In my Opinion One of the Best laptops on the market today.
4 January 2014
Summary: My old Asus Laptop decided to quit after 8 years so I wanted to go with another one. I have been Very Happy with my new Asus Ultrabook so far. it's Light, Boots up quickly, Just hope I get that many years from this one.
Summary: I was previously a diehard Dell owner (something about which I am now ashamed). This product arrived on time and shipped quickly. It was packaged pretty well. The laptop looks expensive, but was probably the least expensive one I've owned...and it works better than my previous $2,300 laptop. It never crashes, never freezes, never erases my files, etc. The hardware works fine. It's very versatile software-wise. I highly recommend it.
Summary: I bought the ASUS U56E-BBL6 for my wife to use during her Masters. I wanted a computer that would take some software/improper filing abuse. She will be attending a couple online courses as well as in person. I wanted to ensure she had no technical difficulties with her online courses. I'm very confident in the performance of this machine as it can handle a number of programs using a great amount of CPU.
Summary: these are not really cons...just things to consider. keyboard is not backlit. Maybe that's good it will use less battery power.
Pros: This is a great laptop. I bought it refurbished and it was in great condition. 6g of ram and a 640g hard drive with a great price. Newegg was great as always. I did not buy a gaming computer. Just a good all purpose computer for work, training and internet and mobile computing....which brings us to the one con.
This laptop is more than I asked for; there isn't one better!!
6 February 2013
Summary: Looking for a new laptop isn't always easy; there are just so many different brands and models to choose from. However, when I came across this guy I was sold. This laptop is solid! Extremely fast boot up time and fast processing abilities. The laptop is really well built, there is no flexing and the aluminum on the top is stylish and doesn't scratch easy. Keys are big and easy to use and the track pad is really sensitive and works great.
Summary: I've been satisfied with this computer. It is aesthetically appealing and functions great. The only thing that bothers me is the scroll area-it's really easy to zoom in and out of pages, and it throws me off sometimes.
Summary: I like this laptop for specs. Ive got it for 480$ and i am absolutely satisfied with purchase. I like the way it looks, i like metal lid and very very comfortable, quiet and soft keyboard. It had some problems after windows updates with FN keys, but you can fix it just with BIOS update. Laptop is very light. It is loud, when it get's to games and heavy stuff, but all other time it is quiet enough.
Summary: I purchased this laptop at BestBuy about 4 months ago. I was replacing a 5 year old Sony Vaio that had it's wireless switch crap out. I still use the Vaio in a docking station hard wired to the network and it works great. The ASUS was $599.00 so it was cheaper than Amazon has it but I would have paid higher for it. The battery life alone sets it apart from any laptop I have ever owned.