Excerpt: Faced with 3 aging computers equipped with Windows XP, I wanted to replace them not with 3 separate computers but with a single unit capable of performing all the tasks of each. That meant running both business apps as well as photo imaging apps. Here is where B&H's "compare" feature online became indispensable. In my price range, I got 8GB RAM, an Intel 1.8 GHz i7 processor and a 750GB HD.
Summary: PERFECT LAPTOP!!! VERY FAST WITH NO ISSUES...THERE IS NOT A LAPTOP AS GOOD AS THIS ONE FOR THE PRICE ...RECEIVED FREE UPGRADE FROM MICROSOFT TO 8.1 LATER.....BOOTS UP FAST.....I DO NOT SEE ANY PROBLEMS....WOULD BUY ANOTHER ONE IF NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Missing Screw on the back and fingerprint smudges all over it... Seems like refurbished or used.
Shih Ming Peter Liu, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: I just got the package today and it's missing a screw on the back and there are smudges on it. I have pictures that I can send. Was this a used or a refurbished computer? This is supposed to be new. Can someone from Asus let me know how I can get the screws and let me know if this product was used?
Excerpt: This is notebook is my primary workstation. I use it mostly for regular document processing, web browsing, streaming videos. However, I have also installed an Ubuntu 64-bit VM and plan to possibly install Adobe Creative Suite. This notebook looks slick and works without a hitch. Battery life has been good (~5 hours?). I am very happy with this system so far. The only possible downside, which I was aware of before my purchase, is its weight.
Summary: I'm giving the laptop, notebook, whatever the hell it is, three stars because Win 8 (point 1, but who cares about point 1?) is so awful I'm avoiding using this beautiful little device like the plague. It's sleek, lovely looking, and with Windows 8 variatons, just about unusable. Look, I'm still getting used to Windows 7! I don't know everything I can or should do with that OS after the switch from XP a few years ago! And now this?
Summary: Pros: I like the hardware on this computer it looks awesome. Cons: I have had it less than 24 hours and the computer is unusable because of windows 8 even after the 8.1 update. Constant freezing with no apps running.
Summary: I ordered this laptop 6 months ago, and it is still working fine. This laptop has a lot of features including windows 8 with touch screen(which is growing on me), an optical drive, a decent amount of RAM, and good hard drive space. I did notice there were only three usb ports not 4, but not a make or break deal. The keyboard is not the greatest and the screen doesn't get as bright as you may want, but these issues are all manageable.