Summary: I had no idea from the details that this computer was an ubuntu os. I worked on it for some time trying to modify it and finally just gave it away. It was a great little computer with lots of memory and was wonderful. I learned a lot, but ultimately I could not use it for what I needed it for. It was a great price, too; but, still with all that said, it did not suit my needs, I couldn't use it, and had to give it away. I had no idea it had a Lenux operating system.
Summary: I bought this for my 14 year old daughter, for home work and fun. She liked the look, which is black and shiny but finds it frustrating to use. She is certainly a lot better than me. I found it impossible. It could be just getting used to it, after many years of Windows or it doesn't adjust well to Hebrew.
Would you give away 200$ ? If you buy this, you might as well.
13 September 2013
Summary: When I first checked this computer out on Amazon, I was ecstatic. I was thrilled to see it come in the mail. After the first few minutes of opening the packaging, I noticed that the computer was a lot smaller than I thought. That wasn't a bad thing because I wanted a small computer I could fit in my bag. After opening the fresh computer, I turned it on with something that could be called a flimsy power button.
Summary: As many have already denoted, their mouse pad is horrendous. The machine does run hot as many have also denoted. I've had PC's and MAC's for many years. The ASUS I had i 2008 was better and provided a bundle of free word processing suite software. This one has Windows 8 that is really frustrating to use, and has to be hacked to get back to the old desk top. There is no CD included with the system's operational system and software whatsoever.
Summary: This computer runs slow! Initially, when I first got the computer it was running at an average speed. After a while, it started running slow!!! I would not recommend buying this computer to anyone!
Summary: Very, very slow. Very. Has locked up numerous times. Black operating system box comes up randomly. Froze up during last update for two days! Would not buy this product again. Might be good for a child who has never been on a good pc but not for a student who depends on their laptop to work properly.
Summary: If your looking for multiple functionalities, data storage, speed, bells and whistles then buy something else. If, on the other hand you are looking for a compact travel-friendly(light) notebook to keep up with your email, get on the web, download your pics while on travel then you have it.
Summary: My other Asus was great. This one is so slow, constantly freezes and is loaded with advertisements. No matter what web site you go to, 2 or 3 ads show up. If you are looking for a small laptop to get on the internet quickly it's not going to happen. Forget this item. I think amazon gets paid by the advertisers to load their garbage on your laptop so they can offer you this item at a low price.