"Decent laptop for the money."4.0 starson by BBY_FTW
Pros: Very good boot time, great battery life, awesome software customization even outside of Windows.
Cons: Lacks media buttons, glossy finish prone to fingerprints. Not great for graphics-intense games.
Summary: I purchased this laptop for $500, being a Computer Sales Associate at Best Buy. For the price it was the best we had in stock, in terms of features and customer service. While the Dell's and Gateway hat were comparable did boast the same features for a little less, I felt more confident in the ASUS name, as well as general design.
I do miss the one-touch media controls of my old computer, but having to push FN is no huge deal. Also, the graphics are choppy and slow on HALO 2, even on the lowest settings of the game. I am planning to upgrade the RAM, so perhaps that will help a little, relieving some of the stress on the system.
All in all, a decent computer. Not as good as an ASUS G71, but also not $1300.