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: 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: Asus... you have a Very Nice Product here... but you ruin it with 3gb's worth of Bloatware!!! I have tried three times to format the hardware and do a Clean Install of Windows 7 Premium (using a a brand new copy which I had purchased). You can't do it! The Asus has a 3.1gb partition which you cannot delete or alter. Every time I do a new install, all the Bloatware automatically re-installs !!!!grrrrr.
Bad luck perhaps? Never got response from Asus support...
Turbohawk "If you're not living on the edge, ..., Amazon
24 March 2010
Summary: First, I have to give credit to the awesome Amazon customer service rep on how the return for this defective item was handled. I've always dreaded buying computers from online retailers but I don't fear anything with Amazon in this regard anymore. I really LOVED the performance and IDEA of this machine. With the Optimus dual video card setup, the balance of battery life/performance from a higher end dedicated video seems to be achievable.