Summary: worst laptop ever!! At first, I loved it due to the sleek design and speed. However, ~4 months after purchase, It spontaneously went into the BIOS menu and wouldnt exit. I tried everything that was suggested online and by experienced technicians. It also corrupted the hard drive (which consists of 2 SSD drives-making it super difficult and expensive for any type of data recovery).
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: http://technologicaltheologian.blogspot.com.ar/2012/10/zenbook-prime-and-unexpected-shutdown.html?
The UX301LA looks great on the outside but I've had nothing but problems with it
William R. Healey, Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: Terrible laptop. On the outside it looks great, and the hardware feels extremely solid. I was extremely happy at first but after a few months it's been nothing but problems. * One of the SSDs failed after a 3 months, had to mail it in at my own expense and wait a week for the repair to be completed. * The micro-hdmi port is extremely touchy, leading to static and periodic dropped display connection. * The touchpad drivers lag every few seconds by default.
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.
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: After spending a full day configuring this computer with work applications and accounts, I plugged it into my external monitor and keyboard. Very slick. I was looking forward to taking it on a business trip next week (three different cities in two days) where I would be using the computer to plug into different projectors in board rooms to do presentations. After powering off the computer and disconnecting, I took it home.
I don't think a laptop that was roughly $2200 should have as many issues like this (especially straight out of the box) and not
S. Kim "Lurker", Amazon
17 September 2014
Summary: Came in with display glitches literately the moment I turned it on. After updating all the drivers and OS the issue still occurs. ASUS customer service refuses to answer my email that I sent in almost a week ago. Over all I had a very frustrating time with this product. When the display has pixel lines that slashes across it, it won't accept any of my keystrokes.
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.