Summary: This gorgeous laptop is really great purchase! It has very attractive look, powerful hardware, light weight and low noise level. I bought it for my wife to replace her ASUS UX31A with 128Gb SSD because she needed more storage space and 3 USB ports. UX302LA was a great replacement! It's only a bit heavier and slower (because of HDD), but not critical at all. Nice pouch, Gigabit NIC and analog display adapter make additional value.
Summary: I bought this laptop off of ebay, a refurbished model. It's what I'm typing this review on, in fact. And I have to say, it is one of the best laptops I've had in a while. The main reason I bought this ultrabook instead of others was the upgradeability. This new soldered RAM thing boggles my mind, but what can you do? Thank goodness this one has a RAM slot! The first thing I did on purchase was to upgrade this model with an 8gb RAM module and a 250GB SSD.
Summary: I like this Zenbook a lot ..everything about it is as expected.. The brightness of the screen changes all the time and I have yet to figure out why or how to correct it,,when it is bright it is great but then it will just get dimmer..I thought it was a battery issue but when I still have 70% left it should not do that.
Summary: Everything I was looking for is there... Size, performance, looks, touch screen...Good for travel... UX301 is a bit lighter... Other than that...Very good ))) Be Blessed...Help others...Enjoy Life..
Overall: Great Machine for A Road Warrior for work or play - or on your desk or lap.
25 February 2014
Summary: This is a great machine for work or play at home or while traveling. ASUS hit the mark by providing a powerful, sturdy, light weight, stylish ultra book at a reasonable price point, missing on only a few minor points. I greatly prefer to purchase big ticket electronics via Amazon, but reluctantly purchased at Best Buy on line at a price significantly less than offered by any Amazon vendor.
Summary: Very few computers are perfect. My Haswell MacBook Air was almost perfect with 10+ hours of battery but then the 1440 screen got kind of old pretty quick. While not a bad display it just was not retina worthy. I tried the 1st Gen Retina 13 but it did not have the battery I needed plus the weight and smaller form factor made it a little weird for extended use.
Summary: Got my Asus at Best Buy 28 of December 2013 as well but reading from the three users' reviews on this unit, I GOT A "LEMON"...nothing but problems from day one. The laptop constantly "runs into a problem and needs to restart". I couldn't work on it for half an hour before each 20 minutes interruption and lost all my changes I had done. I am typing this review as fast as I can before it does it again.
Summary: After exhaustive research, I purchased this for my wifes Christmas present. I considered everything including the Samsung Ativ 9+, Zenbook ux301, Dell XPS 13,12, Acer 392, and Macbook Air. This wins for ability to upgrade to 10GB RAM, 256/512 SSD in its chassis for around $1000 combined. Everything else is much more expensive and limited to soldered built in specs. I liked it so much I purchased one for myself last night! Incredible value for an Ultrabook!
Summary: I also got mine the other day at bestbuy it was priced at $799 and few days later it went back up to $899, so i suppose we got a good bargain, i ended up getting this 13 asus i was debating with many different laptops, was also considering Macbook air and pro, but the features, and the price of this asus made me settle for it.