Summary: I have had this computer for about a year or so. I keep it on a TV tray beside my recliner. Needless to say it gets much more use than my desktop unit...lol. Basically I use it to surf the web and check email. I'm sure it is capable of much more demanding tasks with the I5 processor and Windows 8. Not a minute of trouble with this one since I took it out of the box. I love the big screen. It boots quickly.
I am well pleased with my ASUS R704A.The 17.3" screen is terrific and the machine is fast with the basic 4GB memory!
D.K. Wagner, Amazon
22 November 2013
Summary: A back-lit keyboard would have been nice, but this is a fast and cool running piece of hardware. I've used it about 4 months and am very pleased. I asked two sales techs and the service manager at Micro Center which brand had the fewest returns. They all independently said Asus. I even had them test the second 4-GB memory slot to make sure it worked and it did. I'm going to add the extra memory stick for Christmas:-) The only negatives?
Summary: Got this for a great price and has everything BUT the backlit keyboard that was on the page was incorrect. Although this was a major let down the price for an i5, 17.3", with 4GB of RAM was still a great price. I had done research on this laptop before buying it and knoew that was a possibility. It is very fast and provided you use it as a work computer (with maybe a little light gaming from time to time) it should last for a long time.
Summary: The customer service with the company was stellar. The return was smooth, our credit was instant. The description stated this laptop had a back-lit keyboard. The was a must for us. Sadly the description was wrong; it did not have a back-lit keyboard so we returned it.
Summary: I regularly shop on Amazon.com because of the convenience, the reviews and the customer service. The experience was not a positive experience customer service wise. Initially based on the specs and the price I was really impressed. I confirmed the specs with the company prior to ordering so I was very disappointed to see that the laptop did not have the backlit keyboard that was initially listed in the specs on Amazon.com.
Excerpt: moest even wennen aan toetsenbord, had hiervoor een acer waar de toetsen allemaal enkele toets knoppen zijn. de asus heeft een toetsen "plaat". waardoor het lijkt of je een golvend toetsenbord hebt.
Excerpt: Windows 8.1 loopt soepel en stabiel met 4 GB RAM ook met zwaardere pakketten als Adobe Photoshop en Illustrator. Laptop is erg stil, nauwelijks hoorbare fan. Beeld glanzend maar erg mooie kleuren. Accu gaat ca. 2 uur mee. Toetsenbord veert door als je wat harder aanslaat zoals ik. Gewoon een goede laptop voor thuis, voor onderweg is ie te groot en te zwaar maar daar is ie ook niet voor bedoeld. Compleet met ingebouwde DVD brander. Heeft 2 USB2 en 1 snelle USB3 poort.