Summary: I made the order on Dec. 21, been waiting expecting delivery by Dec. 27 - Jan. 2 as it shows. I look on UPS ground tracking and it is coming all the way from Massachusetts. And it says that the package will be delivered by Jan. 5.
Summary: 3-MONTH UPDATE . After suffering through the trackpad (Elan Smart Pad) for a few months, I finally searched the control panel to try and deal with its BAD behavior [under control panel, in small icons view, select mouse, and Elan is the option for the smartpad].
Summary: I received the laptop in good shape and everything that was promised from the seller came with it. The problem is with the wireless internet connection. Every time it connects the connection drops automatically after a few minutes.
Summary: Out of nowhere the battery stopped charging. After several troubleshooting endeavors, including checking batteries and adapters, it's now painfully andf tragically obvious that the motherboard is not allowing the battery to be charged. Could buy another motherboard...
Summary: Pros: -reasonably thin and light. Looks cool from the top -reasonable speed for its specs -killer battery life--this is huge! We use it unplugged most of the time--if we charge it every night, we rarely use it enough to need to charge it again during the day.
Summary: I bought this in May 2010, but within about 8-9 months of purchase the hinge that closes the lid became loose. Slowly the screws holding the plastic casing over the LCD popped off and I could not close the hinge, and the plastic pieces encasing the LCD separated exposing the internal wires.
Summary: While I had never purchased an ASUS product before, I decided to give this laptop a chance after comparing it to several other models by more established companies (Toshiba, Sony, HP, etc). When the laptop was on sale, it was a good deal and still is not a bad price currently.
Summary: Pros -Battery life, easily lasts 7 hours. Bring it to school and use it all day, don't even bother bringing the power supply with me. -Weight, very light, lighter than most of my text books -Looks. The brushed steel look on the black cover is very attractive.
Summary: if you are looking for a laptop to put in your backpack every morning so you can: browse the internet, do homework online, write, listen to music, watch youtube etc. and not worry when your batteries will run out THEN THIS THE PRODUCT FOR YOU.
Summary: I consider myself a power user and I am very happy with this product. The battery life is amazing, probably the best I have ever seen in a laptop and it is relatively fast. Pros: -EXCELLENT battery life.