Summary: This laptop is really bad, to put it nicely. It is portable which is nice, however it is REALLY SLOW. I have had it for less than a year and I have only used it a handfull of times because I normally use my home computer. I took it out to use it today and the keyboard does not work. I am dissapointed in myself for not returing this piece of junk when I got it!
Summary: I wanted to like this computer and I did for just about a month before the keyboard failed. Since it's a column of keys I'm guessing it's the keyboard matrix that has failed. It has all the hallmarks of a hardware failure since an external USB keyboard works fine. I really did like this computer once I got used to the funky touchpad mouse. I also put a fair amount of time into getting it all configured just right. I'm hoping Amazon will issue a full refund.
Summary: Bought this for organizing photos on a 3-week trip. Within a week the SD slot stopped ejecting SD cards. Also this computer is so weak it can't play movies in iTunes because there isn't enough memory to keep up with both sound and video. (You end up with a lag and movies become unwatchable within about 20 minutes) Except for these two issues it has worked OK, but given what I bought the computer for, I find the first issue is bad enough to make the computer unacceptable.
Summary: This is the worst purchase I have ever made. It is ridiculously slow and constantly freezes. ASUS "support" is nonexistent. The mouse works occasionally and it consistently has issues with saving word documents. Control - Alt - Delight pulls up the Task Master one time in ten tries. The power cord falls out of the port. Other than that - I do like that it is pink.
Summary: I originally chose this because of the brand name and reviews that stated how easy it was to use. It was easy to get started, but then I kept running into issues. I have had nothing but problems. Every time I try to access the Internet, th PC shuts down because it "ran into an error." When I try to run the programs that state they should help with processing, the computer shuts down. I would not recommend this product.
disappointing - avoid my mistake of going for the cheapest model
Amazon Customer "Oscar Gilroy", Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: Very poor quality in multiple areas: — screen is grainy, resolution looks like something from the early 1990s - touchpad responds to about 60% of gestures and other inputs - ASUS pre-installed software is extremely intrusive and useless; it actually caused the machine to boot into a very limited admin mode that I had to figure out how to change and just use windows 8 normally. - It was very slow in basic things like opening a new explorer window.
Summary: I purchased this machine 4 months ago. This machine has to be one of the poorest constructed machines I have ever purchased. It only has one tiny little slot for the PCU fan (which clogs with dust) and has no way to open and dust it out. Now the fan is completely inoperable and the machine overheats and shuts down within about 20 minutes.
I should be able to expect a brand new item to work
Barbara Miklos, Amazon
12 December 2013
Summary: It probably is not fair to rate only the items that are flawed, but I buy a lot from Amazon and most things I buy are great. However, I bought two Asus laptops and brought them to Africa. On one of them, the charger stopped working almost immediately. Although I have been told by Asus that it is covered under warranty, I will not be going back to the US until next June. In my life, I have bought many computers, most of them HPs.
Summary: Not sure whether it's windows 8 or the Asus that I hate- could hardly do anything until I bought a book and got two techie guys to spend hours on it - unbelievably slow. Cursor flies everywhere except where I want it. I would have returned it except that I spent so much time on downloads to help it that probably they would never have taken it back.