Summary: In summation, this laptop is fulfilling all of my needs and desires in a very portable and powerful laptop at the moment! ASUS builds a top notch product and this is no exception. It is very thin and light weight, but does not seem too flimsy. It has all the ports you would need and expect to get plus a few! Still supporting VGA, Integrated Card Reader, etc. Pros: Extremely Thin and Light, while not sacrificing Capability, Battery Life or Strength of the case.
Summary: We bought the earlier model of this same notebook, but let me warn you about the Asus Product Recovery Disk for Windows, Drivers and Utilities. There isn't one included with your notebook. So you think, no big deal, Windows will make you one. When we got the notebook, the first thing we did was to spend a long time making the back up DVDs for product recovery. By the way, this is stupid -- it would be a LOT more efficient if they would just include one.
Summary: I bought this computer for college; I wanted something thing, light and fast. This computer is all of those. Runs a lot faster than I had anticipated.The only problems I've had so far, and I've had it for about 6 months now, all the annoying ASUS software really gets old, the stupid partition, and for some reason the middle of the keyboard has sunk in a bit. The keyboard issue isn't all that bad, just a little annoying.
Summary: I bought this computer in June and waited few months to get to know it better. I used it for web, documents, and programming. So here is the summary. Computer is very well built and very study. It could be little lighter for the size of it. But I think the material they used make it little heavier that it should be, which also adds strength to it too. Keyboard functions well. Touch pad works well minus couple of design lapses.
All-day mobile productivity done thin and light - who needs a MacBook Air?
17 September 2011
Summary: If you need exceptional battery life, performance, and lightweight hardware - this is perfect. For work, I'm on a plane at least once every 2-3 weeks and when I'm on-site I'm basically visiting different locations, interviewing people, and doing anything but sitting at a desk for more than 15min. PROS: -Battery life - this will last me all-day on-the-run. Honestly, it's amazing giving the computing power it has.
Summary: I am a student who mostly uses this for web browsing, photoshop and word. I wanted something portable, but with good specs. For such use the performance is good, screen is crisp, and keyboard and trackpad are perfectly usable. It's well designed, but not flashy. Build quality seems good and sturdy, though it's a little heavier than I expected. The laptop is quiet and doesn't seem to get hot, but I haven't gamed or watched movies to find out if this is absolutely true.
Summary: I own what I consider to be the predecessor to this laptop, the UL30Vt-A1, which has been a great laptop. I backpacked the globe for a year without any issues. Cannot say the same about this unit. Had problems from day one, all involving the installation of standard software like Skype and Chrome. I would install these apps and then every time I tried to launch them, they either wouldn't work or run through another install process.