Summary: Pros: This laptop is very powerful and fast, even without a solid-state drive. The laptop seems solid, isn't too heavy, and looks good. There wasn't as much junk-ware on this machine as there was on almost any other windows machine I've purchased before. Asus Instant On is extremely fast, under 2 seconds most of the time. Laptop stays pretty cool, even when gaming. Laptop fan is very quiet, even while gaming.
Great product overall, but almost unusable with installed hard drive
3 September 2013
Summary: This is a machine as solid as any I've ever owned. It has a solid frame, sleek aluminum lid (fingerprints show like crazy, though), ample USB ports and enough video ports to run 2 external monitors, and a great keyboard. It's packaged with an outstanding processor and enough RAM to make this thing future proof for a while. All that said, the hard drive is horrendous.
Summary: I have had this system for a couple of weeks now. Let's start with the positives: - Display: magnificent. ASUS does put a lot of work in to having some of the best displays on the market, and this one is glorious, Full HD. Non-touch. No complaints - Speakers: Again, glorious. Bang and Olufsen with a lot of thump. Comes with a subwoofer.
Summary: I don't normally write reviews. However, I thought everyone should have a heads up about certain anomalies of the machine. I bought this laptop based on the specs. I figured I could always update RAM from 6G to 8G pretty cheaply. The machine seems to be constructed well but...To open the CD/DVD tray the best way is to open Windows Explorer, right-click on the drive, and select eject. Otherwise it may take a few minutes of continually pressing the button on the drive.
Summary: realize that it's and electronic product, and that the life span of electronic products are difficult to predict. however in this instance, within a week of using this machine, the video failed with the maching in process of being returned to amazon. shoud the machine be replaced, there is the added burden of loading all of the various programs which is used as needed.
Solid Stylish Powerhouse with one surprising glitch
23 December 2013
Excerpt: I have had this jumbo machine for almost a year now. Good enough time to assess its performance. I shall try to be as factual in my review as possible though I cannot guarantee the obvious biases that one can develop when in close company with an object of desire. Design Upper Lid When you first look at any laptop to review your first opinions are what your eyes can see. It is the Design.
Pros: Good images, good sound, good speed, good performance, good extras
Cons: Swivel/aligned cable that distorts display sometimes after usage, Batterycover dislodges sometime
Summary: To start let me just say that make sure it doesn't say out of stock when you order it, I waited over 2 months for mine to be delivered before it finally turned up (it does say allow a month for delivery but if out of stock they aren't very helpful). I ordered it because it said that it was out of stock but assumed they would restock once they had more orders, but oh how wrong i was.
Excerpt: Очень радовался покупке не смотря на цену. Брал перед новым годом. Не обращал внимание на негативные отзывы указанные здесь в яндекс маркет. А потом все перечисленные болячки начали появляться.
Pros: о достоинствах говорить не буду их перечисли в других отзывах (их много). Одна клава чего стоит - Пальцами как будто к бархату прикасаешься. Но расскажу о моем случае. Может моя инфа кому-нибудь поможет.
Cons: Тяжелый для своего класса. Очень трудно работать с таким разрешением экрана, плюс к тому винда 8 не позволяет увеличивать значки, надписи итд. При длительной работе глаза будут болеть это точно.