Summary: I was absolutely blown away with the performance of this machine, especially for the price. I bought this laptop refurbished, and it works like brand new. The only "defect" was cosmetic. It was a small scratch on the outer lid, that was so small I attempted to brush it off because I thought it was a hair.
Pros: I am very impressed with this laptop! I wanted something small because I knew I would be bringing it everywhere with me. The small 11.6" size is perfect for my needs! To my surprise, I am able to run my many AutoDesk programs on this machine with ease! The HDMI port makes it extremely easy to hook up to my television when I'm at home and want a larger display.
Cons: The only thing I don't really like about this laptop is the sound. The maximum volume doesn't get loud enough for some settings. With that being said, it is loud enough for most settings.
Summary: This was my first W8 system and it really wasn't as bad as I expected. The trackpad driver as shipped tends to unload itself, but the ASUS driver update for the trackpad seems to (mostly) fix the problem.
Pros: Zippy performance. Nice touch screen and not too encumbered by 3rd party bloatware. Runs 64 bit W8 quite well and does what one would expect for a high mobility system.
Cons: Trackpad takes getting used to. Needed driver update, but still could use some configuration options. Don't expect to run any serious games on this platform.
Summary: Great little ultrabook! This ultrabook contains a i3 Intel processor, it is sleek, portable, stylish has lot of hardrive space (500 GB). Pretty quiet for a non-solid state hard drive. Just one complaint though... the wifi adapter in this ultrabook is a Qualcomm Atheros Netowrk Adapter, which is significiant if you are thinking about purchasing the ultrabook to be able to use Intel WiDi display features (e.g.
Summary: I replaced the HDD with a 500 GB Samsung 840 SSD. Using this for my out of town trips
Pros: Boots up very fast (less than 15 sec), with a SSD of course.
Cons: Touch Pad a little jumpy and erratic. Limited Battery life (3-4 hours), even with a Samsung 840 SSD. CPU cooler fan a little noisy. Even with a SSD, you can hear a humming background from the fan, even when the CPU is not loaded. Without the fan, its battery might last hours longer with a SSD.
Summary: I upgraded to Win 8.1 and my headphone jack immediately stopped working. After lots of trials and tribulations, trips to the computer repair shop etc., I had to spend an hour on the phone with Asus customer service (who were great - thanks Wayne in Caribbean!) I had to roll back the installation all the way to a reinstall of win 8.0. Had to reinstall all my programs etc. Something wrong with the 8.1 upgrade.
Summary: I bought this laptop in October but the "M" key came broken off. It still types after a few tries & I have to be careful not to lose it, which is ridiculous, but the laptop is wonderful otherwise. I just wish I knew how to fix the "M" key so I can type up my school papers properly.