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Pros: Great little laptop for the price. A good introduction to Linux and Ubuntu, and light weight.
Cons: Firstly the mouse. It is super touchy and the right click function is nigh impossible given that. But I can handle that, and even bought a mouse to go along with it.
The Wireless card on the other hand... now that's another story.
The Broadcom 4313 has absolutely TERRIBLE performance with Ubuntu software Just google BCM4313
. In 12.04, default Ubuntu package (think Windows 7 instead of 8) the Wireless card was able to pick up my home network no problem, but as soon as I traveled I lost connectivity to any other network. First the networks wouldn't show up, then the card wouldn't connect. I did online trouble shooting, Ubuntu software fixes. Tried a variety of different drivers. The thing just didn't work anymore.
I repeat, and summarize; NO WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY AFTER 24 HOURS
Other Thoughts: Its a perfect little laptop but I think its a bit disingenuous on Asus' part to package a wireless card with KNOWN issues with Ubuntu. RMA'd
Asus, I love your stuff. I bought a x401a instead and am looking forward to getting it in the mail. But seriously, come on.