Summary: i love my computer,this is an amazing laptop. my son wipe the last one out. i had been telling my husband that i wanted a laptop. well the guy at bestbuy said this was one of the best. i've been to some of the other stores and nothing had the WOW factor for the price i needed.i'm still playing with it but everything is at my finger tips.well let me get back to playing with it.
Summary: First I was pleasantly surprised/blown away at how fast Planet73 shipped my Asus laptop that was well within the estimated delivery time. It is a great balance of price and performance from Asus, which is known for reliability and robust products. It is a huge step up or jump in virtually all the specs and features departments compared to the 12.1" old faithful laptop I have!It's quiet with no heating issues.
Summary: I bought this laptop to install Ubuntu 10.10 and it worked like a champ! Everything installed fine and works perfectly out of the box--including things like 3D acceleration, laptop keyboard functions, and other things that can sometimes be a pain in Ubuntu. The only problem I have with it is that the webcam was installed upside-down; Asus "fixed" this by installing a special driver in Windows that flipped it back, but there's no apparent way to do this with Ubuntu.
Summary: As I sit here trying to figure out why my hard drive crashed (again) and how I am going to get my software and files off of it, I thought I would take the time to warn others to avoid this laptop at all costs. I have had mine for two years and it has been a problem since day one. Now I can only load windows in the safe mode and that is even a crap shoot. Of course my back up discs are at home and I am on the road. I am about to throw it in the pool.
Summary: Bought for husband as travel-laptop. Just got in today. Let me say this laptop will be sufficient for some daily use. It is a good laptop for the price. Fast enough ( but not super speedy). Doesnt feel really heavy to me, but then again, I normally carry around a 17 inch dell. Very nice looking. Overall, very good for browsing and email. Probably really good for a student or light to medium usage.
Summary: Just received it. I consider the price in this review. I am a frugal shopper and a bit of a techy -- I'll be putting a Linux partition on it. $365 delivered, refurb -- no signs of why it was refurbished. I've never owned an ASUS so far I really really like it. Touch pad is a bit touchy -- :-) -- but slick in that it is integrated into the body. The two finger scrolling and three finger menu is nice but the pad will take some getting used to.