Summary: After a lot of research this was the only notebook I could find with i-7 processor, 500Gb SSD hard drive and higher than 1920 x 1080 display resolution, plus it looks great too, so I ordered it. I confess I was a little worried because of previous experiences with my two ASUS notebooks, as both of them had problems since I first turned them on the first time.
Summary: was not intel hd 5100 as its describe. if you are going to buy the laptop from i5 processor and wanting a intel hd 5100 graphic card make sure you ask the seller to look through the laptop and not trust the serial box number.
Excerpt: My review will be only about my first impressions, because I haven't used it for working yet.I pretend to install ubuntu OS, and I am still studying about compability with drivers etc, and it seems that others have installed it successfully.The notebook is beautiful, on windows the battery is during 8 hours, it is really thin, and light. It comes with a beautiful case, the charger is small, e and it comes with adapters for VGA and HDMI.The resolution is fantastic!
Pros: Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
ASUS - flashy look, but if it has problems, forget about your warranty or competent tech support
8 October 2014
Summary: Bottom line, I can't recommend anyone buy this product - in fact, I'm recommending against purchase of any ASUS computer. Here's why. I purchased the Zenbook earlier this year, and I was initially very pleased with the features, the weight, and the performance. Then, the problems started and ASUS tech support and warranty repair turned out to be a hollow shell.
Summary: I have had the Zenbook for a little over a month and I have to conclude that this is one of the best laptops that I have ever had.'' The Design: This is top-notch quality by Asus. The laptop is very sleek and beautiful. It is very thin and looks very professional. The Keyboard: It is very responsive, well-spaced and a joy to type with. It is a backlit keyboard as well. The touchpad is also a good size and quite responsive. Performance: This thing is a beast!
Summary: What should I say. I always loved ASUS' products. Very good build quality. The style is so good. I loved the glasses they used on the three surfaces. It is so thin and light. But I hoped it can have more usb ports other than only two. The battery life is not amazing but fairly good. I have never been a Win8.1 fan, but it is not hard to use and feels better than my thought.
It is good enough to have taken over as my main machine
27 September 2014
Summary: My first Ultra Book. It is good enough to have taken over as my main machine. I did buy a Bluetooth 10 key pad to use when there is more than a few numbers to enter. Was questioning only 8 GB of memory and using part of it for graphics, but can't complain. And it IS small, compact and sleek.