Summary: The ASUS netbook I first purchased, worked so well out of the box, I returned the Sony I had tried because it didn't. I decided on another ASUS, and really happy so far. It set up easy, and had no problems hooking up to my wireless hub. My son is REALLY happy with the speed for his internet gaming.
Pros: Easy setup worked great, Fast, Powerful, Quality Display, Quiet
Summary: I bought this laptop because my previous laptop died. Let me start with the Cons. The left side of the laptop is where the fan is housed. It will melt a Now & Later. I don't recommend using this notebok if you plan to do a lot of work on your lap. I don't like the plug adapter being on the left side of the unit. It only has 3 USB plugs, but 1 is USB 3. It does have the eSata connection which is nice. A lot of Asus prepackaged software installed.
Summary: It's a bit heavy but that's to be expected for a notebook this size. Overall, very fast and quiet with a solid build. The screen could have a higher resolution but still looks very good despite having quite a bit of glare in a bright environment (which is part of the reason it looks as good as it does in a relatively dark setting). The ATI graphics card is fast enough to handle the vast majority of games right now, and has hardware-based DirectX 11 support.
Summary: I've only had this laptop for about a week, however, I buy a new one and add a bunch of software and resell it for twice what I paid every month or so. I can without a doubt Suggest this laptop to anyone. Speed, reliability and components are superb ! You get what you pay for. Try and find all this in a competitor for the price ! Besides, the warranty itself is worth the price ! I wanted the N71 but I didn't want the bigger screen.
Summary: You must Right click the install icon or setup icon on your CD/DVD software and install in Windows XP Mode to run windows XP programs. Do some research before giving a product a bad name !!! EVERYTHING runs on WINDOWS 7 !
Summary: Is this my third Laptop now. I started off with Sony, then Hp and now Asus. I have to say I appreciate this Asus the most. It is very fast and beautiful. It plays all the best games from Medium to Best Settings without slowing down the CPU. The Left side fan does get a bit warmer but it is nothing compared to my previous Sony so I am not bothered by it. Just make sure you do not block the fan. The keyboard is not as stiff as the HP's but I can still type normally.