Summary: With limited use I have manage to keep this junk going up to now. Not wanting to throw it away, I put up with this slow and infuriating machine. Even the hinge broke down. I can see why it is no longer available. Asus has too much competition for me to ever purchase another of their products.
Summary: Do not waste your money. The latch the holds the display screen to the keyboard broke after 11 weeks of use and ASUS will not cover it under warranty because they don't warranty the cheap plastic pieces that they use to build their products.
Summary: I’m an international buyer , I live in Turkey and I have a ASUS laptop. My ASUS laptop which I bought on 16.October.2012 by amazon.com showed several the failures. First, display hinge is broken and the screen to swing. Then, SD card slot started not to read media gadgets. After a while, VGA port, began not to transfer images to projection devices. Finally, the on-off switch stopped working properly. I left my laptop ASUS Turkey central service center 1 month ago.
Summary: Worked fine for about 1 day, but after that it started randomly rebooting anywhere between a few minutes and half an hour. Tried re-installing from the recovery partition, with no improvement. Returned with out any problems. Tried purchasing a different ASUS laptop model with similar results a few weeks later.