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Asus - 17.3" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black

alaTest has collected and analyzed 275 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and performance. The sound and usability also get good comments, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. The touchpad and battery get critical reviews.

screen, usability, sound, performance, value for money

portability, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus - 17.3" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive - Black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Hardly Worked


I have been able to fix all computer problems I've had in the past and have had no luck with this computer. My graphics card runs far slower than it should--it gets a 4.1 windows score and can barley play old games on low. I have reinstalled the OS...

Very powerful for it's price (if I didn't need to pay for a return), smaller than older ROG's, looked cool

Screen glitches, driver compatibility issues, semi-working video card, crashed whenever put to sleep, could not change screen brightness, somewhat unresponsive touch pad

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Practically Flawless Out Of Box. 8.1 Major Pain.


At the time, I paid $900 for the laptop, so maybe you can find a better deal. But there is nothing wrong with this one. Just be ready for a journey updating to 8.1 and DO NOT try to update all of it at once. Once you get all the necessary windows...

Upgradable (RAM and extra HDD or SSD bay) ; Great screen. (1080p 17.3") ; Surprisingly responsive touch pad ; Back lights disperse evenly across the board ; Speakers are good ; Keyboard feels great ; The actual machine is amazing, this said, you always...

First off, I'm rating this 5/5 only because the actual laptop s great. The operating system on the other hand ; Went to update all the windows updates before installing the 8.1 update, like any sane person I selected to install all necessary updates at...

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If you buy their products, make sure you can get an extended warranty. There are third party companies you can get them from like SquareTrade. Based on past experiences with their products (never had one of their laptops, but other devices), I trusted...

Fast performer, in every aspect this was the perfect laptop for me...until things started messing up 2 months later

Support dropping the ball. Wjhile still under Warranty, sent it back for what was obviously a physical short or loose connection internally that was causing the screen to blank out. Even provided a video of the problem in action (light pressure in...


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As this is an initial review, I am still learning of the capes and lims of this system. So far it is impressive and I will be retiring a desktop and use this in it's place.

Sturdy, excellent keyboard, responsive, powerful, expandable, upgradeable, good design and well made

Matt case paint/coating picks up dust and oil all too well. While playing using the keyboard, the Windows Metro screen comes up often - never had that happen using my HP notebook (same size and layout)

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very pleased with my purchase


was looking for a desktop replacement for an old sony laptop ( got 12 years out of the thing so I really can't complain!!) purchased this laptop for around $1000. ( now they are 899 but that's the price you pay with any technology), really can't...

very fast, great for playing games, arrived in perfect condition, looks brand new

windows 8 sucks ( but windows 7 laptops with good graphics cards are hard to find ) wish the graphics card was a little higher spec, but for the price, really can't complain. will easily play any 3d game decently for years to come

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Pretty and works!


This lap top has been doing exactly what I want. I wanted to be able to play most games when away from my home desktop, it does just that. Has been used with Diablo 3 max graphics, and I'm certain it can be used for other things. For some reason I wish...

Fast ; Cool design (Stays cool too!) ; Big Screen

It has Windows 8

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Great Desktop Replacement!


Windows 8 isn't the horror story I have heard from others. While I do prefer Vista (had a computer that could easily run it) and 7. Eight isn't horrible. This laptop can have a SSD added later for your games. Big positive and I will be doing this when...

Gaming and Photo Editing Power ; Screen (direct facing) ; Keyboard ; Cooling ; Look & Feel ; The RoG series of laptops have been a favorite of mine for some time. This is the second one I have purchased and really love the machine. While my wife is the...

Size ; Battery Life (3 hours, which is fine for what it is) ; Side angle on screen ; Sound ; The battery life is what one would expect but I'll still state it as a negative as it is something to keep in mind. Looking at the screen from the side causes...

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First Buy


First purchase on Newegg. Impressed with the service and speedy delivery.

OS - Working just fine ; High end laptop for a decent price

Refurbished - Damaged exhaust fender. Otherwise can't complain

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Stay far away


looks cool

feels cheap, broken twice

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Never Buying From Asus Again...


Nice looking laptop ; Quick...when it worked

Started having problems right out of the box, laptop would slow down, graphics card was crashing every few seconds, made the entire machine unusable. Sent it back to Asus on 4/22 and they still have my machine as "waiting for parts", with customer...