Summary: I love this PC, it's portable yet sturdy. It is a great investment for the money. The only thing I dislike is that it doesn't have a CD/DVD drive, but I can purchase that separately. Also, the battery it came with holds a good charge for a used computer.
Summary: I have several of these computers. I use Kubuntu Linux on my desktop, with a mix of applications for web browsing, accounting, software programming, and so forth. I use a 1080p external monitor and add-on DVD, keyboard and mouse, all connected through a powered USB hub. All of this works all the time. The only issue with this computer is, that ASUS moved from replaceable so-dimm memory to non-expandable 1 Gb soldered on the motherboard. Hence the "former" in the title.