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Asus-x501a.33645795
8.4 out of 10

Asus X501A

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Reviews and Problems with Asus X501A

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Overall 2
2.0

Great prospect, horrible execution

ALi, Newegg
29 May 2014
  • Summary: Many negative reviews due to it having WIndows 8, which is ridiculous - the OS is not at all bad or that different than 7. Having read the reviews and seeing that the largest complaint was the operating system, I figured I'd give it a go. Huge regret. I am disappointed in ASUS.
  • Pros: - Instant on works great
  • Cons: - Finicky charging, doesn't recognize charger upon plugin and won't charge. Needs a restart or two with charger plugged in before it takes to charge
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken out of the box and support has been awful

WJ MacGuffin, Amazon
22 March 2014
  • Summary: This is easily the worst computer I've ever bought. I know that sounds like hyperbole, but here's why: - The mouse cursor randomly resets itself every 1-5 minutes. If I'm typing, suddenly the cursor will move and I'll be typing on another part of the page. Think of how annoying that is every 1-5 minutes. (And I know how to type and not rest my palm on the touchpad.) - It freezes if you try to move between windows by clicking on the bottom bar.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken out of the box and support is awful

William O'Dea, Newegg
22 March 2014
  • Summary: As you can see, it's not just a problem with a space bar. What's worse? ASUS technical support has been horrible. I spoke with them three times.
  • Pros: It was cheap and light.
  • Cons: - The mouse cursor randomly resets itself every 1-5 minutes. If I'm typing, suddenly the cursor will move and I'll be typing on another part of the page. Think of how annoying that is every 1-5 minutes. (And I know how to type and not rest my palm on the touchpad.)
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible laptop

Matt, Amazon
14 March 2014
  • Summary: DO NOT GET THIS LAPTOP. This is by far the worst of any electronic item that I have ever used or owned. The spacebar barely works. Even if I hit it really hard, it only registers about 1/2 of the time. Other than that, the build is obviously cheap and poor quality, not to mention that it runs windows 8, which is a whole other issue. I wouldn't pay $20 for this laptop if it were offered for sale at that price. Save yourself the trouble and buy anything else.
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Overall 2
2.0

I could not be more disapointed

Mat Rampson, Amazon
18 January 2014
  • Summary: I do not usually leave reviews for anything but this computer is garbage. I had mostly heard good things about ASUS so when i was looking for a cheap laptop for school I didn't feel as scared spending so little on this laptop. My girlfriend helped pay for this as part of my birthday less then a year ago. A few months ago it began experiencing significant problems.
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Overall 2
2.0

only warranty 90 day i use 140day broken

N/A, Newegg
6 January 2014
  • Pros: never buy from newegg again
  • Cons: when my computer starts up it says "Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
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Overall 2
2.0

Bought Two of these

Andrew, Newegg
4 December 2013
  • Pros: I bought two of the for $250 each. They seem relatively well built, and are perfectly fine for office/school work and web browsing.
  • Cons: Both of these units are suffering from the same issue. When plugged into the wall to charge, the mouse pad is barely-functional. It's jittery and sporadic. When not plugged in it worked fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lost Package

N/A, Newegg
3 December 2013
  • Pros: None - Newegg is unresponsive. I've been trying to track my package but Newegg and Laserhip does not response. Either Newegg or LaserShip has contacted me regarding my laptop. My $250 has been wasted. I don't know what else to do.
  • Cons: Newegg Customer Service
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Overall 2
2.0

Look elsewhere for a budget laptop

Michael Mongeau, Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: This is the worst laptop I have ever owned, and I have purchased many over the years. It feels cheap and poorly constructed. The key action is terrible and the space bar does not work half the time unless pressed in very specific spots. Worst of all there are no access bays on the underside to add memory or swap out the hard drive. You have to remove the plastic covering that surrounds the keyboard and the remove some very flimsy ribbon cables to get access.
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Overall 2
2.0

Save yourself the trouble.

Olivia, Amazon
12 November 2013
  • Summary: I'm sure I would've had a better experience if Amazon was part of my buying process for this product, because they'd make up for what ASUS lacks- but I ended up purchasing this from a separate, very highly rated electronics store online, who just told me my issues were ASUS's problem. While some of my anger is for that online store, I'm still so upset with this product and ASUS that I wanted to share my opinion about them on here.
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