Summary: I got this laptop at the being of the school year around late August. The specs are decent, nothing blazing but good enough for the basics. Keyboard is PERFECT. Just like every keyboard known to man and that's exactly as it should be no adaption needed. If you have used normal desktops in the past 20 years you'll pick up the Asus and feel at home.
Summary: I was looking for a mobile, portable and affordable 13.3 inch laptop. After an intensive search I decided to order the Asus U31sg-AS52 laptop from Amazon. So far I am working with this equipment for a little bit more than a month. I upgraded the memory to 8 GB without a serious improvement in performance. I also upgraded the operating system to Windows Professional 7 what resolved some of the connectivity issues with projectors and the internet.
Summary: I received my Asus U31SG laptop a little over a week ago and my initial impressions are good. Here is what I have found over the past week of use. Out of the box, this laptop feels light and thin, although not as light and thin as the $1000+ ultrabooks out there. It has a little bit of a plastic-y appearance and fingerprints easily appear on the surfaces. One of the keys on my keyboard immediately came loose but I was able to pop it back in.
Summary: IMPORTANT: One of the spec sheets on the Amazon site says as of 8/16/12 there is a USB 3.0 port on this laptop. This is incorrect. There are only 3 2.0 USB ports. I just received my laptop yesterday so I have not had a chance to really test the unit yet, so my review is at mostly cursory. I put the review out now because of the error in the specifications. But so far everything looks promising. Some quick observations...
Summary: Pros: Lightweight, small and thin, fast processing, great graphics, runs League of Legends very easily, long battery life (8 hours of constant note-taking and internet-browsing), two-way touchpad scrolling, quiet keys, HDMI and microSD inputs (along with 3 USB ports) Cons: No CD-ROM drive, left and right clicking is noisy (can be avoided by tapping the touchpad to click), does NOT come with Microsoft Office Overall, I LOVE this laptop.
Summary: I purchased this computer as a lower cost alternative to an Ultra-Book. It has several advantages over an ultra book as well. First, price, it is at least 40% less than an Ultra book. Second, it has 500GB of storage. "The cloud" is wonderful, but there is still no substitute for actual storage on one's computer.
ASUS U31SG-AS51 - The WiFi Card is Atheros, WiDi is NOT Supported!!!
29 May 2012
Summary: Hello, I agree with the 1st review, the machine is a well worth for it's price. The one that i was getting from Amazon has a WiFi Atheros card, not Intel as mentioned in Amazon, meaning that if I would like to use the PC by using WiDi, I must buy and install the Intel Centrino 6230 card by myself, cost some 25$. Be AWARE! I will update my review in future.