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.
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.