Summary: At first I really liked this computer. It is light, fast and very sleek. However, once you travel on an airplane with it, a large spot appears in the center of the screen. It usually goes away after several days of opening/closing the computer screen and restarting. However, recently I flew and did not use the computer for a few days. Now the spot is permanent. Based on my research, others have the same problem and it is due to a manufacturing/design defect.
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: 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: The computer was packed well and looked great. However the harddrive was damaged and it took a total of 15 days (1 day after their return policy for anything defective) to completely break down. Contacted the seller Mirrorsymmetry and they would not budge on a refund without charging 20-50% restocking fee. Had to contact Asus and pay to send it to California to be fixed.
Summary: When this arrived I was very pleased. It looks excellent and it's very lightweight. I also like windows 8 (8.1 once it was updated). However, I had serious issues with the wifi capabilities right from the beginning (extremely poor range, randomly disconnects within seconds/minutes) which made it unusable as a student laptop.
Summary: Other than Windows 8 this is an excellent computer. Slim and light, fast enough, has everything I want for a decent price. I've also been pleasantly surprised at the built-in speakers...louder than my past laptops. However, the wireless card is horrible. The connection is always slow and very unreliable. Some spots where I used to connect with my last laptop (an Acer) are out of reach for the ASUS.
Summary: I do not like this computer at all. One is it comes with Windows 8 which I despise - that though is not the computers fault and I could always change it (which I will). The computer however is bulky and while fast to start-up, very slow between applications and I have numerous issues with windows always shutting down (software ok). The touchpad is too sensitive and causes many typing errors (links back up to previous sentences).
Summary: I move from an Asus computer to an Acer, I was happier with the Acer. From the hardware side of this ASUS, the keyboard is chiclet Type, it doesnt feel very nice, the size of the computer is bigger even that both has the same screen size. The machine es slow even that has a lot of memory, but maybe this is Windows 8 related problem (I don't like the intrusive that windows 8 is). The touch screen works fine.