Summary: I had been looking for a laptop with windows 7, and unfortunately all available laptops in market are now windows 8, which in my experience is a slow operating system and I personally do not like the way it operates.
Summary: I chose this manufacturer because of it's reputation.. This laptop because of brown/bronze metal finishes on the cover and area surrounding the keys, size 15.6", read some great reviews of this model. It is fast, stays cool, colling fan is whisper quiet, battery life is fairly good, approx.
Has been more than a month of extensive use and still good.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 February 2013
Summary: Got this in tightly sealed box. Installed Windows 7 and some Asus apps with no problems. I am primarily using this laptop for personal web design and development purpose. And the occassional games TorchLight2, League Of Legends, Dota2 (with lots of video settings in low mode).
Summary: Bought this laptop for my mom, although maybe I bought something that's a bit too much for her. The price is what really got me, but it seems to function quite well. Another great Laptop from ASUS.