Summary: Pros: This ultrabook is hands-down the most powerful on the market. Containing a CPU that doesn't exist in any other computer, it handles anything you can realistically expect an ultrabook to do. Gaming performance is impressive for its size, even at native resolution. Battery life with some tweaking is also impressive, after disabling Bluetooth and the touchscreen you can squeeze 7-9 hours out of this for light tasks such as browsing without flash video.
Hardware and software issues make a gem on paper to a lemon in reality
Iddo Dror, Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: I spent weeks researching a lightweight, high-performance laptop with 512GB SSD. The Asus Zenbook UX301 was (on paper) well ahead of the pack for me, and I was very excited to get it. However, my unit turned out to be a lemon, with both hardware issues (there was a lose screw moving around the unit) and software issues (the computer would restart on its own several times a day (not related to windows update etc.
Really, it doesn't get much better than this. Not as of July 2014, anyway.
Amazon Customer "drchaos", Amazon
25 July 2014
Summary: Bottom line - This Laptop is excellent and, as of today, it doesn't get much better than this. Cons - - Only 1: The touchpad (built-in mouse) is a) centered; b) too large, That combination causes the cursor to jump to a random location, when I unavoidably rest the ball of my hand on the computer when typing. If the pad were off-center and to the left, and it were smaller, that would not be an issue. - OK, maybe another, but much less important to me than the above issue.
Summary: I've had this laptop for about 3 months - I do IT, so nothing is really "hard" except returns, which I haven't had to do (but for which Asus is renowned to be bad at). I class this as one of the best laptops I have had. My other favorite is a Sony Pro at 11" and less than 2 lbs. The Asus has enough keyboard room that my fingers don't feel cramped - the Sony, just a lot of lightweight power when I need nothing weight in my hand for a meeting.
Summary: Well to start off I need to say that it's a windows laptop. That means it comes with all the pros and cons of windows and the unfortunate downsides of having multiple OEMs and one generalized operating system. Appearance and build- The laptop build quality is top notch. Fit and and finish are spectacular; nothing creaks, nothing has gaps, etc.
Summary: If this thing had... Windows 7 instead of Windows 8 An available dock an port for it A volume control you could work with one finger ... it would be fantastic. Very fast, very light, very power efficient.