Summary: I had an N56VJ which I replaced with this (AFAICT all N56V* are the same). I have the latest BIOS and newest Ubuntu. Worst problems, which I see on the net some windows users have too: After hibernate the fans will go crazy, like it's about to take off - in fact they are doing it right now.
Summary: I have owned this laptop for roughly a year having given it quite a bit of use on a few occasions. It handles everything I need it to do from Office, to internet surfing, to video chatting, to gaming. The display is quite nice being full HD and is very well lit. The keyboard is a keyboard.
Summary: The only problem is that after a year the keyboard stopped working and when I tried to have a replacement from Asus they didn't have that option. I had to order one from another vendor not sure if will work. It will take like a month for the keyboard to arrive.
Summary: It is a great laptop but, I had to send it back because the external speaker did not work. The plug for the external speaker was messed up and the mini plug would not click in to make the speaker work also more ram would've made it a better package.
Summary: First time boot up with Windows 8 was pretty scary. I've been running Linux exclusively for so long now I don't even bother with dual boot. I got this machine from Microcenter as an openbox deal. I'm guessing it was returned because of the touchpad.
Summary: The engineers decided to be make a 'fun' ethernet port that has to be pulled down to plug the cable in. Once it's in it doesn't come out. Apparently it's a common issues: [...] addendum: I've been using a wireless mouse for most of the time, so only now realized how bad the touchpad is.
Summary: I got this thing six months ago and thought that this would be an awesome laptop, when it arrived I loved it and It ran Solidworks great even rotating large complex models. Something was not right however, the thing would lockup randomly doing little tasks, like browsing Google or using msword, it...