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).
Summary: I ordered the unit after considering all tablets. (my 1025c died and I salvaged the hard disk with a $9 adapter) Windows 8 is diferent. When confused, move mouse to four corners and find out. The famous 'start' button is the keyboard 'windows' key. Users complain about 1G and slow with all previous Asus netbook. Now, this one comes with 2G, >720p display, and hdmi output! People still complaints.
Summary: I'm a student in college and this laptop does the basic stuff it's supposed to do. I find the Windows 8 OS to be annoying at best. I had to buy a separate mouse because every time I went to move my mouse with the touchpad, it threw me onto the app screen. The screen is a little harder to see than I thought it would be, but that is my fault. It seems to have some trouble with connecting to Wifi networks which I find frustrating, but could be an OS problem.
Laptop good size, headphone jack defective in less than 2 months
8 September 2013
Summary: Nice portable size computer for school or traveling when you are not crunching spreadsheets. Bought this for my son who likes the portability. However, the headphone jack was defective and did not work when I bought it. I purchased this item in June when he went away for summer school. Unfortunately, the item was past the opportunity for a return back to Amazon when he came back from summer school in August. Now I get to deal with the factory.