I bought a U46E in 2011. I only used the laptop at night so open and close maybe once each night max.
After casual use, the front benzel cracked, the screen is separating from the benzel. Called Tech Support and they said mail it in and they will give and estimate to repair. I indicated this was a common problem with this model and will they fix it even if out of warranty? A front benzel and hinge costs $100 in parts alone.
Tech support just continued with the script that it is out of warranty.
Too bad that this is a common issue.
Review about: Asus Laptop.
Monetary Loss: $200.