Summary: This computer was meant to be light use. Only for mail checking, youtube videos, social networking, and other light applications. No music downloading has kept the computer clean. If you, however, intend this for work use or special program installation (AutoCAD, etc.) you're going to have a bad time. The i3 processor will give you a nice experience with light computer use.
Summary: Have only had it in my hands for about 18 hours but I like it already. Construction feels sturdy, layout is clean and attractive, multi-gesture touchpad works well, keys feel positive when typing, having a number pad is helpful since I'm a bookkeeper,.screen is bright, speakers have good volume. Bought this one because it has Windows 7, not Windows 8. Only wish: more USB ports; it only has two.
A very lovely computer with a very noisy power supply.
3 April 2013
Summary: This laptop has a beautiful screen and is very responsive when running Windows 7. The keyboard functions well as does the trackpad. Unfortunately I had purchased it to drive a ham radio and the power supply it came with (which was not the original) is so noisy (radio frequency noise) as to make that impossible. Any radio receiver nearby is jammed completely. Wrapping the power cord around a massive toroid helps somewhat.
Summary: I actually purchased this to upgrade and found that I could change the following:
Pros: Out of the box this is a good laptop for surfing the web, performing productivity tasks, or watching movies. It won't give you great gaming performance, but if you are like me you have a desktop dedicated to that task.
Cons: 2mb of Ram is soldered to the MB, so there is only one open slot.
Summary: I've had this laptop for a few months and I've been very pleased overall with the quality of the build and the value. The only issue I've had is with the jumpy nature of the trackpad, but there are newer drivers available online that will fix the issue. Both the Synaptics and the Elantech drivers appear to work and playing around with different ones got my issue under control. As for the specs, they are bare-bones, but workmanlike.
Summary: Very pleasantly surprised although I shouldn't be as ASUS always produces great products at a great price. ASUS has been making motherboards and such for almost 30 years. Seems strange as most people have not heard of them except for the last few years,guess it must be a "techy" thing. Picture and sound are excellent, nice to have a USB 3.0, no bloatware and all the bells an whistles of a much more expensive unit.