Summary: Very good for the price! The other reviewers must be crazy. I think this is a perfect college computer or if you need it for light to medium use. I mean, this is no laptop for hardcore use. But, it is very suitable for everything else. Windows 8 can take some time to adjust but it gets really easy. I wish there were better hotkeys, too. Oh, the speakers are nothing special. But, all these drawbacks are to be expected with an inexpensive computer.
Summary: This notebook has exceeded my expectations for the price. I've always bought HP but had a computer friend tell me Asus is top of the line. I agree with him. Excellent notebook at an excellent price.