Summary: Battery doesn't stay at 10hour life, but is still much longer than most. Asus has always been very reliable for me. I recommend this. I was a full-time college student who also streamed movies, music, etc. and occasionally played software games on this.
Summary: Great processor with ~9hrs of USABLE battery life after a little tweaking w/ the power settings. I did have a little issue w/ the trackpad. The drivers for it were never installed right initially & I was unable to disable it so that I could just rely on my USB mouse. Reinstalled the drivers and problem solved. The optical drive has some flex to it, but should be fine as long as i don't abuse it. Aside from that, the case is solid.
Summary: I've had this thing for a year now, and it is still running really well. I put it under fairly heavy use at college, and even dropped it once. It's very sturdy. The best thing about it is probably the reliability; it basically just does what it's supposed to do. It's reasonably fast, I can still get 5-6 hours of battery life consistently, and start time from hibernation is rarely much more than 10-15 seconds. As a gaming laptop, I would rate it at decent.
Summary: This laptop is awesome. It's got just about everything I need, and a little more! There's so much space, it's very fast, and switching graphics is so convenient. The keyboard is very nice, and it looks so beautiful, and overall feels just great. It has wonderful specs. Five star all the way, highly recommended.
Summary: I bought this computer for its graphics abilities and speed. So far I am not dissappointed. I love the keyboard, speed, and the clarity of the monitor is really good. I am a prof artist and photographer.. and this is my new toy. I am still to test it out fully with a lot of high res images.. but after much research and not enough money for a Mac.. this is what I chose. Love the bamboo look. It's sleek, lightweight, and very nice. Great deal for the money.
Summary: I love this computer so much! It runs pretty much everything, and still maintains its speed when multitasking. I am a computer gamer, and I can easily play my games while listening to music and downloading something at the same time smoothly. Additionally there is a lot of space on this laptop (although if you do like to hoard files, I would recommend an external hard-drive). It even looks really good; I love the bamboo and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it.
Summary: It looks like there are alot of mixed reviews about this machine. I purchased mine in September it was the first laptop i ever purchased. I've built a few gaming desktops in the past and the technical specs on this asus are really impressive. Im very happy with it so far however there are some pros and cons.
Summary: I am hihgly satisfied with this computer. I am a computer power user with a custom built desktop and I also work as a systems technician. This computer meets all of my high set standards. It's very fast and snappy, and feels sturdy and quality built, while still maintaning an under 5 pound weight. The bamboo is gorgeous and I get a lot of comments about how nice the machine looks. It plays video games much better than I expected it to and the battery life is great.
Summary: This is my first laptop that isn't HP. I decided to get this laptop because I've had 2 other HP's and they didn't last for 3 years. That's important to me...I hope this Asus lasts that long. The Windows 7 OS is nice...also the battery life of 10 hours. The bamboo (can't tell if it's plastic) is very nice and makes it stand out. It's ability to play/burn Blu Ray (after upgrading to BR hardware) is just what I was looking for. Nice product.
Summary: This is the best all around laptop. Considering the processor strength, battery life, weight and features. I dont buy many laptops and I usually do intensive research when buying one. I expect this one to last about 6 to 7 years and still out perform many new computers. Its a must buy if you are looking for an all arounf laptop. I use it at home, school, work and anywhere I go and need it.