Summary: I purchased this computer about a year ago and im very satisfied with the quality of the Asus brand. The screen is very clear and high density. The keyboard has great feeling and the retroiluminated setting looks awesome. The fan is very quiet and the computer doesnt gets hot. I use it for developing software and gaming and has great performance.
Summary: Nice laptop with beautiful design, but worst hard drive quality in all of the laptops I owned in the past 10 years. Hard drive was dead in 6 months and sent it back to the service center. The new hard drive was dead again yesterday (less than 4 months). Very disappointed about ASUS brand.
Summary: Pros: This laptop is very powerful and fast, even without a solid-state drive. The laptop seems solid, isn't too heavy, and looks good. There wasn't as much junk-ware on this machine as there was on almost any other windows machine I've purchased before. Asus Instant On is extremely fast, under 2 seconds most of the time. Laptop stays pretty cool, even when gaming. Laptop fan is very quiet, even while gaming.
Great product overall, but almost unusable with installed hard drive
3 September 2013
Summary: This is a machine as solid as any I've ever owned. It has a solid frame, sleek aluminum lid (fingerprints show like crazy, though), ample USB ports and enough video ports to run 2 external monitors, and a great keyboard. It's packaged with an outstanding processor and enough RAM to make this thing future proof for a while. All that said, the hard drive is horrendous.
Summary: Due to space constrictions (having a second kid) I finally had to give up the desktop. The primary uses of this computer are photo editing (adobe lightroom + NIK software, photoshop) and the wife's graphic design (adobe illustrator). I needed something with good color depth in the screen for photo editing, while being able to process/crunch large photo files in a timely fashion. This laptop has really fit the bill.
Summary: when it comes down to best gaming laptop under 1000, there are 3: The Acer Aspire V3-771G-9809 Lenovo Y500 series Asus N56VJ-DH71 Acers tend to overheat, but has a slightly better graphics card. Lenovo Y500 series can alot of time go over $1000, asus N56VJ has better specs.
Summary: I always buy ASUS and always pleases. Once or twice I've selected the wrong one but I always find good homes for them at work. They are well made, look great, I get my work done with time to spare and that's what counts.