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This review is from: ASUS ROG G751JT-DB73 G-Sync Gaming Laptop 4th Generation Intel Core i7 4720HQ (2.60 GHz) 16 GB Memory 1 TB HDD 256 GB SSD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3 GB GDDR5 17.3" Windows 8.1 64-Bit
Pros: I bought this for my son, who was away at Boot camp and would be returning for Thanksgiving. I did some research and settled on this system. I set it up and brought it to his graduation, and on the drive home (about 17 hours) he was able to play Fallout 4 on max, and was very happy. We were impressed by the build (solid), the temps (stayed comfortable, never got too hot), and the weight, which for a 17" screen, didn't seem so bad. It has a well-lit keyboard, and is an attractive system.
Cons: It stopped working. Black screen while the system is on. This, after maybe about three weeks of use ( Thanksgiving and Christmas leave). I did some research on the Asus ROG forum and found this is NOT an isolated instance. So far, the best answer is a BIOS flash. Unless you contact tech support. The email stated that it sounds like a hardware problem, need to RMA it. The con? IT DOESN'T WORK. Don't buy a notebook for this amount of money only to have it quit working after three weeks.
Other Thoughts: I do NOT recommend this. Go to the Asus forums and search for issues before buying. Then look elsewhere. I've used Asus products before, and have never been so disappointed in a product, especially since he is at MOS school and doesn't have this available. Shame on you, Asus.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock Z87 PRO4 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: None so far.
Cons: I get an error in that it won't read both stick of memory, and I can't get into windows to run any drivers. One egg because I emailed ASRock support on 3/29 and have yet to hear a peep from them, other than their acknowledgement of my request. I've search the net for answers, and joined TweakTown forums to try to remedy this. I suspect its a simple fix, but I am 10 years removed from geekdom, so I don't what it is.
Other Thoughts: I'll do a new review once it works.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: According to reviews (as it never made it far enough for me to judge) it's fast. Large capacity.
It died quickly. No lingering about...
Cons: It died. After futzing with errors for a week, the problem revealed itself to be the HDD. Never really had a chance to get it fully up and running.
Other Thoughts: One star may not be fair for one test subject. However, the test subject was mine, it was expensive, and it didn't work. In fairness, its the first bad HDD I've ever had of any maker. WDD has been good before, so I'll call them tomorrow and see what can be done.READ FULL REVIEW