Summary: These kinds of things fluctuate in price. I bought mine for 479.99 on amazon in early December. It came promptly and worked great. The processor was fast enough for daily uses. It it very slim and the metal finish screams quality. I highly recommend this asus laptop.
Asus provides Window 8 TouchScreen on a Budget--Exceeds my Expectations
Craig Anderson, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: An amazing value! I bought refurbished for $389. I added 8GB Crucial DDR3 RAM memory ($71) for total 12 GB RAM. With 500 GB hardrive and 20 GB SSD, this is an amazing value for me. I needed it for new consulting business and am very happy with this machine--I mostly need MS Office apps and browsers for internet access, so the i3 processor is not an issue for me. I have not yet encountered a problem where I wished for a faster processor yet.
Summary: Very happy with the purchase. After struggling with a 14" versus this 15.6" I have to say that I am finally comfortable with the overall size of this laptop. I did add some RAM just for some extra pep but at my usage levels (email, a few software programs and internet browsing) this was more a luxury than a necessity. Overall I am very happy with Asus products in general as my wife has an Asus laptop and All in One desktop that have both performed flawlessly.
Summary: I bought this and am using it in my the first week. so far everything is OK and i got what i expected. The touch screen is good, speed is perfect, it is standard computer for those who need a good computer with a good price
Upgraded to 8GB, added Plugable expander, very happy
Bob Elkind "eteam", Amazon
18 April 2014
Summary: Bought this laptop on special from Newegg for $579. Added a 4GB SODIMM module (roughly $40) to bring the memory up to 8GB total. Upgrade was smooth and problem-free, full 8GB recognised by Windows. Added (this week) a Plugable 3900 USB3-connected expander, and I am running now with two external 1080P monitors. Purchased the Plugable 3900 from Amazon. For road warrior work, this laptop is light, fast, and has good battery life.
Summary: I had ordered a laptop right after Christmas from another company. It was a bundle (bag, mouse, etc). The other company sent everything but the laptop, so I spend about 2 months researching what was available. Amazon has a great selection. This one had more that the one I originally ordered. I really love the touchscreen option, 2 harddrives and awesome speed of the processors. The screen size is so much easier to navigate as a touchscreen because of its' size.
Summary: I was really skeptical when it came to buying a new laptop. I had been without one for almost a year and I didn't want to spend a fortune but I also wanted to invest in something that would be worth my money. So far, this laptop is AMAZING! I ordered it Tuesday morning and it shipped the same day! I was told the delivery date could be 1 - 3 weeks after ordering but I got it 3 days AFTER I ordered it!!
Summary: Great machine. The touchscreen doesn't really get used that much but other people seem to always be impressed by it. It has great resolution and decent sound. It feels very well made and solid but new products always do. I will update this review after I do a RAM upgrade. Cons - A back lit keyboard would have been nice. There is no optical drive, but there not necessary these days.