Summary: Got the top of the line model with 2 SSDs in December of 2013. In September the first SSD failed and I sent it in for repair/ replacement. A month ago one of the two SSDs failed and yesterday the second one failed. We'll see if they repair it again now that it's out of the 12 month basic warranty.
Summary: Supplied activation code for Windows does not work, so have to purchase a valid activation code. Was unable to contact anyone about issue short of returning item, great product but be prepared for aditional cost.
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: 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.
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:...
Hard Drive Failed After 1 Month, ASUS Customer Service is the Absolute Worst
Paul Heideman "grad student", Amazon
26 November 2014
Summary: One month after dropping $2,000 on a top-of-the-line computer that I hoped would last me at least four years, my UX301LA suddenly stopped recognizing the bootloaders in either the Ubuntu or Windows 8.1 OSes I had installed.
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.
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.