Summary: When switching back and forth from the original HDD that comes preloaded with win 7 from a second hard drive (SSD in my case) loaded with 8.1 you will need to go into Security and disable it via the bois and then enable CSM from the boot menu. If not you will boot straight into the bois repeatedly.
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, Nice price. Choice between windows 7 or 8.1.
Cons: Windows 7 comes preloaded with 3 partitions. One recovery partition, a system partition, and the OS partition. So far this is all normal. However, the recovery option for windows 7 cannot be put on usb drive and the system has no OEM recovery option for windows 7. If you want to use an SSD you mu...
Summary: ASUS IS MY FAVORITE BRAND. EVERYTHING I BUY WORK AS EXPECTED. AS A COMPUTER TECHNICIAN, I THINK IS A GREAT PRICE. IF YOU ARE NOT A COMPUTER SAVVY, I RECCOMEND YOU TO BUY A COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS 8.1 ALREADY INSTALLED TO AVOID ISSUES.
Pros: UPGRADEABLE TO 8.1 PRO SPEED SCREEN SIZE TOUCHPAD WEIGHT
Cons: UPGRADING TAKES A WHILE AND IF YOU ARE NOT A TECH SAVVY, IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM (I am and it took me a while, but I was expecting it). NO KEYBOARD LIGHT THE 4GB OF RAM IS BUILT INTO THE MOTHERBOARD (no biggie, still have one more slot of another memory stick of 4GB) ONLY 2 USB PORTS
Summary: Only 2 USB ports, and both on the same side. Difficult to get computer to charge 100%--a big irk, if full battery capacity is needed. Otherwise it's a solid performer--has everything I need for small business computing.
Pros: The design is sleek and looks awesome. Runs on Windows 7 Pro when you first power it up, which looks beautiful. Has the newest Intel Core processing chip (Intel Core i7), which runs like a champ.
Cons: The battery only lasts about 2 hours even when fully charged, so make sure you're always near a power source with the power adapter for this laptop on you. Only comes with 8GB of RAM, which I believe is the highest number it can go--so...no RAM upgrades.
Summary: Had it for two weeks now. Everything is working great. Very quiet and keeps cool. The only annoying thing is the laptop is not preloaded with software(s) for the webcam and I have to search for and load the software myself.