Pros: Form, peripherals, and display are fantastic.
Cons: 8 hour battery? Turn off the radio, dim the screen to the lowest setting and hope for 5 hours if you're lucky. One of the 2 SSDs failed shy of 2 years. The warranty is only 1 year, but since when did it become OK to expect your data to not last two years?!
Summary: This computer has failed (read: died) TWICE and been sent in for repair. It has now died a THIRD time. I use it lightly, only on vacation, and keep it its case, in good condition, etc. It's arguably almost 'brand new.' In addition, it's a very slow computer for a $2000+ machine.
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...
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.
Summary: I bought this product based on its reviews. It's a nice laptop... when it works. I'm not sure if it's due to build quality or due to the incompetence of ASUS' customer service, but I ended up sending it back 3 times in less than a year for the same issue.
Summary: I bought an Asus UX301LA six months ago. Recently it began to blue-screen one or twice an hour with a KERNAL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR. I believe the issue is related to power distribution and similar to what's documented here:...