Summary: At $499 and free shipping, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal on a laptop for everyday use. With 8GB of RAM, a nice I5 processor and decent sized hard drive, this is a great computer for the average user; home use, college students. My only complaint is Windows 8, but that has nothing to do with ASUS. I've always had ASUS computers, they are built to last and are consistently rated high for the longevity of their components.
Summary: This is a lightning fast computer that you can not go wrong with. I have not experienced the same problem as the other reviewer with the space bar issue and I have to say I could not be happier with this product.
Summary: I got this laptop 2 months ago when it was on sale for about 300 dollars. With this price, it's hard to find a better laptop. Other 300 dollars laptops have cheap plastic look and touch, this one has a hi-end laptop's feel and touch. Some reviewers said this laptop keeps frozen on them. I think it might be because of the win8's windows update running on the background.