Pros: amazing, runs fast, graphics are great, came with a 1TB hard drive instead of a 750GB hard drive.
Cons: it said it was came with windows 7 but instead it came with windows 8. i try installing windows 7 but it didn't let me do to the security boot that come install with windows 8. but once i figure it out, it work great.
Summary: Never owned anything but a Toshiba laptop until these units. Always had great service with the Toshiba but thought I'd try this laptop based on features.
Pros: backlit keyboard, quiet
Cons: poor resolution, been through three of these laptops in the past 4 weeks, all have the same issue. hit the power button and nothing happens. spoke with Asus customer support, they tell me units are out of warranty. Last Asus product I'll purchase EVER!
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 will now have to replace the hard drive or the entire computer. What a waste of money.
Summary: Buy a wireless mouse and disable the trackpad immediately. You'll love it.
Pros: Extremely well priced. Awesome backlit keyboard.
Cons: Trackpad is HORRIBLE. I always find myself rewriting the first line of an email by accident, or completely switching windows by merely breathing on the trackpad. Adjusting the sensitivity does little to help.
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. Worked the same for a few months longer but then again started doing the "shutdown" thing again. I sent it back a second time. That time, the tech replaced the motherboard..
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. My issues with this laptop: a) poor track pad; it either doesn't respond or starts becoming hypersensitive b) Bose headphones have poor quality---I got a new pair and they still don't work in this laptop c) computer will randomly shut off...
Pros: Laptop runs cool, fast, and looks nice. I looked for nearly a month before settling on a laptop, and this was the one. Pretty lightweight (replacing my old gaming laptop) and runs multiple programs with ease. Great specs for the price, couldn't even tell it was a refurb.
Cons: The touchpad. It is horrible. Other than that, nothing big enough to complain about.
Summary: If you are looking for a regular laptop, just one for being around the house, maybe play some games on it, maybe for e-mail and internet, maybe just to run some programs, whatever it is, if it's for every day use, PICK THIS ONE. You will get the most power for your dollar. For an every day laptop that can run and do just about everything, this is the best choice.
Pros: This was the best thing I have ever purchased. This computer is powerful, wonderful, and very pleasing aesthetically. This was a great buy, I couldn't imagine getting any more bang for your buck otherwise.