Avoid ASUS laptops3/22/2021 3:02:02 PM

Pros: Nice performance when it worked.

Cons: Two months after I bought it I had to send it out for a motherboard replacement.Less than a year later (but shortly after the warranty expired) the motherboard died again.

Overall Review: ASUS usually makes great products, but evidently that level of quality doesn't extend to their laptops. You would think one of the major board manufacturers would make solid boards for their laptops...

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Lee H, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and I certainly understand your frustration. Please know, all ASUS products undergo intensive quality control testing and inspections, this is a random problem. ASUS provides warranty coverage in order to fix or repair any product that may stop working prematurely under normal usage. Should you need further assistance sending the unit in for warranty service, you can reach me at cl-adrian@asus.com. Your case for reference is N2103075807. Thank you for choosing ASUS! Best Regards, Adrian ASUS Customer Loyalty – US Support
Great cooler4/23/2011 10:26:08 AM

Pros: Cheap heatsink for the performance. Installation was easy enough (hooray for the cpu cutaway in my case). Temps never got above 58c when running Prime95 (temps hit 80 very quickly on the stock cooler)

Cons: Only comes with 1 fan, though adding a second fan is pretty inexpensive.

Overall Review: Didn't actually get this through newegg, it was given to me by a friend who's case was too small to accomodate a skyscraper-style cooler (food for thought when you purchase your next case). However this is going to be my wife's computer when I build a new one in a couple of months, so I may purchase another for myself.

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Nice monitor4/22/2011 5:25:53 PM

Pros: Very nice picture. Upgraded from an old Dell 19" CRT monitor and wow... what a difference! Easy to install, comes with software to make any necessary adjustments.

Cons: Touch buttons take some getting used to... but everything configured ok so I haven't had to use them often. They can be hard to see in a dark room.

Overall Review: Was a good deal at the time, there was a $25 promo code on top of the $20 discount already offered. Admittedly I would not have gone with this monitor if the promo was not available, not with better ASUS models available at comparable prices.

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Very nice case4/7/2011 1:37:22 PM

Pros: Massive. Tons of room for expansion. Lots of air flow (they don't call it HAF for nothing) and quiet. LED's. Mobo cutaway to allow for easy heatsink replacement.

Cons: Toolless hard drive cage gave us some trouble. Front USB ports appear to be upside down, but so long as they work that's fine. Rather heavy for frequent transport.

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Good board but some issues4/5/2011 2:46:52 PM

Pros: An ASUS board for a decent price. Dropped a Core i7-2600 in it and has been running very well. Plenty of SATA ports. Bluetooth support sounds interesting but see cons. Supports 32 GB of ram (which sounds great but 8 GB DIMMs aren't available yet lol)

Cons: Bluetooth software did not want to install, not that it's a major problem. Marvell SATA 6 GB/s ports messed up: The OCZ Vertex 2 connected at 3 GB/s, and the WDC Black would not configure at all, wasn't even showing up in Computer. Switched to the Intel ports and all is well. Also the side ports are rather annoying, not to mention they wind up directly underneath the graphics card.

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Very fast at a good price4/5/2011 2:33:03 PM

Pros: Relatively inexpensive, runs very fast.

Cons: Not a major con, but as others have mentioned, I needed to tweak it a little to get it running at 7-7-7-21.

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Sweet deal9/25/2010 1:08:14 PM

Pros: So far has handled everything I've thrown at it. Crysis, Star Trek Online, and so on. Overclocking and heat management a snap, thanks to EVGA's Precision software. Great card for the price.

Cons: Freaking huge, nearly bisects my Gateway's case. Oh well, the air vent is right over it luckily, and it's not Newegg's or EVGA's fault my case is so small lol

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