"The N80VC comes in at a price point that, just a couple of years ago, would have been considered the bargain-basement end of the laptop market: a no-frills approach where quality, features, components and even design play a distinct second-fiddle to costs.
This is no longer the case, and the Asus is a good example of how much you can actually get for your money. It features enough power to satisfy most users, is stylish and comfortable to work on, and offers great connectivity. It's just a shame that quality has been slightly compromised, and the keyboard severely lets this machine down.
It's still worth a look - but other laptops, such as Samsung's excellent Q310, offer better quality at a similar price."