... been opened and taped back up again to look like it wasn't the battery was completely dead but did ...
Francis J. Gayewski, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: I received the laptop as ordered I bought it for my granddaughter shes 17 this is her 3rd laptop it seems to work very well but even thought it was in orginal packaging it had been opened and taped back up again to look like it wasn't the battery was completely dead but did charge up but I must have been setting a very long time for it to completely be dead I work on battery powered equipement I just hope that it works properly for a long time i have bough my other...
Summary: This is NOT worth anything over $600, you can get something better for a cheaper price. The specs sound appealing but you can't do anything about the battery or the memory without having to disassemble the laptop just to get to something as simple as the battery. It has already broken down on me TWICE and I've only had it for 6 months.
SECOND UPDATE TO: I loved it so much, until... and except...
5 November 2014
Summary: SECOND UPDATE: Finally got my ASUS notebook back from its second trip to their repair center - - and they'd just tossed it into a cardboard box, without being properly seated in any kind of support - - so it bounced around loose while being shipped back to me, across the country. Unbelievable. UPDATE: I received the notebook back from being repaired, today - - and it doesn't work. The plug now stays in the jack, but the computer doesn't recognize that it's plugged in.
Summary: the hardware is amazing...very good, however windows 8 still has issues... i have done all the upgrades and updates and finally i have less bugs but still sometimes it will not switch off or would become non responsive. the touch is very good, just like on my asus tablet. oerall, the laptop looks very good, elegant and slim and the battery will go over 4 hours. only thing that is missing is the backlit keyboard.
Summary: I'll be honest this laptop could be a lot better. It's fast, but could be faster for the price. The keyboard isn't backlit but it should be at this price and the screens colors are dull; also the brightness is mediocre at best. I keep trying to turn up the brightness thinking it's down when it is all the way up. Then there is this stupid asus help button next to the backspace button that I constantly hit. It's super aggravating!