Summary: I bought this on June 19th, 2014. On October 9th Asus tech support advised me to perform a total refresh because of a malfunctioning headset. It was a complete disaster after that with the inability to open simple Word and Adobe files. My accounting software for work was completely disabled.
Summary: This is a great balance between and everday computer and a light gaming computer. This computre can ue corel x6, autocad, 3dsmax, lumion, maya, and the vray plugin with out a problem. I would not say it is better than a mac book but for the price it is a decente subsitute.
Summary: very good pc, very powerful and well built, however do not plan to buy it if you want to use the battery it is very short it is about 1.5 hours long with brightness and nice oerformance battery settings