Joined on 11/17/06
Great Laptop. Quick. Reliable.
Pros: This thing is great. Set up was quick and easy. Almost no bloatware on it. Had one Anti Virus Program that I got rid of and everything else was actually useful. Smart log on is great. Something new I never use so it's fun. Takes a picture of your face and logs you in if the face doesn't match it takes a picture and puts it on file for next time. Runs CSS, HoN, and I just ran Dirt 2 and it runs VERY smoothly in dx9. (Medium settings are max for dx9) If you plan on playing Dirt 2 though you will NEED to update the graphics drivers or else the game will lag so much you won't make it past the menu screen. Weird ATI bug I suppose. I ran the tests on yougamers.com and it can run crysis,far cry 2, and GTA IV. Though I have not actually tested them on my own. Once I do I plan on updating my review. Battery life is pretty good if running on battery saving mode. All you do is a click a button on the top of the keyboard and voila!
Cons: Lifeframe (Asus webcam software) causes the webcam to be a bit laggy. Whenever I launch using another program it's fine. I'm sure you can tweak lifeframe to work great so I still gave 5/5 since it's most likely user error. The buttons on the touchpad are a bit loud and hard to push. Not really a con but thought I would point it out.
Well Worth The Money.
Pros: The monitor is big. DVI cord came with. Has DCR I belive it is called to basically auto adjust your contrast as well as your brightness to fit whatever you are looking at though it takes about 3 seconds. NO DEAD PIXELS. Tiny on light that does not distract. One click switch between DVI and VGA. 1080P is wonderfull. SOO many pros.. This thing is amazing.
Cons: I don't use the speakers but I've heard they're not the best.
Overall Review: Plugged in my 360 using the 360 to VGA cord although the 360 cannot go as high as 1900x1200 it is close. Very close. Hopefully an update will fix that though. The one click switch between VGA and DVI is great especially since there is almost a memory where once you have it set up that the 360 is VGA te DVI is PC and you wish to switch between it auto adjusts ONCE and its there to stay unless you wish to change it.
So Far. Amazing!
Pros: The monitor is big. DVI cord came with. Has DCR I belive it is called to basically auto adjust your contrast as well as your brightness to fit whatever you are looking at though it takes about 3 seconds. NO DEAD PIXELS. Tiny on light that does not distract.
Cons: Not very sturdy. But don't worry.. It's not that bad.. you can hit your desk and it wont move. Although bumping it, it somewhat rocks. Not a huge con.. Cons are required though in reviews though.
Overall Review: I am not sure if I can change my review later. I will be plugging in my Xbox 360 to this monitor once I find a HDMI to DVI cord. If possible to rewrite my review I will also state the quality of that.