Summary: I ordered this from Amazon and the first one they sent me was DOA I told them about my problem and I had one the next day before class. I did add SSD (solid state drive)and added 3 sticks of 1333 4GB RAM to help out the i7. This notebook now beat down my classmates Alienware notebook (his M15x is not stock)and another classmate went out and bought a similar model with the next generation i7 due to the show of power this beast has displayed
Summary: I couldn't afford an Apple. I couldn't swallow paying $2400 for a laptop. That's a car down payment. I also wanted to stay away from Windows. A lot of virus attacks and too many updates. ASUS appeared to be the Rising Star of the computer world! Frankly, I couldn't pass on the laptop offer. An i7, 6 GB RAM, 640 GB Memory, Bluetooth, Blue-Ray, 17.3 inch screen. NVDIA GT425 Graphics Card. And $200 rebate all for under $1300.00 Not to mention a 2-year Warranty.
Summary: I love this laptop. I spent about a month searching for a laptop and finally settled on this one due to specs and reviews. The main complaint that I read about is the keyboard. While it does seem a little flimsy, it's still nice and I only use it when I'm on the road anyways. At home and the office I use a full size keyboard so no biggie. I currently run everything I want on the laptop with no slowdowns. I run all my office software, VPN's, quicken, etc.
Summary: Acontius' revieiw is pretty spot on. THe sound is good for a laptop , but they do play it up a bit more than it really is. THe battery life is poor , its really only for a backup power supply. I get about 1 hour streaming a video off the net using the wifi. Its really not too much of an issue for me as I am almost always plugged in. Performance is excellent , especially after turning off all the windows 7 gee gaw features.
Summary: First of all Amazon's shipping was outstanding. I ordered on 29th. They delivered it the very next day. Now comes the review of the laptop. First of all you won't get this kind of configuration for this price range from HP/Dell. I bought this laptop for audio and HD video editing apart from regular computing stuff It's been great so far. I watched a Blu-Ray movie and regular DVD looking great.
Summary: Update: Pros: Very nice construction, great specs (core i7 with turboboost, 1gb Nvidia graphics card, 7200 RPM hd, usb 3.0 port), nice bright screen with a protective layer of plastic in front of it, aluminum shell on the lid and the palm rest, and it works very well with linux thus far (a must for a geek like myself).
Great laptop ( High performance, Quiet, Good Price)
26 November 2010
Summary: Model: ASUS N73JQ-XV1, purchased on Amazon on Nov. 19th. Previous laptop: ACER TravelMate 5583 I was searching online for a new laptop because the video card (nVIDIA Geforce Go 7300) of my 3.5 yr old Acer laptop (TravelMate 5583) was broken and the estimated repair fee was rocket high 250US. My aim for the new computer was a desktop replacement model, a compromise between portability and performance.
Summary: Bought this six days ago and have tested just about everything except the BluRay playback (DVD's are fine). Build quality is excellent. Note that in addition to the aluminum lid, the screen has a sheet of ultra-clear protective Plexiglas over it (edge-to-edge display); this feature not only protects the surface of the display but adds more strength to reduce bending or warping in a bookbag. The hinges are an inch wide, smooth, and tight.
Excerpt: HOLA COMPIS DE CIAO¡¡ Creo que ya os he contado en cierto momento que mi ordenador HP petó, es decir, que después de tanta tralla que le he dado al final me dejó tirada, pero como yo he sido bastante generosa con mi pareja cuando le compré para él su ordenador de mesa con lo que he ido ganando en esta página, asique él decidió hacerme también un regalo.