Joined on 07/22/04
Great little notebook
Pros: Sturdy build Ultra light Performs well as mobile workstation for VMs Support from linux for easy use (Ubuntu takes some google work, Manjaro worked out of the box) 14 hour battery life in windows, 28 hours in manjaro for light use
Cons: Hardwired memory, no ability to expand/upgrade Asus software is just bloatware, poorly optimized and slow on a super fast system
Overall Review: After 4 months of use it was time for a review. Major positive that it comes with windows 10 pro, have not updated to 11 yet as Microsoft always screws up something (see AMD CPU Scheduler issues on 11 launch). Pretty straight forward to set up for a light workstation, bios easy to configure to run virtualization. I bought this as a laptop to study and learn on while working on cyber security certifications and it has not disappointed yet, 16 total cores means you are very hard pressed to make this thing slow down in any meaningful way. Have set it up to dual boot both Windows and Linux. Even though I couldnt find any distros that officially support the laptop Ubuntu worked out of the box with just a few quirks with all but one being solvable. Arch Linux, specifically manjaro worked out of the box no need to configure anything. And on Linux its blazing fast. Battery life is amazing as well in both win10 and Linux but crazy in manjaro when running in lower power settings (16 hours while at work studying and streaming video on battery power with some juice still left) Only real downside is the memory, its hardwired so you cant upgrade it or expand it.