Summary: I absolutely love the look and feel of this lap top. I am returning it for 2 reasons. The wireless connection is from an Intel card (Centrino Advanced N-6235). The initial connection seemed to work fine, but after a few hours the connection would periodically drop. Subsequent connection would become difficult and other than a full shutdown and reboot nothing would reliable make the wifi connection.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about a month now. I have been working on my dissertation for a while and needed something light and portable. I think this laptop greatly fulfills my needs as far as portability. I really enjoy the fact that it turns on quickly and processes run quicker. If anything, I'm highly disappointed by the webcam quality. I Skype a lot with friends and family and find that the webcam is not light sensitive.
Would be perfect - do other people have a defect backlight?
Bodo M, Amazon
15 April 2014
Summary: (UPDATE - scroll down) I selected this Ultrabook because of the following reasons: - small (under 3 lbs), 13" or 14" - screen resolution of 1600 pixels or above - non-glare screen (most important point) - SSD 128 GB - Win7 (but would accept win8 now also..) Price was 859$ After 2 days I realized the background light is defect. Please test if this is also defect at your Asus notebook.
Summary: I had a very good experience with an ASUS so I decided to give it a try to this zenbook. It has two relevant problems: 1) Sound is not very good. And surfing the web and listening to streaming at the same time is not possible. Sound distorts significantly as web pages download. 2) Trackpad has an awful feel. I have to use it with a mouse because of its low quality (I tried my daughter's MacAir trackpad and it is so much better.
Summary: A laptop very fast, powerful, quiet and lightweight. Robustness and design fabulous, perhaps the only drawback touchpad too great and is easy to touch it accidentally when you write. The keyboard is fantastic, backlit and comfortable to the touch. The video is really nice and defined, small, but of course it is a price to pay if you want portability.
Summary: I am a tween boy who saved up for this laptop for multiple years, and got it on sale for $900. I bought it for school, typing, blogging, photoshop, media comsumtion, and light gaming. I first got the laptop... and i had a defective model that didn't work correctly. I sent it back and waited a week for a replacement. It was a hassle but at first i was just happy to have my first laptop. I opened the packaging, and the computer had a dead pixel on the screen.
This is as close as it gets to the Macbook Air...you get that design goodness with the functionality of Windows 8!
Manish Bhatia, Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: I had already written an extensive review of the newer generation Zenbook Infinity with the new fangled gorilla glass topping which while I was OK with it I preferred the all aluminium finish to this one, the UX31-A TOUCH. The gorilla glass was too slippers and finger print magnet for my liking and it felt heavier than this one and thicker. This one is SLEEK especially knowing it is a FULL HD 1920x1080 TOUCH SCREEN!
Summary: I have the i5 version of this laptop. I would guess the i7 would have slightly less battery life, so keep that in mind during this review. Screen: It's beautiful. If you haven't had a laptop with an IPS screen before, you'll be astounded by the clarity of an IPS screen. The downside is that it's highly reflective, so when you're watching a movie you'll need all ambient light turned down.