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Pros: Bright clear display. Nice keyboard w/backlight.
Cons: Poor WiFi, missing hard drive screws
Other Thoughts: I've always been a fan of ASUS motherboards for my desktops so I thought this would be a good choice to replace my aging Dell laptop. Sadly, it seems QC at ASUS Laptops leaves a bit to be desired. Out of the box I had problems connecting to WiFi. I opened the cover and the Main antenna terminal on the WiFi card was touching the grounded screw holding the card. Then I noticed there were NO screws holding the hard drive in place. The drive was in the carrier and plugged in, but the SATA connector was the only thing holding the drive. I relocated one of the case screws to give the drive some support and insulated the WiFi antenna terminal. I now have WiFi but the speed is 1/10 what I had with the Dell. And YES I did download all Windows updates(via ethernet) as well as updated drivers from ASUS. I fear that grounded screw weakened the transmitter. And the missing hard drive screws have me wondering what else was missed.
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No Windows 7
Pros: Nice screen, fast processor pretty good fit and finish.
Cons: No Windows 7 drivers. Some of my apps, and I'm sure some of yours, haven't been updated to Windows 8 yet so I tried setting up Windows 7/8.1 dual boot. ASUS has no drivers for Windows 7 and while I got most things working the USB 3.0 controller is a part Windows 7 doesn't recognize and ASUS won't provide a vendor name let alone a part number.
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