Summary: I ended up selling mine, only because I no longer needed. Having a phone with unlimited data and a tablet with 10 GB just made a laptop obsolete to me. I do have one major complaint. This laptop barely wanted to connect to WiFi, it would show that it was connected but when I try to open a web page, it lags or the webpage is unavailable. Meanwhile, I can be on the same WiFi on my phone or tablet and it opens up just fine. Also, I'm not a big fan of Windows 8.
Summary: It's a competent netbook, and works great as an ultra-portable Linux system. Installing Xubuntu on it was easy. My big complaint with it is that the touchpad is pretty terrible, but it's fine when used with an external mouse. The keyboard layout is also a little frustrating, especially when doing things with PgUp/PgDn. But it does what I need it for.
Summary: The laptop is pretty nice. The seller installs Ubuntu post-factory, and they don't provide proper Ubuntu images that I could find. So beware, do not try reinstalling from new media. I installed from a fresh image and I've had some issues with the wireless drivers randomly claiming to be disabled by hardware switch (there is no hardware switch,) and when I contacted ASUS support they told me that Linux is unsupported. I figured it out, but it took some fiddling.
Summary: Most of the things about the laptop has already been covered by many other reviewers. So, I won't do that here. Since the item I bought is an Ubuntu OS version of ASUS, I want to mention my experience it as one product. I received this laptop and have been using it for 6 hours. I have been slapping Ubuntu on anything that comes with a Windows sticker since 6.04, and I have been using 12.04 exclusively for all my computing platform.
Hardware okay, but the installes Ubuntu is just too heavy!
Matthias Sedlmeier, Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: The main problem with this device is it's operating system. The installed Ubuntu is just too heavy, especially when it comes to Unity. I've installed Xubuntu, an Ubuntu which uses another desktop (XFCE instead of Unity). Now it runs at least 5 times faster and you are really able to work with it. The Netbook itself seems okay. In this case the installed Ubuntu is the problem. Buy it and install an Debian 7 oder XUbuntu.
Summary: It is good cheap and handy laptop but I find it very slow It is slow in starting and slow in response. But it is ok for somebody who uses the computer only for answering mail or similar small tasks.the quality of construction is good.
Summary: I've had to two laptops with age on them die within the last couple of months. I needed a laptop to complete a training assignment for work that my Kindle Fire would not load properly. I'm having a hard time adjusting to Windows 8, but I blame Windows for a crappy operating system, not ASUS. The touchpad has a little bit of a mind of its own. You get what you pay for(cheap appearance, some key placement is a little cramped).