this laptop. But only things when I return failed the one to Amazon I need pay the return fee first and I hope amazon can return the fee to me too.
Summary: I don't hate this rig. I played Dead Space 2 on Full HD and maxed out settings. No lag after I updated the gfx driver. My mind was blown into bits by the performance. And I like to eat cheeseburgers as well. Also Mass Effect 2 maxed out obviously. The only game that actually lags is Minecraft LOL DUHHHHH And watching videos on FULL HD is pants-wetting. The audio is pretty fly as well. Makes me fly. SYNOPSIS: VERY NICE! I LIKE! HOW MUCH?
Summary: I am glad I decided on this laptop. Price vs. performance it is an absolute value and the speakers are awesome! They sound great for some little dinkey laptop speakers. The screen is great and YouTube HD videos are very nice, even though the laptop is only 720p or what ever. HD is HD unless you absolutely have to have full HD the display is great.
Summary: I used this computer for video editing and it works great! You can use the CUDA "hack" (really just editing a text file) to enable the Mercury Playback Engine on Premiere Pro. I was looking for the cheapest laptop that would do HD video editing in real time, and this seems to do the job quite well. There is a lot of bloatware that needs to be taken off, though. The screen is really nice, but it's actually too nice in some aspects.
Summary: This machine hits at or near the top of just about every benchmark and is a joy to use. It's lighter than I thought it would be and less bulky as well--sort of like carrying a thin art book. A messenger bag is a better option than a traditional briefcast for transport. Screen is bright and crisp. The sound system is the best that I have experienced on a laptop. Even with bloatware, it has a clean start-up.
Solid laptop; great build quality and amazing specs for the price! Lots of bloatware and ugly stickers.
Jason Krellner "Krell", Amazon
19 January 2011
Summary: This laptop was purchased for my wife. She is not a power use by any means. Still, I could not justify spending $600-800 on an i5 machine that was underpowered and lacked all the features of this one. The full HD LED-backlit display is beautiful (the only drawback being that stuff is pretty tiny on-screen). Hooking this bad boy up to a full size HDTV is AWESOME, as the image is crisp and colorful. There's a USB 3.0 port. There's great sound (Bang & Olufsen).