Summary: This is a great refurbished laptop from a company that i have bought many computers from before and had good luck with. I would recommend this laptop if you want to save money and get a good product from a good company.
Pros: The laptop looks and feels brand new if it was ever used at all.
Best 17" laptop for around $500. Great Screen and keyboard!
Wii Rii-view-er, Amazon
15 July 2014
Summary: Very quick to boot up and shut down or go into Hibernate/Sleep mode. Wakes up from Sleep mode VERY fast. Windows 8 has taken a little getting used to. This is the second ASUS laptop that I have owned. The first is a F3JP that I bought in 2006 and all I've had to replace was the Battery and CPU cooling fan, and it still works perfect.. I am VERY impressed with the build quality and durability of ASUS brand Laptops. I love that this 17" has the tactile number pad on it.
Summary: Asus really dialed this one in. Its quiet, stable and has a great screen. The keyboard and touch mouse is really nice. It also has a built in web cam with a light or flash. It saw my router and printer without any updating. Plug an Play. I would highly recommend if you're home is all wireless.
Summary: Only other problem was Windows update failed and it's stuck reverting back to before the updates. I am going to reload it again to resolve the issue. I don't blame the laptop. I have been a tech for years and have seen updates cause issues on perfectly fine machines.
Pros: CHEAP! Fast.. well built Love it! Installed an SSD and it boots into windows 8 ready to use in 9 seconds.
Cons: Not a Con but keep this in mind! I read some negative reviews on other sites about keyboard issues and mouse issues. When I was doing a fresh load the track pad was horrible and the keyboard failed to register a lot of my key presses because the track pad would move the attention of my key strokes. Installing the Asus Track pad driver fixed ALL of those issues. If you experience keyboard or trackpad issues just uninstall the trackpad driver then install the latest Asu...
Summary: I suspect the reason this package is so affordable is the user must update to Windows 8.1. I doubt you'll be able to find anything, from any manufacturer, with this kind of hardware that has Windows 8.1 factory installed. I'll update if anything goes south on me.
Pros: Fast, full size keyboard, great display and runs great!
Cons: I wish there was a little more room between the USB ports and I wish one was located further to the rear so when using a mouse it's not so close to where your working, I'm afraid I'm going to knock it sideways with my coffee or paperwork. Updating to 8.1 takes a bit since you're suppose to install all the updates (and recommended updates) before moving to 8.1, a bit time consuming. I got this for my wife and she loves it!
Summary: Using this for AutoCAD for school. Maxed out memory with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148733. Super fast now, easy install.
Pros: Fast, love the instant on, big display, keyboard is well thought out.
Cons: mouse/trackpad was jumpy and jittery out of the box. I could barely use the mouse. Uninstalled the Asus trackpad utility. Rebooted. Reinstalled utility. Rebooted. Now it works great. No other complaints so far.