Summary: If it wasn't a gift, I would return it and go get a slim hp computer.
Pros: The big screen is nice, even though i can not see it without glare from anything in my house. the keyboard does have a number pad on the side which can be useful.
Cons: The screen has way too much glare even while visiting a white web page such as this one here. The screen is too dim. The sound is ok, but definitely quieter than my hp laptop. The computer becomes heavy if you plan to carry it on your back. My biggest complaint is how long it takes to boot up. It...
Pros: Slim design, can play most modern games at lower graphics/resolution. Can do most of the things I want to do.
Cons: The screen is very flimsy and eventually the screen didn't work. I had to get it RMA'd to fix it. Now the harddrive is failing and I'm getting harddrive failure on two of the 4 different harddrives. Debating on RMAing again because the process was pretty lengthy. I'm disappointed for the amount I...
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