Pros: It worked well for the short amount of time that it worked.
Cons: Laptop was purchased in May of 2013 on the strength of the ASUS name and positive reviews. A little over a year later and it won't even turn on. I took it for repair and was told the motherboard was shot. According to the repair shop this is a common issue with this model. Buyer beware! I lost over $400 choosing to purchase this, don't make the same mistake I did.
Summary: I have worked with ASUS to no avail...updated the driver , refreshed the system. The cursor jumps when nothing but the keys have been touched. Sometimes entire paragraphs have been deleted. This has gone on long enough for the unit to be out of warranty.
Pros: See below
Cons: The negative is so overwhelming that it trumps anything positive.
Summary: Was a good notebook with good specs and served me well for half a year, but the hard drive failure and subsequent decisions of the service plan people made me regret sending it in for replacement.
Pros: The specs on this laptop were great:
Cons: It came with Win8, which I am not a fan of. At first I attempted to get a dual boot working with either Ubuntu or Linux Mint, but Windows Secure Boot made it a real pain, so I just dealt with it.
Summary: I bought one of these for my elderly mother, who only does word processing and web surfing. She had to have it repaired twice before it died after about 1 year and 5 months of light use the motherboard shorted out. I won't be buying any more Asus laptops.
Screen Resolution is Horrible! Worse than my 5-year-old Gateway. Yuck!
10 February 2014
Summary: Terrible on the eyes! Why in the world a technology company would invest in a good-quality processor (i7) and a solid, attractive case-design and build, only to then "cheap out" on the screen resolution (768p) is beyond logic. This computer has the fuzziest presentation of text imaginable. You'll need a new eye prescription within a few days of trying to work with this ASUS.
Summary: I have used Asus laptops and thought them handy enough. This one is a disaster from top to bottom. The touchpad is too large, awkwardly placed, and overly sensitive. The space bar is, on the contrary, too insensitive, and so, after only a few months, it is hard to generate a space without whacking the thing dead center. The touchpad will deactivate itself on hibernation and then not function without a shutdown and power-up.
Summary: I visited multiple stores but could not find the item needed for my Purposes which was an asus laptop with windows 7. I searched, found and ordered the correct item i was looking for Which was an asus laptop with windows 7. However what i received was an asus laptop which had been upgraded with Windows 8 ( no touch). Which has given me nothing but problems So i have had to use my older slower laptop for the majority of My work which has hindered every aspect of my usage.
Summary: Very disappointed! windows 8 is useless and this system does NOT allow a downgrade. There are some work arounds, but personally, I would not go through the trouble for something that may or may not work.