Summary: Its processor's fast, it never lags, the SSD makes it boot very quickly, it has a great screen, an amazing touchpad, and looks beautiful. But it's spacebar does have annoying squeak to it and one of my shift keys is somehow lower than all my others. Spec wise, it beat every ultrabook when I got it.
For these reason I would not recommend this product
23 October 2014
Summary: Computer, when running, runs well. It is fast, sleek and very responsive. I had issues right away with the computer shutting itself down, especially when going into sleep, then not turning back on properly.
Great design, questionable hardware, serious support failings
16 September 2014
Summary: I rarely give bad reviews. This is my third Asus ultrabook. I bought it in December 2013 and was pretty excited. There are plenty of other reviews that cover the pros -- the screen is amazing, the battery life is unbeatable, it's lightweight, and very, very fast.
Shattered the Gorilla Glass top with a simple fall (desk ...
26 August 2014
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: I REALLY wanted to like this machine. I'm not a computer novice; I've had various laptops over many years and generally have had good luck with them. I had a terrific ASUS EEE-PC for a few years, so I'm not even against ASUS. I bought this Zenbook about 45 days ago.
Summary: Disappointed for the price. Had a UA-31X prior and this falls way, way short. Keyboard is plastic and flimsy (delete key floats like it didn't fit in its setting), gets extremely hot along the bottom and speakers, and it feels fragile.
The idea is there. Many flaws. Extremely impractical.
18 April 2014
Summary: I ordered this laptop with high hopes. Within two hours of playing around with it, I knew I wanted to return it. Don't get me wrong the display and hardware are beautiful. Here's what happened to me: upon receiving it, I downloaded chrome and chrome was extremely fuzzy.
Summary: First off, it's unclear whether mine was a defective item or the product is defectively designed: the fan ran almost constantly and the laptop remained hot, even after bios updates and driver updates. This was reason enough to send it back: I didn't spring for the i7-4558 to use the CPU gingerly.