Summary: Unbearably and continuously noisy fan, which gets even louder at any new command. Watching a movie or listening to music lose any kick. It's quite a relief when I turn the thing off. Uneasy use of the CD tray button. Essential tabs (caps) don't have built-in leds for you to know when they are on. If I input a password in an application, I need to test somewhere else if CAPS are on or not. Uncomfortably large unit. The subwoofer doesn't seem to do anything.
Summary: arrived on time ,not a good laptop for the price, even with the Bang n Olufsen speaker and very annoying with windows 8 and the ultra tough sensitive mouse pad wont buy again , don't waste your money
Summary: I had seen reviews of other Asus laptops on Amazon saying that there had been problems with Amazon advertising some Asus laptops as having illuminated keyboards that did not. I saw this model advertised as having an illuminated keyboard and then specifically e-mailed Amazon customer services to confirm that it was correct. They said it definitely did have an illuminated keyboard. My laptop has just arrived today and, surprise surprise, no illuminated keyboard.
Summary: Pros:Great audio and visual. Screen is good and bright and anti glare. Good looking laptop, which met pretty much all the criteria I set, at a good price. Cons: build quality.. the touch pad is poor and after about a month of use the pad has become unseated (depressed on left side, raised up on right side) and not convinced it works properly still on the left side, as frequently have to reclick, furthermore the large pad means my palm frequently triggers the charm bar...