Summary: I was in the market for a replacement for my 10 year old desktop. After speaking with numerous I.T. friends of mine, the ASUS was highly recommended. I absolutely live this notebook. The 17.3 inch screen is great. The ease of use and simplistic design have made me happy. I have "pulled the plug" on the old desk top.
Summary: Much more my style! I know where things are and appreciate the stimulus for growth in making Windows 7 familiar to me. I love the larger screen and 'soft' key touch. I came into the computer world kicking and screaming. This unit is 'user friendly' which I need!!
Summary: The laptop has a very nice screen, very good speakers for a laptop. Seems fast enough, added 4 GB memory to up the total to 8 GB. There is no provision to go back to Windows 7. My personal opinion is that Windows 8 is almost unusable. I purchased Win 7 Pro and redid the the whole thing , a real hassle. Rakuten's price is low enough to be able to do that. Shipping was quick and cheap. A great deal overall. BTW, this not a touch screen laptop.
Summary: I have it for about a month now. Seems to be a decent notebook which has pretty much everything one would need. Only thing I'm missing is Bluetooth and a DVI port. I like the special standby/instant on feature. It actually works well. Also cool is ASUS's one year accidental damage warranty. Just the notebook plastic case feels a bit cheap to me but I'm sure it's as strong as any other notebook's case. It feels light though maybe it's some special carbon mix.
Summary: I was disappointed with notebook. It has issues with internet explorer. Keeps shutting down and reopening tabs after shutting down? Not happy with keys, they are so flat makes it hard to keep fingers on certain key, inturn I am hitting others. Also hard to see function keys on bottom, they are black and you need a flashlight to read which ones have a blue lights. I wouldn't buy another one.
Gebruikersreview - Asus R704A-TY085H review door R1
3 March 2013
Excerpt: Heb deze laptop voor mijn ouders gekocht nadat de oude met XP toch echt te traag is geworden. Heb zelf goede ervaringen met de voorloper van dit Asus model die het alweer bijna 2 jaar uithoud als hij Juli redt Dit is de K73E-TY029V, welke als unique selling point een 2e drive bay heeft. Ik was eigenlijk op zoek naar wederom een 17" model met 2 HDD bays, maar die zijn zo goed als niet meer te vinden.