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    Default Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    I've done some research on ASUS laptops and they seem to perform very well for the price, but I'm wondering how reliable they are. Are there a lot of defective ASUS laptops? Do they break easily?

    I know they have a free 1 year accident warranty and a 2 year parts and labor warranty. But that kind of scares me because it may be because they've had a lot of problems (or they just want to attract more customers, I don't really know).

    This is the one I'm thinking of getting:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220331

    One of the reviews said it stopped working after 2 days...

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    As reliable as any other computer.

    LOL at the "one review" part.
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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Death Ro View Post
    I've done some research on ASUS laptops and they seem to perform very well for the price, but I'm wondering how reliable they are. Are there a lot of defective ASUS laptops? Do they break easily?

    I know they have a free 1 year accident warranty and a 2 year parts and labor warranty. But that kind of scares me because it may be because they've had a lot of problems (or they just want to attract more customers, I don't really know).

    This is the one I'm thinking of getting:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220331

    One of the reviews said it stopped working after 2 days...
    Yes, they are reliable.

    Now, if you want you can to make unbiased research based on Newegg reviews and include other brands and check out what owners of other brands speak out about their good or bad luck.

    It will be very interesting to see statistics and to know who are good guys and who are not after you finish your research

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Very reliable, however, I found them a little overpriced, even with the free 2-year accident warranty (which costs $90 at other companies). I can get the same features for a little less at other places like Dell. All for all, a great maker.

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Hmm, reliability huh? Well, I'm a C90S owner so all I can say about reliability is... "meh".
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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    SOme of their models have obvious design flaws, but if you get one of their better models, it should hold up great.

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Lysander,

    By "obvious design flaws", do you mean well documented flaws?

    The C90S should never have had the majority of the issues it did have but there was no way of knowing this ahead of time when I bought it in September of 2007. I would not recommend it now though because of the many issues that are documented on this site now.
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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Also,

    From what I've seen in these forums, generally Asus laptops are a pretty decent deal and have great warranties. Just be sure to read all the reviews of the particular model you are looking at to make sure there are no specific issues.
    Asus C90S: E6700, NVIDIA 9600M GT 512MB DDR3 @ 650/1700/950, Custom 1/8" thick copper VGA heatspreader, 3GB 667Mhz ram, Atheros AR5008 wifi card, Vista x64 *C90S 9600M GT Upgrade Guide* **Sold**

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    Avoid the F3 series. They crack at palm rest right hand corner of keyboard. UK repair and Holland service is absolutely terrible, although USA tech is apparently second to none.

    I would buy a Sony Vaio. Even though made by Asus, it has Sony quality.

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    Default Re: Are ASUS laptops reliable?

    I have the same model as the one you're thinking of and its held up very well. I use it heavily at work (I program) and also at home.

 

 
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