Summary: Hi everyone. I bought this laptop on March 1, 2010. The first thing I did was max out the memory to 8gb. The i7 and the Mobility Radeon HD 5730 make this machine the beast it is. When I set out to buy a laptop back in 2010 I was looking for a desktop replacement that could run the Adobe Creative Suite and play games too. I work a lot in Photoshop, Indesign, After Effects and Premier Pro so I needed a beefy machine.
Summary: Bought this laptop on Amazon in July 8, for $949.99 Needed something for college and a well be future proof for at least 2 or 3 years I must say, since this is my first laptop, it is everything I could want + more Like all the other reviews I've read, this laptops pros are that it is absolutely fast and is powerful Great graphics, speed, design, and is comfortable to use for hours.
Summary: ASUS N61JQ-X1 is the best laptop by far. I replaced all my gaming systems & desktop with = this laptop & a STEAM account. I wirelessly game on my 2009 52" Sharp LCD HDTV & Sony/Polk -hybrid DolbyDigital 5.1 home theatre system [multi kW theatre]. Sometimes I game in the 7.2 Klipsch/Polk -hyrbrid movie theatre.
Summary: Had to push one of the back panels in so it was seated properly. There is a tiny gap in the casing by the media reader slot - it is barely noticeable, and I assume it's another part that is just not pushed in all the way like the back piece was. There is a tiny amount of keyboard flex, but when you're typing you don't notice it - only if you're looking for it/pressing down deliberately hard.
Summary: This Laptop is blazing fast and delivers as listed. I use my laptop primarily for music production and daily internet usage but I also ran the Lost Coast HL2 stress test with everything (AA, reflections etc) maxed out and it was averaging well over 100fps. Windows 7 compatibility has been a dream compared to the hassles I am used to with XP Home-- my FireWire 1814 box connects through a TI expresscard firewire adapter with no problems in Ableton Live.
Summary: This machine is reliable, fast-booting, and fast-performing, thanks to a fast processor, enough RAM and a 7200 rpm hard drive. I use the GIMP (similar to Photoshop) for graphics and Adobe Premiere Elements for video editing and it handles these tasks with ease, even with Norton Internet Security and several other things running in the background. Build quality is sound. Keyboard has a good solid feel and is plenty wide enough.
Summary: So I bought this Laptop in January, at the time it's features were unrivaled by any other vendor. One of the first I7 and 5 series gpu's lay before my eyes. I promptly sold the dualcore asus I bought in October for the same price and picked this one up and I must say it was well worth it. Dump the bloatware and this thing just what seems to be a limitless about of desktop processing power.