Summary: Afraid this laptop has not lived up to even what could be described as reasonably lowered expectations. Could have easily put up with the plastic feel and build of the entire laptop but the overall performance has been abysmal and disappointing.
less than a year of light use - screw fell out, pads on bottom fell off, key randomly got weird
B. Jensen "Brian", Amazon
15 March 2014
Summary: i'm not sure if it's windows 8 or asus, but i have also had lots of problems with crashing/freezing/deleting parts of files that i had saved. one file i had been writing in for months daily, and it was turned to nothing but spaces.
Summary: I recently purchased this item, yes it looks pretty and well thought through. But personally I think Windows 8 is a massive mistake. I would describe it as a load of wank. It is incredibly confusing to use and completely counter intuitive. Especially when it comes to downloads.
Summary: I bought this laptop from one sale a day. It looks well built, screen size is enormous. Screen is bright. Charge holds for more than 3 hours while working. But the keyboard has issues. The space bar does not space unless you hit it in the center hard.
Summary: First the Good: * It's light & thin, easy to carry around. * It's got a better than average CPU Chip. Now the Not So Good: * No doors on the bottom to access the RAM or the Hard Drive. You have to unscrew & unclip the entire bottom of the machine to get to the HDD.
Summary: The keyboard is total piece of crap (as you can read in many other reviews). If you are chatting/typing text ... you will be annoyed, but if it's just for watching movies and internet browsing ... it's ideal. The parameters are good for the price. Windows 8 is sooooo confusing, really big mess.