Performance is worth the extra $$$ - Replacement Experience not up to par2/23/2015 6:06:17 PM

Pros: Good performance for storage that needs it. Beats out those "Archive" and 5900rpm drives.

Cons: 3 star reason - I purchased 2 drives for a RAID 1 setup. I had 1 drive fail a week later with SMART errors and reallocated sector errors. I was looking to get an advanced RMA replacement because of the RAID environment. There wasn't any available for this drive through NewEgg and HGST. I had to RMA it regularly which I was concerned that the other drive might fail, took a week and a half for Newegg to receive and ship another drive out. 2 weeks later everything is up and running great.

Overall Review: Overall i'm satisfied with the product. i know every item isn't perfect and could of came across just a reject drive, but the RMA experience was very slow.

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Good Specs and Expandibility, Great Deal,11/2/2011 11:48:19 AM

Pros: i7 Quad 2630QM 6GB of DDR3 with 2 open slots 500gb with additional empty HDD slot GTX460M 1.5gb Memory Backlit Keyboard 15" with a 1920x1080 Resolution 1 Year Accidental Warranty Included

Cons: Screen quality is clear, but the angles are horrible with brightness. Wireless N card is pretty bad (65mbps) with my Linksys E4200 Eject button for the Optical is flush with casing, sometimes hard to manually eject. Replacing HDD/Memory can be a task at first, not as easy as other OEMs, after the first time its cake.

Overall Review: Great performance laptop for the price and the build quality is good. Runs all the games at high settings I play (mainly source engine based games). The brightness angles on the screen can be frustrating but I adjusted the Gamma setting in the Nvidia Control Panel, it helps a lot. Other people complained about the receiving their laptops with dead pixels or damaged screens, I have not had any issue with this. I also never had an issue with the power button not working. The AC jack seems to be good (maybe they revised it on a new batch), I purchased the angle adapter and that seemed to put more stress on it, I wouldn't recommend using it. If you upgrade your wireless card, keep in mind you will lose Bluetooth also, since its a combo card. Asus just emailed me to say they are processing my rebate, which is great. The size of the laptop is bigger than most 15" laptops, but with all the expansion abilities with this laptop, it is a desktop replacement. I use it exactly for this purpo

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