I wrote a post about a sale on that machine for $1399 recently.
If you get the right model with the 1920x1080 screen and16GB memory,it will be very good.I am working off a two year old G73jw Asus, and it handles 5.03 fine.
You must install a second hdd....min 7200 rpm....to run PPro.
You can clone the supplied 750GB HDD onto an SSD to make that your boot drive with only OS and programs on it.
Then, you can use that 750GB HDD as the media drive .
Unfortunately it looks like the sale is over I think this was the one that is back to $1599.
Give them a call.
Message was edited by: Bill Gehrke
Yes you can add that GPU to the list of "cuda_supported_ cards.txt" file.
Many thanks for the advice. I've also done a little bit more research on the the card fix and will take the plunge!
My head now hurts a great deal less and the blood pressure is lower.