Summary: I have almost the identical notebook. Mine has 1 TB HDD, divided into 2x500GB HDD's. The main problem with that is that ASUS partitioned both drives. If you're like I was, and didn't understand what the heck was going on, or how to re-partition the drives, especially the C: drive, so you'd have more space for installations, you'll go through ALOT of grief figuring things out. Why they do it like that, I'll never know.
Summary: PROS: GREAT VALUE: for processor, ram, hard drive and screen. This machine chews through any task at a quick pace. Asus has a great warranty to boot. Best price for what you get RAM/Processor/Display wise. THE SOUND is amazing. I have never purchased a laptop before thinking the sound could be a good thing, I usually hook em into speakers. However this things speakers are great, you do not even need to hook this thing up to speakers for movies/gaming.