We should have known that the chip was substandard. Man is cpu SLOW!
W. Gaudreau "Willy J", Amazon
28 May 2014
Summary: I paid a similar price for my ASUS, purchased from BestBuy for approx $300. When I found an almost identical model online for $285 with free shipping, I bought it for my wife. She hates, hates, hates this computer. Always check the functionality of the chipset in any PC you're about to purchase. This is our 12th computer...we shouldv'e known better. You've been warned...
Summary: I have bought, literally, 5 ASUS laptops and counting. And, you know what, I am done with brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is for suckers. I am also done with cheap laptops with cheap components. Here's the thing. ASUS *CAN* make a VERY GOOD laptop. However, you have to be willing to shell out the premium bucks if you want their quality stuff. Their Republic of Gamers (RoG) line is actually quite good.
Summary: I hate this laptop. It is slow. Can't do more than one or two things at the same time - however - for temporary traveling this machine does the job of keeping finances straight, plotting the route for the next day, and logs into several weather sites to see what kind of weather to expect. So... if you do fantastic things on the computer like I do at home, this little jewel will only do 1 thing at a time.
Summary: I have no idea about the laptop since the quantity and price quoted to me by Amazon was never fulfilled! I was extremely disappointed when the item was not delivered although they said they could send me another ONLY AT A HIGHER PRICE! I ARGUED that this was most unprofessional on the part of Amazon, but to no avail. So I obtained a credit and purchased one from a local vendor.
Summary: I have read countless reviews on the blue screen of death - AFTER I purchased this. After a couple months of minimal use, this laptop is doing it also. I do not know why it is still in production, or why it is still being sold. DO NOT BUY THIS PARTICULAR LAPTOP!!!