Summary: Fabulous machine. I bought it for my niece to start college. She needed something light and trustworthy. We looked at many and compared reviews and prices. We decided on the ASUS. We bought it in the US but she studies in Europe and it works perfectly in either country. Amazon did a great job with the delivery. It came early and exactly as described..
Summary: I am very pleased with the purchase. It has performed exactly as advertised. I bought it primarily to write e-mails "on the go" and it does that very well with the 11 inch screen - being much larger than a smart phone. But It's also a lot easier to carry around than a full sized laptop. And because its running Linux (Ubuntu), it's fast, without needing a really heavy duty processor.
Summary: The computer works just fine. It's solid, fast, good battery, attractive and light. I didn't know if I would like Ubuntu but wanted a simpler, faster OS. When I first loaded the OS and began to use it, it seemed slow. Then I let the system update itself online. This turns out to be absolutely essential and should not be postponed. Once all the (200 and something) updates were complete and I rebooted, everything worked as it should.
Summary: If you're any bit into web dev/other programmy/code-y stuff, linux/ubuntu can't be beat by much. I am loving the small form factor of this netbook. I had a 17 inch, 12 lb laptop and I couldn't handle carrying it around everywhere. I could go on and on about this, but this is from someone who is now preferring this little netbook over her custom built gaming PC rig with insane performance. If you're on the go a lot, i.e. business stuff, I really suggest it..
Summary: Full disclosure first. I have bought the laptop for $170 free shipment (open box) from MacMall (do not look now - the deal's long time gone). I have replaced the disk by ADATA SSD SATA III from Amazon (under $50). Now cons (there are not going to be many) * Display is relatively low end. This is not retina, this is not your Samsung Galaxy bright HD display you so love. Not close. Keep in mind that this is $300 PC. * Feels slightly heavy in hands. That's it guys.
Summary: This model supports virtualization - which I use for certain business transactions that run under Win 7. I have always been an Ubuntu fan and everything functions extremely well on this machine. When backing up the drive on this machine, I used GParted and connected to my hard-wired networked server and issued the "dd if=/dev/sda ..." command. For some reason, it would not boot Clonezilla - just a tip.
Summary: This is a great little computer. So far, just as reliable as my 'big' Asus laptop, but super light and nice design. Several people have asked me if it's a Mac Air. Great for travel. Probably a bit too small for every day work.