Summary: Selling this laptop is stealing money from customers. So disgusted that ASUS put this product on the market and that sellers are selling it. Purchased this laptop for college, worked for only few years. It will not start start anymore. Probably same problem as others described.
Summary: My mom bought this laptop for me as a gift when I entered college. I wish we had taken the time to look at any laptop than this K501J. Within 3 months, the hardrive crashed for the first time, wiping out everything I had saved with confidence to my laptop's hardrive.
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.
Summary: Purchased this new laptop for college. Had it delivered on 8/25/09. It seemed to work fine the night I was setting it up on my home network. The next morning the monitor was basically black. You could very faintly distinguish some motion when it turned on and off but that was it. I called Asus.