Summary: I bought this laptop in April 2013. It performs fine - nothing special. I hated Win 8 - not ASUS fault. I upgraded to Win 10 in October 2015 and have had nothing but problems since. Contacted ASUS support who said they were not going to supply Win 10 drivers for this laptop.
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.
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.
Summary: I ordered the "Asus UltraBook Windows 7 K55A-RBR6 Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz 6GB DDR3 750GB DVD+/-RW 15.6" LED Aluminum Construction", specifically because it had "Windows 7" installed. As it turns out the "Asus UltraBook Windows 7" laptop is actually a Asus UltraBook Windows 8 laptop.
Summary: I bought this computer, paid for 2 day shipping, took 4 days. It DOES NOT come with windows 7, it comes WITH windows 8, Went to try and set it up, NO PRODUCT KEY code, so it essentially was an expensive paper weight.
Summary: Before wasting my money on this garbage , I did all the review research to find out that Asus was one of the most reliable laptops. This junk lasted me less than five months before it crashed big time on me, causing me all kinds of hassles wasting valuable time and money trying to get it fixed.
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...
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.