Great computer, fast computer with a few things I didn't like
15 May 2013
Summary: This is a super fast computer for the price. The CPU is really fast. The memory was a bit small for a computer as capable as this one - but for not too much I just bought a memory upgrade to 8GB and it was a simple install. The NVIDIA graphics chip is pretty nice for a laptop - not their fastest, but for a mass-produced laptop model it's pretty sweet. I use it to do really fast physics calculations - way faster than should be allowed on a laptop.
Summary: Love this laptop. My only complaint is the "mouse" area. It is actually a little too wide in my opinion. My wrists or sleeves often click or move the curser unintentionally. Other than that this laptop is amazing. I play all the Sims 3 and expansion pack games with no problems. Happy with my investment.
Summary: First, I am a little biased because I love Asus laptops. I had to replace my last Asus because my work software required a faster processor. This is my second day and I have only noticed one problem and have two additional negative opinions. The Problem The speakers are poppy. They work beautifully but before videos start there will be a small pop. Now, I'm not using the subwoofer that came with the computer so that might be a reason why.
Summary: At least until ASUS/INTEL get their acts together. I used this thing for a couple of months with Win 7 and it's the first time I have been overly pleased with a laptop. There always seems to be something that isn't quite right with a new laptop... this one was the exception and I was very pleased. However, after installing Winblows 8, things started to unravel. Nothing major, just some annoying things. For instance, 1. the USB 3.0 drivers are incompatible. 2.
Summary: Have had this laptop for a few months now and I am really impressed. Has a Good sturdy build and beautiful sleek design. The graphics card is powerful enough to play most games on high settings such as modern warefare 3 and assasins creed 3 but only on laptop screen. External screen will cause bad frame rates due to the higher resolution. The battery life is not very long but this is understanable due to the dedicated graphics and other powerful hardware units.
Summary: Background: I purchased this computer six months ago at the beginning of the fall semester of college. I noticed there was several lengthy reviews from people, and decided to wait six months to give a in-depth review on this product for those that are considering buying it. I bought this computer at Costco, I purchased it there as it was $899 the same price as the lower end version of this laptop, (Not sure if that was an error on their part).
Summary: The screen is pretty good, but not as good as Samsung's or Apple's. The backlit keyboard is very useful. The worst thing about this computer is sometimes it becomes very sluggish for no apparent reason.
Summary: I was very pleased with my experience with this Asus product. I have had no troubles with it since purchasing it, and it has even exceeded exceeded my expectations in some areas (such as sound system - pretty awesome for a laptop!). I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a high-end laptop.