Summary: exceeded every expectation I had, and especially for the low price. I play guild wars and wild star on pretty decent settings on this comp. the graphics card rocks, and you can expect some nice frame rates from this laptop. On the higher settings within those games, I was still getting 25fps. at the medium to low I was getting 40.
Summary: Best laptop i ever had, its very powerful as well. It fast absolutely no lag what so ever. Game play is great, it eats up games like battlefield and need for speed. The screen is clear and crisp , i honestly dont see a huge difference between 1080p and this, you would see a difference with screens higher than 1080. The speakers are great. Great buld quality, aluminum by the keypad area feels premium. One thing i wish it had was a backlit keyboard.
Summary: FAST. Mine came with Windows 8.0, so I had to upgrade to 8.1 and then do the 8.1 Update. I prefer the "desktop" mode, but the touchscreen (which I was a little leary about) comes in quite handy when combined with a mouse. There is "bloatware", a negative to anyone, in my opinion; especially to an inexperienced user. Figuring out Windows 8 and trying to see through all the extraneous programs (separating Microsoft and "other manufacturer's" products) was a royal pain.
Summary: There are many laptops out there and it is worth the time to find which one is right for you. I didn't think my needs were all that unique until I started doing some research. This review is written while the unit is fresh out of the box. About me: I use my computer for the usual office stuff, web searches and sometimes some pretty heavy photo editing and web page development.
Summary: The screen size is just what I was looking for in a laptop for the price. All others at this price with this size screen were a couple of hundred dollars more and didn't give me as many features as the ASUS. The speed on this laptop is awesome. It delivers on its 2 second start up time. Definitely recommend it.
It did not meet my expectations. Gets heated soon and uses too much ram and don't get enough to use my application.
Syed Habeebuddin, Amazon
24 April 2014
Summary: It's not only ram but the cup too gets heated up and increases the fan speed like crazy and go upto 132% with over clock frequency for just a small image sizing Program. Can't believe this. Bad item from Amazon and asus. Did not want to return this item becuz replacement items might be more bad.