Pros: - Light and compact (more compacted but slightly thicker than my ux31a zenbook)
- Fast due to cpu and nvme ssd
- 512GB nvme ssd (Intel ssd 1800 read/1500 write)
- Battery performance is good. i can easily get 6hours of decent web browsing activity on YouTube and other tasks.
- Solid build quality (doesnt feel it will break)
- comes with the USB3.0 GB LAN adapter
- ac wifi.
Cons: - Trackpad is annoying to use!!!! compared to my ux31a and other laptops ive used, this trackpad is a total miss. there are time cursor would just jump in random directions while trying to click on something... so unacceptable. You better use a mouse with this laptop otherwise you will want to return it if this isnt the case.
- coil whine or some electrical noise is coming from the left area of the laptop when doing some cpu intensive tasks... annoying (review on other site about this issue states his stopped doing this after 2months of use... hope that is true)
- no thunderbolt 3 port ..
- Not a touch screen given it is a glossy screen... i would have liked touch screen given this point
- the laptop sleeve case uses velcro instead of a magnet. i prefer the magnet like my ux31a has on its sleeve.
Overall Review: - Not a Matte screen given it isnt even a touch screen....
- the blue color is nice but it is a fingerprint magnet... my ux31a was silver so you could hardly tell any finger prints were on there.
- something is odd with the screen. if you go from a dark screen (youtube in dark mode) and then move to a bright one (open windows explorer for example) the image on the while looks a little blurry or grey like...it eventually gets normal bur during that time you notice the screen brightness step-up every second. strange.
- the power adapter should of had the plug prongs fold into itself... this one just does not have that ability, shame. i have to say though that it is smaller in size than my ux31a, but that one does have the prongs fold in, guess that is the trade off. oh well.
- wish there were more color options, i would have preferred a black option other than the blue.
- when i am connected to 2.4GHz wifi i tend to lose connectivity randomly. i have to disconnect and reconnect to get connectivity back. i could be the only one, but anyway to workaround this issue i just use ac (5GHz) wifi..
N.B. if you need to update the bios, use the USB2.0 port on the right side of laptop, otherwise it will not be detected by Asus ez flash utility in the bios.
Pros: This is an awesome laptop. I knew it was thin and lightweight, but I was still surprised at just how thin it is. The screen is superb, and I like that it is glassy as I am not fond of dull looking matte screens like my old laptop had. The best part is the performance. I was initially concerned about the low power Intel i7 1.8 GHz 4 core 8 thread processor because my 5.5-year-old ASUS laptop had an i7-3632QM 2.2 GHz 4 core 8 thread processor. Because this newer 8th generation i7 CPU can crank out to 4.6 GHz on a single core when you need that extra power, it totally leaves my old laptop’s CPU (which I was pleased with) in the dust! The wireless card is super great as well. It stays connected to my AC1900 802.11ac router at the maximum speed of 866.7 Mbps and never fluctuates. When I run a speed test of my 400 Mbps Internet connection I always get 400 Mbps or more download rate.
Cons: I must say the only thing I was missing from my perfect laptop wish list was that it comes with Windows 10 Home rather than Windows 10 Pro. The laptop was not loaded down with bloatware and did not have a 10 GB or so recovery partition, so I resolved this issue quite quickly. In Windows 10, I went to Settings > Update and Security > Activation and took the “upgrade your edition of Windows” option. I clicked on the “go to the store” link, logged onto the Microsoft Store, put $100 on my credit card, clicked the install button, waited less than 5 minutes for a few files to load, and then rebooted into Windows 10 Pro. I think $100 is a little pricey to likely “unlock” Pro features that already exist on the OS image, but it was extremely quick and cheaper than spending about $140 to purchase Windows 10 Pro OEM software or $200 for the Windows 10 Pro full version.
Overall Review: I would have liked two USB 3.1 type A ports instead of just one, but that is not a show stopper as I can connect a USB 3 hub if I need extra ports. The USB type C port is USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) which is a plus as most of the laptops I have looked at only have a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) type C port. I am not bothered by the slower USB 2.0 port on the right side because I like to use a wireless mouse, so I leave the receiver for that plugged in there. I spent many hours searching for the perfect 14” laptop and this one truly fits the bill for me. I would recommend this laptop to (non-gamer) power users like myself.
Pros: Super super fast. Ridiculously fast. Great sound. Love the shape and feel and look. Keyboard is very clicky and feels great. Did I mention its fast? Loving this computer so far. Would definitely buy again 5/5 Matt Damons.
Cons: Numpad touchpad toggle slightly unresponsive -- who cares! Sound quit working once... glitch in the matrix. Reboot and its fine.
Overall Review: Does seem to get a bit "fingerprinty" but ... honestly it looks great and doesn't bother me.
Pros: - small
- light weight
- I can game with it ... World of Tanks ... 70 FPS on low resolution with 10 ms ping times
- RUGGED!!!! My friend in a wheelchair snagged my power line and jerked the unit off the dining room table and onto the floor ... about 34 inches ... no dings ... no cracked screen ... didn't even re-boot. Now THAT is what MIL-STD-810G gets you I guess ;-)
Cons: - the track pad sucks ... I just gave up and carry a mouse with me in my bag.
- it uses the NVMe disk drive form factor, so not "cut and dried" to install larger disk (if your used to SATA architectures) ... but I'll be installing a 1TB shortly.
Overall Review: - would recommend
Pros: Small, but solid, fast-screemer, nice feel to keyboard I like the number-pad. This was bought for the wife who is a professional accountant. She needed a computer that can backup big files to USB flash drives FAST. I was getting 400+MBs through the USB-C ports using a C-A converter to a Corsair GTX 256GB flash drive. The screen it excellent and bright. I'm also surprised how cool this seems to stay.
Cons: Not a con but this would have been perfect if it could have had a touchscreen. I looked for one but there was nothing with the USB3gen2 ports in the system. I did find a 4K screen version with a touchscreen but she did want a 4K screen and didn't need the MX100 graphics included.
Overall Review: All her co-workers loved it.
I had zero issue transferring and installing all her apps in this computer.
Overall Review: Purchased this laptop in 2019. As of 2021 the motherboard is already shot and the laptop needs to be replaced. For the price, I expected a higher quality product.
The hinge on this laptop was loose after only a few months and wouldn't hold the screen in any position other than fully open. The trackpad is awkward, small and very hard to use.
Pros: -Small form factor
-Small screen bezel
-Light up keyboard
-Battery lasted well so far
Cons: -Internal Wifi/ Bluetooth stopped working
-Screen has a weird flicker fairly often for no reason
-Trackpad with built in touch number pad is very frustrating
-Screen is dark for outdoor use
-Speakers are on the bottom of the computer and become muffled if used on a soft surface
Overall Review: I own many Asus products for my desktop and they have been great. Needed a laptop for work so I purchased this computer about 2 years ago for the form factor and brand name, but haven't had great results. With the wifi card not working I need a USB wifi adapter which uses up one of the two USB-A ports. The other USB-A port is used for my wireless mouse as the trackpad is a pain to use due to the built in number pad. With both USB-A ports used that does leave a USB-C port, but that is not always ideal when trying to charge or plug in other devices... so its always a toss up of using the trackpad or working without internet. I'd recommend looking into other options other than this laptop.
Cons: Problems like unplugging the power supply are very annoying
High noise from the fan, mouse pad sucks
Overall Review: 0