Summary: I purchased this computer for its processor and RAM, but the resolution is the feature I am most impressed with. I can read even the tiniest print at low illumination. I never thought I would be influenced by resolution, but truly this computer is a joy to work on.
Summary: I have been very pleased so far with this laptop. I received it a week ago and have been extremely satisfied. The packaging seemed a bit lacking to me, so I hoped the delivery companies handled it carefully.
Summary: This laptop is my best buy for years. There is nothing I do not like about it. I did pick the ASUS N56VM-AB71, but not the more expencive ASUS N56VZ-DS71 because the N56VM has 7200 rpm Hard Drive and for my need the Nvidia GT 630M 2GB Graphiccard is fine, some more hard core gamers would pick Nvidia...
Summary: I researched laptops in the ~$1K price segment for a couple weeks before settling on this Asus. Yes, it's a poor man's MacBook Pro, but it's a great combo of power & quality for the price. Not much crapware either, IMO. Very pleased with it.
Summary: Build: First of all, the build quality on this machine is EXCELLENT. Having never owned any asus product, I'm seriously impressed at the build quality on this thing. Even though I only paid $899, this feels like a $1500+ machine. The aluminum finish is fantastic and feels really good.
Summary: I asked a few questions about this laptop from other reviewers but could not get an answer... to anyone who needs to know, it does indeed have a backlit keyboard. I got mine this morning and it's simply beautiful, the screen and sound are amazing, typing is a joy and I could not be happier.
Summary: I bought an ex-display laptop. The laptop is in good condition - just the usual small handling dents on the screen back. A bit surprised how thin the screen casing is, but it is ok. The screen is really bright and clear - graphics are good.
Summary: Yes it is expensive at £800 but its 3rd generation i7 and 8Gb RAM certain does the job. Heavy multi-threaded simulation, accelerated graphics and plenty of harddisk space makes it mirror a light weight workstation. The ventilation is on the side so it wont start cooking like the low-end ultrabooks.