Summary: Hard to post a review of less that 4 or 5 stars if you did your research and what is delivered is exactly what is expected. Purchased this as a first computer for a HS student. Machine arrived via Amazon Prime shipping in just over 24 hours in perfect condition. Other than it taking longer than we wanted for updating the OS, it was great out of the box. Price and features were right. Very satisfied with all aspects of the buy.
Summary: This is the first laptop I've had in a while since my kids destroyed the last one. It's a very nice "mid-tier" computer - it falls short of a desktop or high-end laptop in speed, display and audio quality, but it has enough functionality to fit its niche quite well. It is lightweight and surprisingly stylish. The touchscreen is nice - sort of an attempt to cross the machine with a tablet. But the truth is that I end up using the touch pad almost exclusively.
Summary: I like this 14" VivoBook due to the ease of operation. It is understandable that learning a new task such as how to best utilize a touchscreen can be time consuming. However, all the ease of the touch screen becomes elementary when used on a regular basis. I installed Open Office as I did not want to spend another dollar on Microsoft Business. It works excellently with all components of this Asus.