Summary: This is very unreliable notebook. During the first year I sent it for repair 3 times! Display, motherboard, power button were replaced. Finally, after many negotiations with the ASUS rep, it was replaced for a refurbished one.
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.
Summary: I wish I'd knew this before purchasing. I really love this laptop, it is beautiful and it is amazing, except for two important reasons you should know. First, the adapter sparks every time you plug it to the outlet.
Summary: The laptop delivered to me was having many issues namely :- 1. Crashed with blue screen. 2. Internet Drop connection. 3. PC slowness when performing programming task.(As compared to my older PC which has lower configuration).
Summary: Within a half hour from opening the box, malware rendered the computer useless. The manufacturer should have set security settings higher on default. Returned the item. Waste of time. Got an Apple.
Screen cracks and touch screen stops responding a little over a month after purchase!
J. F. Stepnowski "JFS in IL", Amazon
23 March 2014
Summary: Of course, being able to return to Amazon expired a mere week before this happened! Laptop closed - when reopened several cracks in screen ad touch screen not responding. What the ##@)$#?(*&^%!!!!