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: 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.
Summary: This is my first Asus laptop and I like it except for the keyboard. May be I'm spoiled, having used Thinkpads till now but the keyboard in this laptop is too flexible for my taste. Also this the first time I'm using a chicklets-style keyboard. although I like the separate number-pad in this one since its a full-size keyboard. I wish it was a backlit keyboard ( I knew that it's not backlit when I bought but still).
Summary: I've been seaching for a replacement for both my desktop and laptop. My minimum requirements were: very good processing power, decent screen, nice dedicated GPU, good battery life and sleek design. Hard to find em all together in one single machine. And by searching I mean REALLY searching. Main review sites, shops, friends... Also I am very into tech, nerdy stuff n etc... FOUND IT. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Summary: Update: The computer began having problems rebooting. If I shut it down, then tried to start up right away, the caps lock and num lock lights would come on and stay on. The high speed fan sometimes came on. And it would not boot even to the ASUS logo. Wait a few minutes, and it would boot fine again. Sent back to ASUS and they replaced the motherboard. Fine now, but the turnaround on the repair was a bit long--about 2 weeks. I'm still happy with the computer in general.
Summary: I bought this for my daughter who has been using the same aging HP desktop for a several years. They like the portability and increased power / speed. They marvel at how quickly it loads programs. They also like that it has two operating systems: There are two ON buttons: 1 boots to Windows 7, the other boots to an instant-on minimal operating system that lets you do email, internet, view photos and listen to music. Very slick.
Summary: I found the price for the hardware in this system to be a great deal. However, I had problems with the optimus technology. The Optimus technology is where the nvidia drivers will automatically decide which video card to use for saving battery and still giving performance when needed. I was unable to play any games with the latest drivers. The other reviews will show the same problem. I ended up returning this item for this very reason.
Summary: I'd have to say this is my favorite laptop i've ever used. Sure there are minor grips about where some keys are on the keyboard (arrow keys, 0 key on numpad) but you just learn where they are. I've never used a laptop that I would consider replacing my desktop with, but I definitely would for this. The drivers for the video card were a little premature when it shipped, but windows 7 found new ones and installed and its working much better now.