Good specs, good build quality. Short battery life, lackluster display.
17 July 2014
Summary: Good specs, nice quality overall. Biggest problem I have with it is the battery life (About 3-5 hours depending on usage). Would be wise to have a charger and/or spare battery with it. Performance is good, although the hard drive does slow it down, I would reccomend buying a SSD or 7200 RPM HDD to replace the 5400 RPM HDD that is included.
Summary: boots in 5 seconds after uninstalling all the worthless crap so much memory only complaint is the graphics and color not very well done but this is a bargain. mouse pad will stop working if you do not lock the PC before closing the lid. You'll have to reboot to regain functionality. The mouse will work and you can click but the motions will not.
Summary: I received the computer and started updating it. It is a nice looking computer. Very sleek, runs smooth (as it should since it is brand new), and everything looked good. But when I started typing on it, the space bar was almost unresponsive ( had to hit hard and in the exact middle). It is unusable as it is now. I contacted ASUS and sent it to their service center to be repaired. Hopefully, it is something that they can fix and it isn't part of the design.
Summary: Purchased from Adorama in December 2013. Machine frequently shuts down abruptly. Wireless adapter cannot find router to which I have connected: Directv, Roku, iPhone (2), iPad, Sony Vaio, and Wii. Sent it in for service. Asus wiped the drive and reinstalled OS. I repopulated software and files. Computer (machine) frequently shuts down abruptly and can't find wireless router or stay connected when it does recognize it. Oh, and the adapter is 2.4 Ghz only; no 5 Ghz band.
Summary: Wow, I love this laptop, I even purchased a refurbished one for less which they claimed the box was damaged when arrived, but it is brand new and it works great, touch screen is perfect, bought the 3 yr warranty just in case, worth it....I was afraid of Windows 8, but with the Asus tips and tricks for Windows 8, I am much more comfortable using it, especially with touchscreen.
Summary: This notebook seemed promising. Unfortunately, the very first time I took it out of the box and turned it on the disk drive would pop out by itself, almost everytime I barely moved the computer. The company was very helpful but with the combination of that mishap, the lack of quality of camera, the slight lack of sensitivity on the mousepad and other small things I just decided to go with a different computer.
Summary: We bought a refurbished product for our daughter graduating HS. I was concerned about refurbished but was reassured by the Amazon store name. It went through a lengthy update after adding some software,scary. It has been awesome and quite a good deal. I would buy it again even not refurbished. It is fast and has everything my daughter wanted. we are so happy. Now... If we can be this happy with the college she chooses.
ASUS Vivobook V550CA-DB71T 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (Black)
Cynthia Clayton, Amazon
3 January 2014
Summary: I'm not a techie, but I did my homework before buying this laptop. I was trying to get the best bang for my buck (my budget was around $800) and something that would be reliable and last for at least 3-4 years before I had to upgrade. We bought my daughter an ASUS Transformer tablet last year and we've been really happy with it, so I was leaning toward ASUS. I've had my ASUS Vivobook V550CA-DB71T for about a month now. So far, so good.
Summary: Pros: processor, disk space, touchscreen (sometimes) Cons: space bar is faulty, noticeably less responsive than all other keys. Very annoying. Sonic master is garbage. The two main speakers are on THE BOTTOM of the machine, for whatever reason. They are loud but muffled by the retarded placement choice. The sound bar in front (which is also the battery?) is very weak and easily distorted by the slightest treble. The track pad.