The gaming monster
Overall User Rating (4.2 Out of 5 based on 44 ratings)
Overall: I brought this Asus laptop yesterday (30-06-2015) from my local Asus showroom. I got it for 69000, and then got a Asus laptop bag, a United Colours of Benetton bag, a gaming headphone, a Asus gaming mouse free. I also agreed to pay extra Rs.800 for which I am getting 3 years warranty free a batman gaming mouse and headphone and an antivirus. Now, with so many free items and with a laptop whose specs were far beyond its price (come on, you have to agree with me here, i7 4720 processor, GTX 950 graphics card, clock speeds of 2.6-3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM- expandable to 16 GBs, 1TB HDD- expendable to 2TB, SATA card- expandable to 256 GB). Moreover with all the possible expansions this laptop is quite future proof (I know, you think there is nothing called a future proof laptop but still). Add to this the great design, backlit keyboard, amazing resolution, lit logo of ROG behind the screen. This laptop is a must buy. nnI was worried about some of the criticisms of this laptop like the plastic make, wobbly touch pad, hazy resolution of reading materials and more specifically the screen flickering if we do not use it at 100% brightness. So, I went to the store before and checked it out. nnFirst, the plastic- almost all gaming laptops are plastic, some use little metal like aluminium but that is mostly for style or decorations. The plastic in this laptop is very hard, don’t worry and the shake that you see in the online reviews of this laptop when pressed hard are due to the rubber underneath the laptop. nnScreen Flickering- I have had no problems with screen flickering and I have used it mostly at around 75% brightness but also sometimes in 100%. nWobbly touchpad- yes the touch pad is wobbly, but I like it, it gives the feeling of pressing mouse buttons.nnHazy resolution- At first I also found it difficult to read stuff on the internet like on facebook, then I went to Personalization-Display-Adjust Clear Text type- and now it is all solved.nnGaming experience- It has been less than 24 hours since I brought this laptop so I only got to play one game “Injustice- Gods amongst us” and by God it blew my mind. I played this game in full 1920X1080 resolution with 60 fps. I had played this before in my budget hp laptop with amd quad core processor and dual graphics but nothing prepared me for the surprise in the difference in performance. In this asus laptop it ran so smoothly, so fast, no stuttering nothing. nnI know it is not the most demanding game, but the way this laptop played it without even stressing itself (with 3 programs running at the background) in the highest resolution speaks volumes to me. I wrote this review so soon because the stock of this laptop is almost over. Its over in flipkart and even in small cities like Guwahati. So, if you can still lay yours hands on one go and get it- or you will not find any laptop with such specs so cheap, so soon and with so many goodies.