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Fans rattles loudly at loads while gaming. (extremely prevalent on these strix coolers) Coilwhine

Temps are good

Owned for 3 years, used daily

Would not buy again

Asus Zephyrus G14 2020


Wake from sleep fails 10% of the time. Fans get VERY noisy after about 1 year.

Build qualify and cooling chassis is good (when the fans work)

Owned for 1.5 years, used daily

Would not buy again

Asus ROG Strix B550-I

Needed Warranty Repair

Faulty intel I 225v b3 stepping Lan chip, Lan device disappeared from device list, and was not recoverable

worked until it didn't

Owned for 0 years, used daily

Would not buy again

Asus FX504

Faulty Materials

Split in the monitor screen at right hinge only

Affordable laptop at the price point.

Owned for 3 years, used daily

Would not buy again

Asus Motherboard PRIME X570-P

Wear and Tear

A pin on the USB 3.2 header got bent through normal wear and tear (install/deinstall/install over a 5 month period), somehow ruining the mobo's ethernet port. Instantly useless.

Great motherboard aside from the damage. Shame it became garbage - although I found someone who could use it for testing.

Owned for 0.5 years, used daily

Would not buy again

Asus FX504

Wear and Tear

Three main things, and all of them happened after 2+1 years of warranty. If you have a lower end Asus laptop, google Asus laptops model name + (touchpad), (hinge) and you can find countless other examples. 1. Touchpad surface started to tear off. I use my mouse way, more than my mouse, and I don't really have sweaty hands, yet It still started to tear off. The reason It looks really bad on my picture is because It started to tear off in the middle of the night and It just felt like I was scraping a coffee stain. 2. Screen hinge mounting points break after a while if you don't catch it happening early and take it to a repair shop or fix it yourself. If you see gap appearing near your laptops hinge, you can follow this tutorial to fix it yourself 3. Purple blobs started to appear on the screen. Now this one is more down to luck, apparently in cheaper LCD's, these manufacturing defects can start to appear years after you buy the screen. I was just unlucky that they appeared after my warranty period ended.

- It was the best laptop I could get for its price. - I bought the 8GB ram + 1TB HDD version and upgraded it to 16GB ram and 500gb SSD + 1TB HDD later. - Everything that broke so far can be avoided if you know that they'll break, or can be repaired by someone with only a small phillips screwdriver.

Owned for 4.5 years, used daily

Would buy again


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