As a Computer Science major I need a good laptop, but I didn't want to pay the ...
Erik Mellum, Amazon
15 February 2015
Summary: As a Computer Science major I need a good laptop, but I didn't want to pay the price for a macbook. I got this sucker for 500 dollars and it has an i7 and 8gb ram. I obviously replaced the hard drive with a ssd and I recently upgraded that ssd to a samsung 850 pro.
Summary: Love this laptop, it's been great. There are only two complaints I have: The CD drive opens as soon as you barely touch it, and the mouse is extremely sensitive, despite me having put it on the lowest sensitivity settings.
Summary: It's not a bad laptop for the money, but it just seems to have way too many issues for what it's worth. I sent in an RDM form to Asus today, so it's hopefully still usable as a work laptop in the future.
Pros: I suppose when it is properly working it gets the job done. It is relatively fast, and works well for word processing and internet use.
Cons: I have had major issues with powering on this computer. If it is left powered off for more than an hour or so, 95% of the time it won't turn on and I have to remove the battery and let it sit for a few minutes in order to get the computer working again. I'm an avid gamer, and I play games such as...
Summary: Only 2 complaints... 1. I feel a little friction when sliding around the touchpad, it wish it was a little smoother 2. There's a little crack on the bottom, I think where the ram and harddrive is, But just a little cosmetic damage won't do much harm especially at the price ($485) Overall a great...
Summary: I am a student – studying mechanical engineering – who just finished my freshman year of college. Being a college student in the field of engineering, I was going to need a laptop that was dependable and user-friendly while still being reasonably priced.
Cons: At only nine months old, and without ever having a lapse in anti-virus, the computer had slowed down to the point where loading Windows took a minimum of 8 minutes and using the computer was impossible. When I tried to run the recovery partition that came with the computer, it did not work. I wil...
Summary: ASUS is such a scam! I bought this model last year in October. Worked well for a while but then started turning itself off randomly (just a hard shut down). I sent it to the ASUS "techs" to see what they could fix. The first time, they replaced some sort of "power module" and then sent it back.
Summary: I've owned this laptop for less than a year and it was sent into the shop 4 times. By the 4th time, they sent me a new laptop, which had the same problems. My friend owned the exact same model and also had problems with this laptop.
Not so nice after 1 year and 2 $120 batteries later
Kenneth R. Williams "kw", Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: We liked this notebook until after about 5 months the battery died. Could only buy the battery at ASUS (Amazon does not carry it). It cost $120. Now 7 months later, the battery died again and I just spent another $120. This is getting real expensive really fast.