Date Joined: 03/13/05
Pros: Excellent dell ultrasharp quality. Despite being refurbished, the quality is better than cheap new ones.
Cons: no HDMI input
Pros: 1. My unit had a 1600x900 screen even though this page listed 1366x768. That was awesome.
2. Super thin.
3. Awesome build quality: feels like very well made sturdy laptop. All metal enclosure and keys.
4. Reminds me of the macbook airs that I have owned over the years.
5. Small power adapter that is easy to lug around
6. Price for a refurbished unit is amazing. Though I have seen great deals for even newer Zenbooks. Really good values.
7. SSD is good. Also, has ethernet adapter, nice.
Cons: 1. Default firmware/drivers need to be updated right away to make the touchpad work well.
2. Battery life is not as long as I had expected. I am seeing at 5-6 hours in normal usage at best.
3. My unit was clearly preowned and had fairly minor scratches and bumps. Nothing serious though.
Overall Review: 1. I set it up to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04. Runs fine, no issues.
2. Wish ASUS had added a displayport adapter to support 2560x1440+ resolutions and provided a displayport/hdmi to vga converter instead of mini-VGA port. They could then use the space to have an extra USB port.
Pros: Cheap with DVI/HDMI/VGA connector. Using it on my work machine running latest Ubuntu.Good for a programmers workstation.
Cons: Has a fan. Such low-end cards have no reason to require fans.
Wish it had a DisplayPort connector to hook up to my 30" U3011. No Eyefinity either. But that is asking for too much in such a low-end card.
Pros: Decent super low cost basic motherboard that supports AM3+. Small form factor micro ATX.
Cons: No DVI out, only VGA out. Not a big deal if you were going to use your own graphics card anyway.
No PSU fan monitor header, No extra case fan header. No Gigabit LAN.
Cons: I have set it up in the repeater mode to repeat the signal of my Netgear WNDR3700. It seems to accept all the settings but doesn't actually repeats the signal.
piece of junk.