Came back from warrantee hardware repair with software problem. Back it goes again!!??!!
Caitlin O'Brien, Amazon
9 June 2014
Summary: Generally thought it was good product, but keyboard failed within 6 mos. Warrantee service meant I was without a computer for a month. When it arrived back after service, keyboard was fixed , but no network connectivity or audio. After several hours on the phone troubleshooting, Including downloading drivers from another computer with no success, ASUS determined that a file was corrupt, and that it needs to be returned so they can try to repair the operating system.
Summary: pity as it is a good laptop overall. although it comes with windows 8.1 for some reason even though it doesn't have a touch screen. but the screen is so unimaginably horrible, it is just difficult to believe how bad it is! imagine playing a game such as flaming cliffs 3, flying a night mission, and not being able to see the upper half of the screen!!!!
Do not believe the published specifications. I have wasted my money on this.
Mr. D. R. Humphreys "Mr. D.R. Humphreys", Amazon
15 June 2014
Summary: I know that the marketing nonsense targets 'gamers', whoever they may be, but I like to think that I can see through the smoke and mirrors and select a laptop that will provide the hardware that I want. This one looks very good: it has a high-end processor, provision for plenty of RAM (32Gb, potentially), and provision for two disk drives. This provides all the capability of an up-market desktop machine in a laptop form.
Excerpt: Points positifs: - Très puissant - Autonomie de 5 heures - Tient bien la charge après plusieurs mois - Raid matériel - Clavier rétro éclairé - Sacoche fournie - Très bien refroidi - Silencieux Points négatifs: - Linux mal prix en charge ( ACPI, carte graphique et rétro éclairage ), testé sur gentoo, mint, ubuntu, debian, centos - Windows 8 non remboursable - Pas totalement pris en charge sur windows 7 ( alimentation en retour de veille ) - Finition moyenne pour la coque...