Summary: We bought an Asus laptop 2 or 3 years ago and loved it, so we decided to order a new one for our son as his laptop is starting to have issues. We received this laptop a couple of weeks ago, and 4 or 5 days it stopped working. The hard drive was fried! I gave it a 2 star rating because while it worked, my son loved it. We have requested a return and Amazon was great about our returning the product. It has been shipped back today.
A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com "What should ..., Amazon
1 November 2013
Summary: When I purchased my Asus X550CA, I was experimenting. Could I get a decent laptop without paying a premium price? My needs were simple: I needed a laptop on which I could write. The easy answer is yes. Of course it would support all the related software. What about the rest? The long answer is no. The machine is heavy, prone to freeze and crash, rebooting itself for no known reason. The weight I expected since I bought the laptop in-store.
Summary: I was really excited to get this in the mail. I have had an asus before. but this one is weak.. I believe its the faulty new windows though. it keeps freezing when I go to view pictures off my sd card. windows 8 is crummy.
Summary: Performance is very slow.My older laptop with a much lesser configuration worked better than this laptop Had internet issues.Once the internet was turned off and wouldn't turn on unless I restarted the laptop. Not happy with the mouse.The mouse little jumpy.
Summary: The computer is ok, but the touch pad is a huge problem for me. It is too sensitive or doesn't work right. I also had a windows update problem where it would take forever to restart because of updating. The pc works fine when you plug a mouse in it.
Summary: When I first booted up the laptop it detected loads of updates from Microsoft. I accepted them and tried to install them but I got an error message stating something along the lines of "Failure configuring Windows updates". That was it. I could not get past this screen, couldn't reboot the laptop, couldn't restart, no response from keyboard or mouse so it was completely frustrating.
- The Power key is right next to the escape key so its too easy to shut the computer down rather than pressing Escape
G. Outterside "Its all about the bike", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: According to the Microsoft checker, the machine isn't suitable for Windows 8.1 as it fails the minimum system requirement. What it certainly isn't, is useable out of the box. I have had it days and getting updates to work is problematic. That said as far as the specificed hardware does the only negative points are; - The touchpad which is way too twitchy and not in the centre of the machine. Breathe on it and its a swipe.
Summary: I guess I just had an unlucky experience. First machine had a dodgy screen. Replacement had some marks on the screen. A fully working one I'm sure would've been great. Nice styling. Can't fault the customer services at Amazon.