Pros: This laptop is a great buy for the price. The laptop runs very smooth, not a lot of bloatware pre-installed. I am not seeing what the other users are saying about the cheap feel of the laptop. This laptop looks nice, has a responsive track pad, and nice keyboard. The screen is bright and is exactly what you would expect for a laptop at this price point.
Cons: The only possible con with this laptop is that it only has 2 USB ports. But this is indicated in the technical specs for the item.
Pros: Don't get me wrong there is a lot to like about this laptop.
Cons: Sadly, there are far more cons than pros. It's cheap so most of these are to be expected. It really does feel like it's made from really cheap lightweight plastic. I'm pretty sure it will break if i drop it. What bugs me the most is how cheap the keyboard feels. I'm use to high end mechanical keyboards so it's safe to say im exaggerating but regardless even compared to my own personal laptops keyboard this thing is junk. The A key wont actually register unless you giv...
Cons: Slow, No upgrade available for ram or HD without complete dis assembly. No HD light (so I can't tell if W8 is frozen, updating or just loading unnecessary garbage), It feels cheap, and i don't even mind it, but the CPU and HD are so slow that it makes the experience unbearable. I own a 7 year old Dual core laptop that's faster.
Pros: This laptop stays pretty cool, has an adequate amount of features, and has a great accidental 1 year warranty. The 320gb hard drive is decent for entry level and 4GB of ram is also a good starting point for Windows 8. Asus is a well established company and usually come with great performance for price. The Pentium 2117U is no performance processor but gets everyday tasks done well.
Cons: More performance can be found by other manufacturer's laptops at the current price, The video is decent for movies, but will not play most games (even if your just looking to dip your toes in the water). The laptop could come with more than two USB ports. Two is sub-standard, three is the average.