Summary: I do love this laptop. I feel as though I should do a review of the overall experience that I have had with this laptop purchase. I purchased this laptop from the amazon warehouse deals, used- like new. I received the item repackage(not in original box) and was missing a cleaning cloth (the least of my worries). I did purchase the laptop for 1050, and the price was bumped up to 1300 the day after my purchase, so I am not complaining.
Excerpt: Still early in the process of getting used to my new laptop-but the initial fears are gone. Despite some reviews elsewhere to the contrary, the build quality is excellent. The lightweight and durable frame is just what I wanted. It's lightning fast and the setup was easy. The switch from Microsoft 8.0 to 8.1 was a little tedious but smooth. A very solid keyboard and so far relatively easy to navigate. It stays cool and is very quiet.
Excerpt: The A/C connection and charger are fragile, the screws underneath in front of track pad fell out. Considering this ultrabook is about the price of a macbook pro, it's poorly built in comparison. The A/C line connection point is incredibly weak and fragile. I never even travelled with this notebook. Not even 3 months old I had to send it back to asus for its a/c adaptor. About 1 year and 3 days old, it's in the garbage.
Shattered the Gorilla Glass top with a simple fall (desk ...
4 weeks ago
Summary: Shattered the Gorilla Glass top with a simple fall (desk height). Only fix I've found is to replace the entire LCD screen. Will be using a sticker to hide the damage and keep glass shards from falling off.
Summary: There's no such thing as a perfect computer, but this machine is as close as one will get. I am a "power user" and use it heavily every day. I expect a lot and have not been disappointed. Yes, it's ridiculously expensive, but since it is such an important part of my day-to-day life and I expect to use it for years, it's not too difficult to justify.
Summary: A few days after getting the laptop, the screen started to flash. I’m not talking flicker, it was literally flashing like a strobe light which made it pretty much unusable. I called tech support and like other reviewers, I encountered some serious incompetence. After 2 wasted days I just returned the laptop to Amazon. I bought another one and this one has been working well. Other than horrible tech support my only substantial complaint is the track pad.
Summary: Totally love this Buddha machine. Very intuitive and slick design. Super easy to set up. It's like the best combination of Ipad and a traditional laptop. But, for those of you who wants to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and who uses Ms Office, make sure you update to win 8.1 before installing MS office. otherwise, you'd have to reinstall MS office again. Win 8.1 cannot recognize pre-existing MS office.
Summary: The screen is too high res and some existing technologies/software still need to be optimized for such a device. Absolutely gorgeous at every angle and will impress you as soon as you get the box. This device is beautiful on a level that is unlike any other laptop I have ever seen on the market.