Summary: I needed a laptop for school. something had processing power that could handle web browsing and basic word processing documents .For being a budget laptop with an i5 500GB a DVD drive 3 USB ports HDMI and Windows 8 all for around $500???? (I got mine for $450) I am extremely pleased with this laptop. but.... I do have some things I wished that were included.
Summary: I'd suggest googling "ASUS r500a touchpad" before you buy this, and you'll find out about the problem I'm experiencing, apparently along with many other Asus owners. I've owned/used about a dozen laptops, so thought I knew what to expect, but I was unpleasantly surprised by this one.
Summary: This is my first ever laptop. Saying that, I'm not sure if my expectations were low or underdeveloped, but I really love this laptop. So far these are the Pros and Cons: Pros: Island Keyboard Fast i5 Processor 500 GB HDD 2 USB 3.00 Ports Cons: No Graphics Card CD writer Problem There appears to be something wrong with the CD writer.
Summary: the asus 15.6 series is a rugged good looking laptop. I have been getting this same basic model for years now. and the hinges don't change, the keyboard is still the same and the power plug is still identical to every other asus laptop and EEE box i have bought in the last 4 years. no point in changing something that works so well. after buying 40 of these I am happy to continue buying them.
Summary: When first received this laptop from ClearWaterBay through amazon, it was a rollercoaster. When I turned on my laptop it was glitchy, and noticed mouse pad issues. Later on saw that there was only 150gb of Memory on the hard drive (not the 500gb as listed from the specification page) so we had to re-partitioned the hard drive and it came out to be 450gb which was ideal.
Summary: I ordered this computer when I spilled water on my old one and burned out the sound. If you like smart phones, and that swiping app technology - than this is the computer for you. It is fast - and sounds very good. This is my 3rd Asus computer, and they have the most speed for the money. I am not a smartphone user - and didn't realize that Windows 8 was this technology - so I continue to use both of my computers.
Summary: This product is great, fast, slim, great looking appearance, and I can use it for just about anything, great purchase, I did a lot of research about laptops, and this was the best deal with me having around a $600 budget. I strongly recommend this Awesome-top.
Summary: I got this laptop for my daughter. I was setting it up for her. At first, everything was fine until I had to use the touchpad. That's where it all the disappointment started. I tried everything and finally, I had to call Asus tech support. Another disappointment here! I started talking to a Tech Support rep at 3:30pm and by the time I was finished, it was 8:30pm. I spoke to 3. The first 2, after 30 minutes of trying to help me, we got disconnected.
Summary: I turned to this laptop after Amazon could not deliver on my earlier ASUS choice. I am no techie, so will not go into the specs. All I can say is that I paid 20% less for more memory, and an I5 chip than I did two years ago for an I3 chip. Doubled the memory for $35 - well worth it. Unless you have specific requirements that dictate spending more, I don't know why the average everyday user would need any more than this fine laptop.