Summary: Have had mine for one year. Excellent machine, all around. Really nice size, slim, light, great screen. It's not as rigid as I'd like, but in this price category, it is more than acceptable. The finish looks great, but shows fingerprints and could be prone to scratching (but mine has none so far). The keyboard can touch the screen when closed and traveling - a general notebook issue - so I made a protector for it and it solved the problem.
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: Like other users comment before this laptop drops the wifi ocassionally, I don't know if in the future a driver update will fix this but right now the only option is to use a wifi usb adapter (less than 10 dlls). The screen, touchscreen, touchpad, sound and keys works fine, and the laptop is very thin and light.
Summary: I chose this ultrabook because it was the most complete regarding RAM, hard drive storage and size, but I thought that it would be a little lighter because of being an ultrabook. Apart from the weight I really liked this computer.
Summary: For under $600 it seems to be an adequate choice for my general every day use. Mostly used for email, Internet searches, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, photo editing, music, etc. No gaming. Since I haul my laptops around a lot weight was a consideration. This is an OK weight but not as light as some of those that cost several hundred dollars and up more unless you want one of those small notebooks.
Summary: I have had this laptop for almost 6 months now and it has done very well so far. It is very light weigh and I love the touchscreen option. The user interface takes soome time to get use to if you are not currently a windows 8 user. However, there is an option to use the traditional desktop which was really convenient when I first started using it. Fingerprints do show up easily on the laptop but I don't think it's a big deal.
Average Notebook Made Excellent with Inexpensive Upgrades
10 March 2014
Summary: I've had this for a few months. With the price dropping this was an excellent choice for a laptop. The 4 GB 1600 MHz RAM is embedded leaving an available slot for expansion. I recommend 8 GB 1600 memory giving the laptop 12 GB. I also replaced the hard drive with a solid state 250 GB. Last, I upgraded the wireless card to an AC-wireless with Bluetooth. With these upgrades this laptop rivals many laptops twice it's price.
Summary: I liked the product. I purchased used, but computer was as described. Booting is super fast, and the processor also handles navigation and domestic usage pretty well. computer is thin and light, which helps carrying it around. Screen resolution is 4k. i don't know how much better that 1080 pixels that is, but i love the clarity. A little disappointed with Battery life. it is described as 5 hrs, however, with full charge, it only gives about 3 1/2 - 4 hrs.