Summary: I have mainly bought this computer for school, I know it is just a notebook, but it would help to have a CD drive. It does everything I need it too. I bought it from best buy and 8 months after I bought it, the hard drive did crash.
Summary: This computer should not be equipped with windows 8 is just not powerful enough. Good thing is that is very light (no optical drive) The keyboard should have a light for the Num lock, it keeps turning on and of without you even knowing. Downgrade to windows seven or upgrade the hardware (no sure you can).
Summary: As I don't know enough about laptops I'm not the best person to judge. I can say that so far I have had no problems. I had an Asus before this one and I had it for 5 years the only reason I have a new one is because the Old Asus is very slow did not have duel core. It is still going strong and my Husband uses it. As a result of the Old Asus lasting for 5 years and still going strong I bought this Asus Laptop I hope it will last as long.