Summary: I need a laptop for my personal use as I am a student, mainly for web browsing, stocking photos and stuff. One thing I didn't consider when buying was that it doesn't have a cd-writer and one other thing is that the sd card-reader doesn't seem to work but it probably needs a software or smt. Per all it's a cute laptop, very minimal, but I'm very glad I bought it.
Summary: My old computer had a habit of continuously disconnecting from the internet so i decided i wanted a new one but on the cheaper end. This computer fulfills everything i wanted except it has windows 8. Its not so bad since i downloaded a modification that gives me a start button on the desktop screen. the parts i don't like are the track pad short cuts. i've figured out most of them by accident but i can't figure out how to turn them off.
Excellent value if you understand what you're buying
11 June 2013
Summary: I wanted an light, inexpensive computer for air travel vacations, with a larger screen than most ultrabooks. This machine worked OK out of the box, no problems. Pros: Very quiet fan, light weight for its screen size (no DVD drive helps), inexpensive, looks good. Trackpad surface is excellent (many trackpads are too slick or too rough for comfort). Cons: Only 2 USB ports (1 is 3.0), mediocre keyboard. I'm very pleased with this machine so far.
Summary: I began looking for a compromise, and inexpensive, laptop when I realized my Toshiba netbook was just TOO slow and the screen to tiny for my 50+ year old eyes. Barely tolerable when casually browsing or checking email, it struggled through even Plants vs. Zombies. While I have a Gateway gaming laptop, it is 5 years old and weighs like 13 pounds. I wanted something light but still able to do casual gaming.
Summary: I replaced my 5 year old Toshiba laptop with this ASUS and have been very impressed. I was just looking for a basic laptop for web browsing, email, Youtube, etc, and this fit the bill. It's slim and lightweight (at least compared to the other older laptops we have) and runs very cool. With the Intel i3 processor along with 4GB of RAM it's not cutting edge by any means, but as a basic laptop it's more than enough.
Summary: There is nothing wrong with this as a laptop; my teenage son has the white version and loves it. However, I bought this for my 83 year old father and the Windows 8 is pretty tricky for someone who has been used to older versions of Windows (including myself0