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.
Long time ASUS motherboard buyer, first time laptop
Mark J. Farwell, Amazon
20 July 2013
Summary: I bought this as a Xmas present for the wide. I have been a fan of ASUS motherboards for a long time and have always been happy with the quality. I am happy to say that quality has carried over to their higher end laptops. Very clean design, fantastic sound and crisp display. Also, very little bloatware! That's the crap software and trials Dell and HP loves to put on their PCs to get every last dollar they can out of the consumer.
Summary: After an extensive two-months research on laptops, I ended up purchasing the Asus N56VJ from Amazon. It turned out to be the perfect choice! Top priority features for me were a very good Full HD display and a fast processor. PROS - Elegant design, great build quality and materials used, I think the laptop’s chassis is aluminum.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about two months now and I really like it. Great build quality, excellent 1080p screen (I can use it outside in bright daylight), good gaming performance, no heat problems, and good audio quality from the built in speakers (very rare on any laptop). I've read some other reviews here where people have had defective laptops, but mine had no problems at all.
Summary: Completely satisfied. I have a lot of time using laptops as desktop CPU, connecting them all peripherals. And if I need to move, I have the intrinsic mobility of a laptop. I needed to replace my current CPU a Dell Inspiron 6400. I chose this laptop looking for a good processor, and the ability to increase the ram memory, up to 16 gb ... I placed an adapter in place of the optical drive to place the hard drive that originally brings.
Summary: Since there really aren't any reviews for the laptop I figured that I'd chime in with some feedback. A while back I bought the system on Tiger Direct for 699, and I have absolutely no regrets with it. The computer really is a powerhouse for the price. The only modifications I've made is capping out the RAM at 16 gigs, but it was mostly overkill and because I love to multi-task. Some notes: Function + F4 key lights up the keyboard.