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Pros: Intel i7 2.2 - 12GB DDR3 memory - 1TB hard drive - 17.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) - NVIDIA GeForce GT 760M w/ 2GB GDDR5 VRAM - Blu-ray Disc/DVD±RW DL - webcam - Wi-Fi - Bluetooth - HDMI - USB 3.0
Cons: Difficult to roll back to Windows 7, second HDD caddy not included.
Other Thoughts: I think that all Win 8 configured laptops will have this same problem, but rolling back to Win 7 is not as easy as I though it would be. Difficult, but certainly not impossible. After about 2 hours of searching I finally have all the hardware working properly. In particular, USB3 drivers were difficult to find.
Otherwise, I cannot say enough good things about this laptop. Specs speak for themselves, but what the specs don't tell you is that this is an attractive laptop that performs beautifully and is very quiet. For the money, there were only two other laptop that come close - ASUS and Gigabyte each have a model in this price range but the Acer comes out on top for value for the money.
Other than rolling back to Win 7, I added a 128GB SSD and this monster really screams. Boot time is about <10 sec. to desktop. Video is bright and crisp as well.
Overall, I don't think you can go wrong with this unit for under $1250. I highly recommend the V3!
Other Thoughts: I am ordering this camera as soon as it is available so I can't really give an opinion on it yet, but after reading many other reviews and checking out Canon's web site, it seems to have a USB port and not Firewire as NewEgg has in the description.
Check out the review at Steve's Digicams!
This review is from: ASUS A7N8X Deluxe 462(A) NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400 ATX AMD Motherboard
Other Thoughts: <a href='http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=113127#113127' target=_blank>http://www.nforcershq.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=113127#113127</a>
If you intend to use the on-board SATA controller you need to know that Asus and Abit are having serious issues with data corruption. Check out the nForcers and AMDMB forums if you need confirmation. nVidia and SiI (Silicon Image) admit there is a problem and have stated that they are working to correct it. Abit has also stated that they are working on the problem. Asus has yet to admit a problem other than offering Beta drivers that seriously affect performance. I can only assume that this will be worked out eventually, however, most of us with this board using the on-board controller are pretty much f****d.
The link I provided is only one of MANY links discussing this issue.