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: I spent months searching for the perfect laptop. One that was portable, capable of gaming and cost under $1000.I did a lot of research before considering the ASUS N61J Series. It turned out that it fit my needs perfectly. I mostly play modern RTS and MMORPGs, all of which I have played with no problems at all. Of course there are many other factors that will determine what is the right laptop for you , but this one is definitely worth looking into further.
Summary: I purchased this system for the dual purpose of gaming on-the-go, as well as having a mobile software development platform. As a college student, having my own system to tote around is far simpler than having to manage files on flash drives, uploading/downloading files, etc. I had been using an ASUS Eee 900 previously, but its processing power and hard drive space were quickly becoming limiting factors.
Summary: This is the best computer I've ever owned. The sound quality of the speakers is absolutely fantastic. The only issue I have is one with the webcam. I'd recommend buying an external one for it. Everything else though is great. The touch pad has the perfect amount of sensitivity, and it's very fast. It has a ton of space for all my music and pictures and it doesn't slow down at all when I have multiple programs open. Overall, it's just plain amazing. I love it!
Better than I thought. Fast Boot up and fast performance
29 August 2010
Summary: This computer is really great. I did a lot of research on it before I decided to buy it, and this one seemed to fit all the requirement I want. The delivery itself was wonderful, it arrived two days before it said it would, and it is a good looking laptop. There is a lot of ASUS branded software on the computer, many would call it bloatware, but I find it useful.
Summary: So far so great. I would like start saying this laptop has everything you need: core i7 processor, usb 3.0, wifi N and ATI HD 5730 graphic card. Besides hardware specifications, this laptop offers a multiple range of computing levels. From office computing to gaming or graphic design. The processor and the GPU allows you to play games with Direct 11 suppport or work with heavy load programs.
Summary: Pros: Awesome Performance so far - playing starcraft II on ultra graphics with no problems really good sound for a laptop stays surprisingly cool - side vent pumps out tons of heat but laptop bottom stays relatively cool price - great power for a moderately priced laptop keyboard has good feel to it, with number pad on right (cramps it slightly but i think its worth it) usb 3.0 - not that useful yet but 10x faster than usb 2 makes it worth the wait Cons: battery life...