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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.