Summary: I've had this computer for about a year now, so I can offer a review here without the bias of that initial haze of excitement. Pros: -The technical specs are good. I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I've been able to run everything I've wanted to run smoothly except GTAIV (but performance-wise, that game is broken anyways), including WoW, The Sims 3, Civilization V, and the Total War series, all on high settings. Light modeling and Photoshop also ran with no issues.
Summary: Purchased this laptop for my wife, who is a college student. We have not had any major problems with it. Everything works and my wife gets her assignments in weekly with no major head aches. My only complaint is the speakers and I quote, "Delight your senses with rich sound from the Altec Lansing speakers, enhanced by the unique SonicMaster design -an exclusive ASUS design that improves sound projection and quality. "......no not at all.
Summary: I am a 31 yr old female and had a 3 yr old Dell laptop I was looking to replace that was super slow and froze on me constantly. I've had this for a month. I am not computer savvy but needed a laptop for my classic ipod collection, connecting remotely to work, and various things like Microsoft office and tons of time in the internet. I am not a gamer but figured a gaming computer would give me the power and speed I wanted. I went strictly by ratings on Amazon.
Summary: Initially, I was disappointed when the laptop was having startup problems after a few days upon receiving it. I sent it in for service to ASUS which was a somewhat positive experience-(ASUS has a RMA process with FEDX-shipped to ASUS via FEDX GRND. Got my laptop back in about a week. Then another disappointment- it blue screened on me as I was installing an antivirus program. Got that fixed by the antivirus tech support.
Summary: The computer runs smoothly and I highly recommend it. For the price it's a steal. Graphics and sounds are great and it's pretty fast. Also it's very light for the size. Games like Bioshock 2 and F.E.A.R. 2 run smoothly on max settings. There are a few nuisances: - Runs very hot (understandable for the amount of power it packs) - Battery runs for only 2 hours max (understandable for the same reason above) - The power gable gets in front of the vent because it's plugged...
Summary: I've spent many hours researching laptop brands. I wanted a unit that would serve as desktop replacement, and interface with my home theater setup. This unit came equipped with the features I was looking for and at a great price. I bought low when the price was $949.00 on Amazon. Other options I purchased to use in conjunction with this unit included: Logitech Performance Mouse MX Antec Notebook Cooler Model 20 Siig 7PORT USB 3.0 Hub DAS Keyboard Model 5 Professional 4...
Summary: Ok so I just got this notebook about a week ago and I had it up and running in no time. My first impression of it is that the color is better than described on amazon. Like others said, it's a very dark brown that can easily pass for black. The screen and the back are a huge fingerprint magnet though. If you are a neat freak like I am, this may be a little problem.
Summary: This is the first notebook I have purchased so maybe my experience (or lack of) is affecting my review. One of the reasons I got it was to replace my older desktop, which the Asus does a great job at for a notebook. It is larger than many other models an offers plenty of screen and key board space, it is quite at home on my desk.
Summary: I ordered this laptop about a month ago and have been very impressed with both the performance and the look/feel of the notebook. This is my first ASUS after bailing off of the HP bandwagon for the last few years. The slim design and light weight package are very attractive. The keyboard gives a nice resistance when typing (almost as if it has some kind of magical 'type-assist'#....as well as plenty of space between the keys.
Summary: Just got this. Looked at it for a few days on [...] to get detailed specs and customer reviews before purchasing. I only bought it on amazon because the next day shipping was cheaper (about $[...]) and the computer itself was $[...] less on amazon. Haven't pushed the pedal to the metal as far as ram, HDD, and CPU go. There is an overclocking speed (called Turbo Boost) that is automatic. With windows 7 (instaleld) the Turbo Boost app lets you see the CPU ramping up.