Summary: I purchased this laptop in May of 2013. The track pad didn't work properly from the outset, but I solved that problem by using a wireless mouse. The next issue was the erratic wifi connection. I contacted tech support, and that problem was only partially solved. In November, 2013, when I attempted to start the computer, it completely crashed! The operating system wouldn't load. When I contacted tech support, they had me try two different methods of fixing the computer.
The issue of the keyboard and text that jumps around is so annoying that it's not worth its price!
14 August 2013
Summary: I read the reviews before buying this and kind of blew off the part about the sensitivity of the keyboard and mouse and how text would suddenly be in different spots than I intended because the cursor seems to mysteriously reposition itself. I wish I hadn't! It's such a nuisance! I'm a fast typist who can look elsewhere while typing, but not with this!
Summary: It took some getting accustomed and the mouse/cursor does jump around a lot. The screen recently (after only 2 months) had a green pixel line across it. But Asus did quickly get return set up and was under warranty. Still waiting to get it back (has only been 3 days since I shipped off).
Summary: I got this Asus U47VC in the mail yesterday and tried to install Ubuntu on it. I made my last Asus a dual boot machine, no problem. This time, the computer failed to install Linux, and Windows stopped working, too - even after using the Windows recovery disk. This laptop is unreliable. I'm hoping I can fix it with a few more hours of work. Save yourself the headache and get something else. Anything else...
Summary: I have used a number of laptops of this model. First, got one for myself and then found it so good that I recommended it to my friends and they also got the same model. Pros: Weight: At 4.2 lbs this computer is not the lightest but it is quite portable. With this configuration, if you are expecting some real performance then please don't go for the ultra-portables. They are just joke! This computer is no joke. It's meant for serious computation.
Summary: I recently purchased this as an upgrade to a notebook I received for Christmas in 2010, and it's a very nice upgrade indeed. I've had some time to play with it and set it to my liking, and here are my thoughts: Pros: * Very light and thin, but it still has the RAM and storage space of a traditional full-size laptop * 8GB of RAM, expandable to 16 even though ASUS says the max is 8! * A dedicated graphics card.
Summary: The Asus U47VC is perfectly positioned between the ultrabooks, which are wonderfully light but uncomfortable for real work, and the heavier-weight laptops that have all the features but are too heavy to lug around all day. I am very happy with mine. The only problem was that I found upgrading to Windows 8 involved uninstalling and re-installing numerous drivers.
Summary: Pros: -User replaceable battery! Hard to find in thin notebooks. -Lots of aluminum! Keyboard, palm rests and screen backing are all metal. -Bottom/underside is a thick plastic. Not cheap feeling at all. -Matte screen with a 1366x768 is perfect for 14 inch display. -Chicklet keyboard leaves a bit to be desired, but my desktop has a mechanical so its a bit of an adjustment. Adequate for typing.
Summary: Researched many laptops. ASUS U47VC is the best around. I always have had great luck with my ASUS custom builds and this laptop is better than the 16" one I previously bought and took back. You cannot upgrade memory on many others. With this you can go up to 16GB. Best laptop I have had. Im not nit picky about the sound since I have a sound bar that sits on top and sounds great. Like I said before.