* Cosmetically appealing laptop with aluminum top (helps prevents scratches) with a Large Screen & a nice metallic finish around
tyler nunley, Amazon
5 September 2014
Summary: In 2012 I researched all over and found this laptop had the most bang for your buck, but after owning it for a year and a half I regretted my decision. First off lets list the pros and cons that I found with this product. Pros: * Cosmetically appealing laptop with aluminum top (helps prevents scratches) with a Large Screen & a nice metallic finish around the key board and rubber base sole around the touch pad helps to prevent wear, and feels comfortable laying your palms...
Had this piece of junk for a year--nope, will never buy another ASUS
Harris M. "NYC-NY", Amazon
16 February 2013
Summary: Not a techie. Read a lot or reviews from respected websites before I bought. Had HPs that crashed. Wanted something new. After a year: the decals on at least five of the keys have disappeared. The thing is slowing down by the day despite tune-ups, malware scans, voodoo incantations and sacrifice of innumerable small animals to the laptop gods. The screen is decent. The speakers suck.
Summary: I bought this laptop in January of last year. I have had it in for repairs twice before March and now again since the end of December. So far, my RAM went bad, my motherboard went bad, and now my hard drive has failed. I've been more careful with this laptop than any I've ever had with any other computer; I have barely even taken it out of the house because I know how fragile it is.
Summary: I ran into similar problems as another reviewer - my hard drive completely failed 1 1/2 weeks after the warranty ended (I think they design products this way, I swear). I took the hard drive out and attempted to access it via an external enclosure on my desktop, and it won't even recognize it. I ordered and installed a new hard drive thinking I could reinstall Windows and cut my losses. Go back to original package...and no windows disk. But how could that be?
JAMES BRUNO "Master of the Political Thri..., Amazon
29 March 2012
Summary: The U56e is a sleek, aluminum-body unit with an excellent keyboard. Altogether very solid and attractive. Processor is fast enough and memory is more than enough. Battery is phenomenal. But there is a serious flaw with the Elan touchpad: it's very erratic and unstable. It jerks around, frequently opening apps you didn't intend to, or straying around your document.