Summary: So at first I was hesitant to spend the extra money for a Zenbook but....it was worth every penny. This laptop starts up extremely fast, never freezes or crashes, stays cool, and runs all of the programs and games I want with ease. Highly recommend.
Summary: First off, I bought this used through Amazon Warehouse Deals. The laptop arrived in perfect physical condition, but it had a few defects. The graphics card would cause the screen to flash and also give an error message occasionally. The battery also would not charge, but laptop could still be used while plugged in. I ended up sending it in to an Asus Service Center where all the issue were fixed free of charge.
Summary: I bought this for my wife who has very little time for messing around with computers. This laptop powers up and is ready to go in 4 seconds. (from shutdown to ready to log-in). The screen is amazing. It is also very quiet and does not get very hot. It is super light and battery life is great. I do not know what the other reviews are talking about. All around, this computer is top notch. It is expensive. But in this case you get what you pay for.
Best software development and photographic editing mobile machine I have ever had.
Vassil Keremidchiev, Amazon
26 March 2014
Summary: This is very cool machine! It has brilliant high DPI non-touch display (2880x1620). It has backlit keyboard. Flash drive is in RAID0 and delivers up to 1000Mb/sec transfers! It has NO internal Intel HD 4000 video card, but only his nVidia Geforce GT 650 which has 2Gb + 2Gb shared video memory. Notebook has good thermal conductivity and it is very confortable even on high GPU demand. Internal sound is excellent! Best notebook sound I have ever heard.
Summary: I am a current college student majoring in Computer Science and this laptop is absolutely perfect! I got this laptop in late August so I have using it for a few months now. I think some people have complained about the fan noise.... Well while sitting in my really quiet lecture classes, the sound is barely noticeable. It is not so loud that it causes a distraction. So the fan noise really is NOT an issue and the laptop is also pretty fast as well!
Summary: Asus has done it again. the resolution on this machine is phenomenal. it's so fast, and the two SSD's and 8GB of RAM (plus the independent, not shared video memory) make it great for work. I'm a computer programmer, so I need a lot of speed and need more screen visible at once.
Summary: I've had nothing but great experiences with Asus laptops in the past, so when it came time to buy a new one, picking this guy was a no-brainer. Ordered it off of a customization site with 12 GB RAM, and there's no denying it: this laptop is a superpowered beast that puts a lot of desktops to shame.
Summary: An excellent, powerful laptop, with a beautiful screen: exactly what I wanted. Though I suppose a touchscreen would be nice to make the most of Windows 8, whose Metro interface is gimmicky and much less useful without one.