I say it's a good deal for above poster's price. I have owned many Asus computers and computer parts, including one of their Republic of Gamer's laptops. The only problem I've ever had with it is the optical drive dying on me.
Other than that, my laptop is over a year old, still performs excellently, is cheap considering the hardware, and aesthetically pleasing. Keep in mind that it probably isn't as portable as some might want, and the battery life might not be amazing, but that's to be expected.
Sounds like you're getting a good deal. Asus is one of my favorite PC makers.