Summary: The unit works, however, after several weeks, the battery would no longer hold a charge. No simple matter is just replacing the battery in this unit, it requires complete dis-assembly to get to the battery. After checking on the Internet I find that this unit is notorious for this problem; that makes it a quality control problem. Best solution offered - use it on-power at all times and make sure that it is plugged into an non-interrupt power source... Very unacceptable.
Summary: This machine is full of useless bloatware that slows it down incredibly, and ASUS does not provide a list of what of these you HAVE to keep in order for the machine to run. I went to return it but missed the return date. Maybe I can spare someone else the nightmare of having to futz with this mess. Tech support was not helpful. This is the last Asus I am going to buy. I cannot imagine how anyone thinks a notebook full of bloatware is a great value at any price.
Love the Ubuntu operating system, but the laptop itself is junk.
D. Suich, Amazon
2 June 2014
Summary: After only a few months of using this computer, it started having problems. The mouse, which is a very annoying design to begin with, is also unreliable. It stopped working completely and I had to re-install the Ubuntu (Linux) operating system. Luckily, Asus made this fairly easy by having the installation files on a hidden section of the drive, making the installation very easy. You just press F8 repeatedly on startup, and then follow the instructions.
Summary: My husband bought this exact computer in January for $320 and loves it for the price. I needed a new cheap computer to drag around with me to work sites and decided to get the same one. This one is constructed out of different materials. The touch pad is very unpleasing to use and system gets hung up even with nothing on it. I'd return it if I hadn't thrown away all the packaging.
Summary: My son has had a number of challenges since I purchased this product 4.5 months ago. the biggest issue is the touch screen it self apparently there is a problem with something called phantom touch where the screen has a mind of its own. As a result he doesn't use the screen to operate the system....
Summary: Great concept but this little guy can't handle the applications it's loaded with. I suppose it's the processor that's the real problem. It simply moves at the speed of a machine from the late '90s, and hangs up frequently. I only had it for a few weeks before returning so I can't talk about all the ins and outs, but I used it long enough to reveal its fundamental weakness. I read some of the other reviews, which lead me to make the purchase.
Summary: The laptop is ok overall if the screen does not have the problem. Light weight, small, battery life is only around 2 hours but more than enough for my needs. Havent test much because of the following issue. I spent several hours to update it to windows 8.1 and setup for my personal use. But after several hours of use I notice the screen self clicking problem at one single spot near the up left corner of the screen.