"Fantastic totally rocking computer"5.0 starson by Traxx1
Pros: Everything. Too many things for me to list in 250 characters.
Cons: Battery life not so great.. but what do you expect when you have a powerhouse computer.
Summary: I love this machine. It is awesome. It does everything I need it to do and more. I have had Asus products for years, and maybe its just me, but I love the quality and the service they give me when I do have a problem, is second to none in my book. I know if you want to go out and spend around $5000 or so you can get a totally spec'd out gamming laptop that will get you to the moon and back in around 3.2 nano-seconds, but for me, you can't find a better laptop for the price. And as far as speed, I have placed all of the graphics on ultra and maxed out all the graphic specs for games like Mass Effect 3 and Crysis and not had a problem. Crysis 64 bit version does get alittle choppy in some parts when you nuke the graphics, but all in all, awesome preformance. I really like the improved keyboard as apposed to the G73 and the matte finish along with the anti glare screen is a welcome improvement. This laptop is big... but they have even managed to knock a little off of the weight compared to the G74 and G73. For most, this computer will be more computer than you will ever need, let alone even getting close to using it to its full capabilities.
I believe that Asus has put alot of thought not only into how this laptop looks and feels as far as the design of it goes, but they also put alot of thought into making a very fast, very stable system that, in my opinion, will make this product very viable in the distant future. With the way that Moore's law works, most computers are outdated within a year and considered to be darn near ancient after 2. I can tell you, in my opinion, that this computer will still meet most if not all of your computing needs years from now, despite Moore's law.
Some more of the things I like about this computer are: Anti glare screen. Full 1080p. quck response keyboard. Extremely well vented with little or no heat problems that I have noticed. Extremely fast processor with an equally fast graphics chip which are designed to work hand and hand with eachother. Well designed chasis. The system is extrememly stable, I have yet to ever see a blue screen that was so infamous in my other systemns. Has all of the expansion I will ever need with 4 USB 3.0, HDMI and a card reader. The memory is easily upgradeable on this model. They even placed the factory installed 8 gigs on the other side of the mother board so as to leave the easily accessable memory slots open to us to expand the memory. They even used ddr3 1600 memory modules. They included an extra caddy for upgrading your hard drive without having to order it from their website. And, you can RAID array them either to a RAID 0 for improved preformance cutting in half the time it takes to access and read/write on the drives. Or, for the safety concious, RAID 1 wich basically turns one of your hard drives into an exact mirror of the OS hard drive so that if one fails, you have everything backed up and the computer will keep on working as if nothing happend allowing you to change out the defective drive and keep on computing. The website and support you recieve from Asus is also outstanding in my book. I have had Dell, E machines, tashibas, sony's and HP's and trust me when I tell you, Asus' support, leaves them well behind.
Great product. Very well built, and designed. This computer rocks.