Summary: I've have had a terrible experience with this computer. Two days after I received it I started having problems with the screen, now after sending for repairs for the THIRD time my issue is still unresolved. Their costumer service has been more than unhelpful in helping solve this problem. I've also had troubles with the multiple finger gestures with trackpad.
Summary: I really like(d) this computer - it is fast, touch screen is responsive, and its lightweight. The only downsides are 1) the screen which can be difficult to see well in well lit rooms/sunlight and 2) the touch pad. It is far too easy to accidentally touch the Touch pad in a way that causes seemingly random changes to occur (grab and move things accidentally from desktop/folders, highlight or change text, cause a random function in windows to start, etc).
Summary: The Vivobook could have been amazing. The price is just right at under $600. It comes with a good, responsive touchscreen. The hybrid SSD+HDD makes boot times consistently under 15-20 seconds. So what's the problem?
Pros: Excellent price; touchscreen; good keyboard, amazing boot times
Summary: Within 1 week of getting the laptop I got the click of death (hard-drive failure). Didn't drop it, mishandle it or anything out of the norm. I immediately contacted ASUS support through chat, and in about 10 minutes she determined for me to send the laptop in for repair under warranty. I sent the laptop in and got it returned from them with a replaced hard-drive all in a week and a half.
Summary: I bought this last Black Friday, fairly last minute. After almost a year I've been underwhelmed. I might possibly be spoiled by my excellent desktop, but I also think this laptop doesn't deliver for the price. Negatives: - Screen glare and viewing angle are just awful. The screen has low brightness and is difficult to see under many conditions. You will probably be annoyed by this almost every time you use the laptop. - Relatively poor performance for the size and price.
Summary: So far I've been very happy with this computer. I upgraded the RAM to 8GB, which was very easy to do after watching video on Youtube. Also downloaded and installed Windows 8.1 which is a slight improvement over Windos 8.I use this computer to stream Netflix via the HDMI port to a big screen TV and the picture looks great with no buffering.
Summary: This is an excellent notebook for the specs in this price. Personally, I just removed the HDD and replaced it with an SSD. After installing a fresh windows 8.1, this seems like a super fast computer. I am very happy with this purchase and my customization. Great buy!
Summary: Note: I bought refurbished so most of my complaints are due to probably a faulty ultrabook Let's start, this is my first ultrabook. When i bought this, I wanted to something affordable and thin. As we know ultrabooks are usually pretty pricey and specs are average to say the least. You pay for weight. The model i had bought (refurb blinq) shipped with a i5-3317u hd4000 graphics 4gb ram and 500gb hdd.
Summary: I would highly encourage a potential buyer to spend his/her money elsewhere. I purchased this computer as I was trying to finish graduate school, as I needed to use a newer version of a statistical software program. After receiving it and realizing how slow it was, I was considering returning it. However, as I needed it for coursework, I just struggled through with it. It would freeze up with only 2-3 internet browser tabs, a PDF viewer, and maybe one word document open.