Excerpt: I bought this as a replacement for my 5 year old Sony Vaio Z Series. Despite the age difference, this really isn't much of an improvement. The CPU is certainly faster making modern web browsing and video playing more snappy, and the higher res screen is nice, but otherwise its mostly on par. Looks nice, but that's not why I bought it. The lack of a DVD drive will take some getting used to, as will using the touchscreen (because then it gets smudged...
Summary: This is the perfect Windows computer. It is drop dead beautiful and super high quality. So much detail and attention has gone into this product. The all glass back (while it does have lots of fingerprints after a bit of use) is a joy to feel. Not only is fast, but the display...oh my the display.
Pros: Fast performance, beautiful design, awesome trackpad, great display.
Cons: None. Only "con" was I did have to do an RMA, but ASUS fixed my issue in 1 day and replaced my notebook. A+!
Pros: This ultrabook is really the FIRST ultrabook that does what a mobile workstation can do. I've had the XH72T version for about 3 months, and it has worked flawlessly... but the "Windows Update ...restart in 2 days" message threw me for a loop... with a simple solution. Hold the power switch down for 15 seconds. That causes a hard reboot that the machine will not do by itself. You'll look at the blue screen rotating spokes all day and nothing will happen... until you ho...
Summary: Just received this computer a few days ago. Delivered right on time. But the other reviewers were correct, check carefully where they put the off key. It's right next to the delete key. I've shut the computer down once so far. You really have to be careful. It's just like one of the other keys on the keyboard. And to page up, page down or home and end you have to press the FN key instead of having their own dedicated keys.
Summary: * go with windows 7 ....windows 8.1 crash every 20 minutes ...... * Forget gaming, get slow and hot quickly * NO way to erase your SSD ...locked and frozen dead ...if you try to put windows 7.
Summary: Asus sold me a lemon. I bought this computer 4 months ago and the HDD has completely died...twice. Each time the laptop will only boot into the "Aptio Setup Utility." All info on the HDD is lost and unrecoverable. Asus required sending the laptop in to replace the SSD. It took them approximately 3 weeks to fix it the first time. The laptop was returned to me in working order, until the exact same issue happened again.
Summary: I needed a powerful ultrabook to use it at home and when I'm traveling. This ultrabook is gorgeous, and it is fast compared to any other ones out there. It uses i7-4558u which can boost to 28W TDP, makes it something between ultra series and mobile series (MQ). It also has riad0 config for its ssd, making it faster. I also tried some games to see how iris 5100 works. I tried diablo 3 on medium setting on 1600x1200, it was playable, but not great.