Summary: I bought my ASUS X200MA notebook less than a year and a half ago and have been using it nearly every day since then. A month ago I would have probably given it a 4 or 5 star review, because it mostly worked fine; but starting last month, the battery abruptly went bad and got worse until the battery...
Summary: All told, the broken battery meant I spent another two man days, $50, and performing laptop surgery to get this laptop to work as a portable at all. And it still is no fun to type on. I bought mine before the other negative reviews noting bad battery. Apparently this is a common issue.
Pros: Laptop features other than noted below are as advertised. This is slightly higher performing than the AMD CPU in the ASUS 1215B it was to replace.
Cons: Keyboard has issues where keys must be struck much harder than normal to avoid missing keypresses. Especially bad is the space bar, which also must be struck very near the middle, and misses even hard keypresses near the left side. Keyboard is usable overall (no key fails completely), but is nota...
Cons: Tried to update to Windows 10, froze OS, then couldn't do anything but a hard reset, wipe the hard drive and try to reinstall OS. Wouldn't take. Computer is a paperweight now. Don't waste your money on ASUS junk.
Summary: I'm giving this latop a provisional review of one star. It arrived looking good, but on its third boot-up, the screen began showing visual "static" in the form of little, jumping lines. As I worked with programs, the "static" became more pronounced and the screen would occasionally flicker and jump.
Worse, this person had installed strange files and folders ...
F. Howard, Amazon
18 June 2015
Summary: Just bought a new one of these (June 18, 2015). Box was professionally-sealed with ASUS-logo company tape. Instead of the new user startup screen, it launched into an unknown 3rd-party's user name (obe1). No idea who this person is.
Summary: Bad purchase...only wish I had known about the battery or lack thereof first!!!
Pros: Awesome little laptop except NO BATTERY!!!
Cons: There is no BATTERY!!! You cannot charge and then take laptop off plug. Charger must be plugged in at all times!!! I have never heard of such a thing and what good is it if you can't use the batterry power for mobility???? VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!
Cons: The laptop that I had prior to buying Asus X200MA-RCLT07 11.6” Touchscreen Laptop was also an ASUS. The laptop I had beforehand lasted me over 4 years (and still runs great) without any complaints. Thus, when I gave my prior laptop to a family member and was looking to buy a new one, I went with ...