Summary: I bought this laptop more than a year ago. After only a few months of use, it can't boot and diagnosed to have a broken hard drive. I sent it back for repairment. They replaced the hard drive for free since it is still within warranty.
Shameful is the only word that comes to mind for Asus and this machine: $1800 and less than 2 years of use.
J. Karcher, Amazon
19 September 2015
Summary: I waited for this computer to be released for the better part of 2 years, and I did a lot of justifying to pay a price like that. I am normally very cautious when the Better Business Bureau has given a company a poor rating, but I had read Asus had made improvements so I did further justifying...
Summary: Hard drive failed within two weeks of purchase. Shipped at my own expense ($100) to repair center after obtaining an RMA. Received it back and within a week it failed AGAIN. Obtained shipping label from Asus, sent it back to the same place, now have had it for a week (hasn't failed a third...
Summary: There are very few ultrabooks that cost over $2000 and this one has to be the one that is least worth the money. The product : Looks decent, display is good. However, after the purchase, there were a lot of blue screens - the notebook would go into the BIOS saying HDD not found.
Completely unreliable, BSOD, and Lots of Hard Drive Issues
30 July 2015
Summary: I've had this laptop for just over a year and as much as I wanted to love it, it has given me more issue than any other laptop I've ever owned. I've returned it to Asus every 4 months since owning it, and I am currently in need of returning it a 3rd time due to hard drive issues yet again.
Summary: After much online research I got this machine for my wife in Feb 2014. Fast booting, light weight, decent battery life. A nice machine! Two weeks ago, April 2015, the machine started giving error messages - and then one of the harddrives died - taking everything with it (RAID 0).
... computer for a little under 1 year and I love it. I was formerly using a Macbook Pro ...
4 June 2015
Summary: I've been using this computer for a little under 1 year and I love it. I was formerly using a Macbook Pro for the past 8 years and considered myself a huge Apple fan. I decided to switch back to a PC for business school and am glad I did so.
Summary: Iris 5100 graphics are good, but could be better. 1440p resolution is amazing, but in 200% scaling mode, it only gives you 1280x720 effective resolution, like the retina Macbook Pro 13 (1280x800 effective).
SSDs really do fail. Customer "Service" is a (bad) joke. Stay away.
4 April 2015
Summary: I've use the UX 301 (256gb SSD version) for almost a year now. In the meantime, it has gone once to Asus Warranty "Services" for SSD repair. One of the SSD failed and had to be replaced. It's a good laptop, but I definitely recommend to STAY AWAY.