The port for the charger is a very poor quality made port
23 August 2014
Summary: It is a decent computer. I have had it for 2-3 years now which by now is the standard for an everyday usage laptop. There are a few problems that I had and have currently now. The port for the charger is a very poor quality made port. Within a month of use it was already loose and on the verge of no longer charging. This is with it being prone and non moving. Keys are light and easy to use. The speed was good but as time progressed turned sluggish.
Summary: Bought my ASUS N61JV-X2 from Amazon.com in April 2010. After 8 months usage, the battery stop charging also had numerous system failure. Contacted Asus support for help and they REPLIED IN SPANISH. By the way my request for help was in English(the only language that I speak) Am totally fed up with this laptop.
Summary: I was excited when I received my N61JV last week and have been using it heavily ever since I got it (moving out useless bloatware, installing programs & driver updates, etc). I'm a fairly fast touch-typer and right out of the box I noticed that the keyboard seemed a bit flimsy and very loud (sort of rattles when you type). Then, after a few days of heavy use, I noticed that the 'rattling' was getting louder and seemed to be much worse on the left side keys.
Summary: I haven't had this laptop long enough to give a thorough review but so far I'm very satisfied (more further down) but first... Amazon service is excellent!! My laptop developed a problem (the 3.0 USB port was seriously malfunctioning) and after consulting with Asus tech support and being told to mail it back, I checked with Amazon, they said send it back and they sent out a replacement immediately.
Summary: Several years ago the computer maufactures were moving toward the 802.11a/g/n/ wireless internal cards that supported the dual band capabilities (2.4ghz/5ghz). I have attempted to find a laptop with the assurance that this was the currrent standard, by that I mean 5ghz wireless connectivity. The persons that represent this company could not assure me that those features would be integrated into each laptop (which it was not).
Summary: I shopped for a computer for several months before purchasing the N61JV. I am completely happy with my purchase. It is blazing fast and has a great keyboard with a beautiful screen. I will run 5+ programs including music creation programs as well as have two dozen windows open and it doesn't blink. There isn't anything I have thrown at it that it hasn't handled. I am using it as a desktop replacement but I take it everywhere and it isn't too big.
Summary: Asus N61jV-x2 Hardware: LCD: A lot of people were complaining about the resolution being only 768X1366. But honestly for the daily use ie watching movies, casual gaming, surfing the web, etc.. it is crisp enough. The contrast is good enough. the brightness is adjustable( So it is not painful to the eyes as some people say) Sound: (Altec SRS) is pretty acceptable in my opinion, it is loud and clear enough.. Trackpad: responsive,the button is not stiff or hard to press.
Summary: This is the third ASUS laptop I've purchased ever since a friend introduced me to the ASUS brand. Before I purchased this laptop, I narrowed my criteria to aim for 1) an iX processor 2) fast video 3) fast hard drive 4) lightweight. I wanted a core i7 laptop since I bought my son an ASUS laptop that had one. Unfortunately, they were priced higher than what I could afford.
Good Price, AMAZING warranty, and Love in One 16" Package!
Maksym Wysocki, Amazon
6 September 2010
Summary: Great laptop! I had an initial problem when I started it up, BUT IT WAS A PERSONAL PROBLEM. The hard drive comes preinstalled with a partition, a big one! I mean they gave me ~ 130 GB for OS & program files and then ~ 370 GB of free space. I did not like this partition because after installing all my programs and games I had about 30 GB of free space left on my OS drive (C:).
Summary: I bought this laptop due to the USB 3.0 port, the eSATA port, and the nice video card. Although the battery does not seem to last as long as claimed by ASUS, the performance is excellent! I use it to power my VMWare Workstation images that I use for developing software. The i5 seems to run virtual machines much quicker than my old Core 2 Duo.