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 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.
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: 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.