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I know their motherboards are pretty good but when it comes to laptops I am completely lost. I do not want another dell so that company is out, and I will be looking into these laptops in july. I was just wondering what are some good companies to watch out for and if I do stick with Asus, would it be a wise choice?
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I have an ASUS U24E laptop its pretty solid, I love it for class and everything. I would not recommend the G74 if that is something you are considering.
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Thats their gaming series isn't it...nah I would just be upgrading my video card in the near future so I won't need a gaming rig. Just a general knock around laptop..but I don't want crap. So obviously an I7 cpu, and probably going to go 6 to 8 gb of ram. Not sure on the GPU
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Well their machines are pretty solid for the most part, the N53SV has bad speakers, but overall pretty nice, the N55SF is also very nice, but thicker and comes with a sub.

Those are the only two other ASUS models I have experience using.
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I own an Asus N61JQ-X1 laptop. When I bought it, it was very impressive for it's price and seemed to be put together well. From what I have heard, and what I have experienced, Asus tends to make their laptops run hot. It was not unusual for my processor to hit 100C and shut down even with all fans on full. I have no doubt that mine was unusual, but it is still worth saying that if you want a long term, stable laptop upon which to play games I would not look at Asus. If you only intend to use it for two years and want to squeeze the most out of it, Asus is a solid brand. I realize that this is mixed, but my feelings about Asus are mixed. On one hand, they provided me with a very good quality laptop that worked extremely well, on the other, it only worked at peak for about 6 months.
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I own an Asus N61JQ-X1 laptop. When I bought it, it was very impressive for it's price and seemed to be put together well. From what I have heard, and what I have experienced, Asus tends to make their laptops run hot. It was not unusual for my processor to hit 100C and shut down even with all fans on full. I have no doubt that mine was unusual, but it is still worth saying that if you want a long term, stable laptop upon which to play games I would not look at Asus. If you only intend to use it for two years and want to squeeze the most out of it, Asus is a solid brand. I realize that this is mixed, but my feelings about Asus are mixed. On one hand, they provided me with a very good quality laptop that worked extremely well, on the other, it only worked at peak for about 6 months.
Yeah I would need it for four years, but I am pretty good with my hands so I could try some different thermal compound, better fans etc...plus I might feel the bottom now that you mention it.
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Well their machines are pretty solid for the most part, the N53SV has bad speakers, but overall pretty nice, the N55SF is also very nice, but thicker and comes with a sub.
Those are the only two other ASUS models I have experience using.

Alright, excellent! I will definitely have no regrets then buying one.
Edited by bk7794 - 4/12/12 at 6:06pm
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I own an Asus N61JQ-X1 laptop. When I bought it, it was very impressive for it's price and seemed to be put together well. From what I have heard, and what I have experienced, Asus tends to make their laptops run hot. It was not unusual for my processor to hit 100C and shut down even with all fans on full. I have no doubt that mine was unusual, but it is still worth saying that if you want a long term, stable laptop upon which to play games I would not look at Asus. If you only intend to use it for two years and want to squeeze the most out of it, Asus is a solid brand. I realize that this is mixed, but my feelings about Asus are mixed. On one hand, they provided me with a very good quality laptop that worked extremely well, on the other, it only worked at peak for about 6 months.

^ Agreed with this. I have fixed (software)a few asus laptops and they seemed to run hot when I was running a lot of programs and trying to clean them up. They worked well but you might need a laptop cooler at some point so you won't burn your legs.
 
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I really like my ASUS laptop and it runs quite cool.
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My G50VT-X5 was fine for 2 years even after my OCing and my 1001p is still kicking on it's 2nd year. Not sure what the heat issues are that people are talking about but it may have to do with particular model designs or maybe the power settings people have setup. Nothing was more amusing than hearing someone complain about an overheating laptop and find out that they had set the fan controls in windows to "passive" when in the "high performance" preset.
     
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Yes. ASUS is a reliable brand that has established itself in the laptop scene.
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