Summary: I ordered this almost 1 1/2 years ago. When I received it I immediately removed Windows and installed Ubuntu Linux. It has been running without any issues since that time. The touch pad mouse is a little crazy when I am using a Word Processor such as Open Office. It jumps around and highlights and deletes things. Maybe the issue is the program and not the computer. But I have only observed this with Open Office.
Summary: Boots up kind of slow. Had to sit on the line with Microsoft Support to get the 8.1 update... and my laptop didn't come with a product key or licensing information for the software so that's an extra step in the process of getting it up and running. I noticed that when I type on the keyboard, when I hit backspace I'm almost always hitting the Num Lock key. I like that it came with some decent virus protection. Eh, can't say it is a bad computer all in all.
Summary: Like the laptop.....good one ....my only concern was it has speakers at bottom......I read reviews and noticed many of them said that speakers are at bottom, but didn't think they were too bottom .... ;) LOL.....
Summary: Easy set up although updates do take awhile to load when first setting up. Everything seems up to par . Impressed with how cool it stays when running video/ games and other applications that resulted in my previous PC continuously overheating. This PC is very quiet too. Short one star as keyboard lacks caps/numbers lock light. Letters on keys are difficult to see in low light. A backlight would have made this a 5.
Summary: Great buy as an Amazon used Item....It looks and works like brand new....Very fast and enjoy the larger screen. You will appreciate larger screens as you grow older.....LOL.....Also the only negative thing is that I had to change it from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Windows 8 was driving me ape trying to figure out the basic keys of navigation.
Summary: Been using this PC laptop for about 5 days now. I ordered this model with windows 7 as I personally can't stand windows 8. The only thing I would like to see added to this unit would be a back-lit keyboard as well as "on" lights for both the Caps Lock and Number Lock keys so users could better determine when those functions are activated.
Summary: when i was choosing computers - its internal hardware was the most important aspect. RAM, CPU, that stuff. And for this computer, that's all been working perfectly. What i overlooked hwoever is the design and material used on the keyboard and overall frame of the laptop. This stuff is CHEAP PLASTIC. The enter button sticks if I press down on its middle, so i've grown accustomed to just pressing it right at its bottom tip.
Summary: I love this computer. It is good enough for my business as a photographer and thus need to do editing. I have no trouble running different editing software. It is also good enough to play online games. The only negative is that it is shy on ports and a space for a compact card which is larger than an SD card. ASUS is by far my favorite brand, I also have a PC in this brand and it is awesome as well. I highly recommend this item for you and everyone you know.