It's a really good laptop. I've had mine for about 2 years ...
15 July 2015
Summary: It's a really good laptop. I've had mine for about 2 years and there have been no significant issues that left it unusable. Although, one problem is the audio port for headphones. Sometimes I would plug in my headphones and the sound would come through both the speakers and headphones.
I am well pleased with my ASUS R704A.The 17.3" screen is terrific and the machine is fast with the basic 4GB memory!
22 November 2013
Summary: A back-lit keyboard would have been nice, but this is a fast and cool running piece of hardware. I've used it about 4 months and am very pleased. I asked two sales techs and the service manager at Micro Center which brand had the fewest returns. They all independently said Asus.