My ASUS N56VM-S4034V was delivered very quicky even though I didn't pay for express delivery and seems to work very well. It connected to my network with no problems both with Wi-Fi and wired ethernet. The screen is fantastic and Adobe Lightroom 64-bit works brilliantly. I will be doing video editing but have been too busy to do that yet, so I can't say how fast it is rendering HD video. I was disappointed that the keyboard isn't illuminated since i like to work in a dimly-lit room and I don't find the touchpad easy to use (it's the first time I've had one for a long time). I might use a mouse for photo/video work where precision is needed. There are lots of ports (including a VGA and HDMI outputs, so it is very adaptable. The sound is good and will be fine for most vieo work and has S/Pdif output so you can connect to a HIFI system. Overall, I would recommend this firm and this machine. It was an absolute bargain.