Summary: Good processing power, great battery life, and really good laptop speakers - I actually use this as a music player in my living room most evenings. Screen resolution is excellent, the LED backlit display is clear and snappy. I would love it if this was a quad core, but I was actually surprised at the processing speed that this delivers as well. All in all, Asus has done a great job with this one.
Summary: I have owned this laptop for about a year and a half and shortly after the first year the bios crashed completely after changing the boot order. With a little research I have discovered this line of laptops has a history of the bios dying after a system update. I have contacted ASUS about this issue and they pretty much ignored me. Unless you want to own a paperweight or replace the mainboard I would not buy this laptop.
Summary: Bought his computer at best buy near Thanksgiving, something you should never do. Worked excellent for a couple of months, then started acting up. Turned out to be a problem with windows 8. Got the windows 8 update and everything is working perfectly. Great computer for the $$, but is better suited for Windows 7 (facial recognition and processor boost from 2.4 to 3.1GHz do not work with windows 8).
Summary: I bought this laptop used from a seller on Amazon about four months ago, and it has well exceeded my expectations. In fact, this laptop has replaced my aging desktop altogether, even before I added another RAM stick for a total of 8 GB. Pros: The Intel i5-3230M processor (2.60 GHz) is extremely quick, compared to my desktop's Core 2 Quad (2.67 GHz) and my older laptop's Core 2 Duo (2.33 GHz).
Summary: This laptop is great for it's i7 processor in such a low price. After I get, I upgraded it's memory to 16G and replace the HDD with SDD. it runs fast. The merit of Asus's laptop: Asus is good at thermal design, the laptop is cool and low noisy. I compaird with somes level laptop with quad-core i7 from DELL SONY Acer, ASUS is better than them.
Summary: I liked the computer but they messed up on shipping and was shipped over a week after placing the order. They printed a shipping label but forgot to send it to the shipper. I saw it was shipped and assumed it was on its way. Loved the computer I had the identical model before but this one has Widows 8 that I'm getting used to. I also put a 480G SSD drive in it for $260 Wow it's fast now.