Summary: I bought this in June of last year. I was pleased with it until I noticed splotches that look like coffee stains under the screen. They show up under light background and are multiplying. Additionally, I am noticing light spots on the screen as well...I am contacting the seller to see about replacing the notebook or getting my money back as the trend is alarming. This is very worrisome and buyer beware of a potentially very poor and defective product.
Summary: Excellent laptop! super light and battery last hours!!!Audio is loud and crisp. i7 speed is not questionable! Could have used more RAM but 4Gb is not bad. Lightening fast boot time (in seconds!!!). Perfect for portability and quality purposes especially if you are considering a Mac Air but prefer Windows OS!
Lightweight beauty, that is tough and good on battery life
20 February 2014
Summary: I have had my Zenbook for 15 mos. When it was only a few months old, it knocked it off a high table onto a concrete patio. After a moment of terror, I found that the only damage was a scratch on the beautiful polished aluminum case and small dent at one corner. I expected a "black screen of death" -- but not a hiccup. The solid state harddrive continued to do its job and the monitor was fine. I use this notebook every day, and not so gently.
Summary: I owned one of these and just after a year the thing crapped out on me!!! Can't get the power to turn on! Useless and a wast of money!! If you research this laptop online you will find there are soooooooo many people this happened to!!! Will never buy from this company ever again!! They took my money and ran and didn't care!!
Asus zenbook is a beautiful useless and faulty product.
22 January 2014
Summary: The asus zenbook is a beautiful product to see.But it is a complete useless product. I own this laptop zenbook van 1100 euro now for the last 1.5 year. I still use my old HP8710W because it is just always broken, and i dont even want to fix it anymore. . After 3 months the entire laptop crashed. Took 6 weeks to repair, and no costs. Then the screen broke, because the cable of my ineaheadset came between the screen and the keyboard,repearcost 330 euro!.
Pros: looks good, fast when it works.
Cons: Breaks down 3 times a year, cost till now 660 euro
Summary: This machine has cost us quite a bit of time in troubleshooting nearly straight out of the box. To be fair, the laptop seemed to work ok in its first few hours. Then the problems started: 1) one of the USB ports stopped working. Apparently one of the Windows updates caused this to happen 2) the trackpad stops working intermittently, and the professional IT folks we've hired to fix it haven't been able to solve this problem.
Garbage thanks to the mousepad and a weird glitch it makes while watching video or playing games
5 January 2014
Summary: This is pure junk. You can't even write a single sentence without the mouse pad moving the cursor everywhere and sending you to different screens. I tried support and changing the sensitivity on the oversized mouse pad but nothing works. It is pure garbage that I'm looking to replace. My last ASUS purchase ever. Don't make the mistake of getting this computer no matter what the price. It is completely worthless.
Summary: I spent almost two hours on the phone with ASUS technical support. The Ineternet Explorer browser would not let me go to any websites or downloand any software from the Internet. I wanted to download Google Chrome but the IE browser would not let me - would block me from doing so. Very frustrating. Tech support didn't know how to fix it and told me I have to send it back. Very disappointing.
Great especially if you want to carry it around. Quick to start up after minor program deletion.
Yuka Yoshida, Amazon
8 December 2013
Summary: After removing unnecessary programs that came with ASUS...I set aside my Macbook Pro and started using this laptop heavily. It is very light, thin and I like the feel when you type. No CD/DVD drive came with it to maintain its thinness, so I had to borrow my friend's external burner to create a backup. The original screen setting was too bright for me that it started to give me a headache, but after adjusting the brightness, it works just as I wish it would.