Summary: Solid construction with high quality components make this budget laptop comparable to more expensive machines. My only complaint is all of the all of the ports are on the sides of the computer and not in the back which can make for a cumbersome work space if you are charging, connected to your smartphone, using a second monitor and connected to a printer.
Summary: I like most things about the laptop. The aluminum case seems to stay cool even after long use. The laptop came with Windows 7, which is what I wanted. (Windows 8 needs to be dumped by Microsoft ASAP!) The 3.0 USB port is very fast. It seems like I move files back and forth between the hard drive and a flash drive almost instantly. The screen is very readable. The computer came with enough RAM (4 gb) to suit my needs and a large enough hard drive.
Summary: This baby is running strong! I checked out the specs and knew exactly what I was getting. The i7 handles like a charm, and the USB 3.0 transfers files to thumb drives super fast. I got this strictly for Web Development and it's paying off already!
Summary: After only three months it stopped charging. The problem is not the jack but the charger port in the laptop. It only charges if you hold it in tight. The second you let go, it's back in battery mode losing charge. I've googled this and now seen others with the same complaint. Normally love ASUS quality - the laptop is otherwise great. I wonder how widespread this is.
Summary: I had to return it. It had issues that I could not correct. I have had an Asus laptop for several years which I love, so I'm not knocking the company, and Adorama Camera was prompt on accepting the return and refund. I often purchase from Amazon and have no problem with them. I think I just got a "lemon.
Summary: I chose this manufacturer because of it's reputation.. This laptop because of brown/bronze metal finishes on the cover and area surrounding the keys, size 15.6", read some great reviews of this model. It is fast, stays cool, colling fan is whisper quiet, battery life is fairly good, approx.