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Pros: -Weight / Size proportions are excellent.
-1920x1080p Matte display on a 13.3" display is much nicer than I anticipated.
-Comfortable key travel for such a small device.
-Trackpad is very precise and responsive.
-Much faster than expected.
-FANLESS: This thing is insanely quiet, VERY nice for focused productivity.
-Runs Linux very well, Ubuntu 16.04 everything works, Fedora 23 just needs an updated Kernel (Same with Arch)
-Battery life is hit or miss for everyone's usage, but I've powerhoused this thing daily and have gotten an average of 8 hours without issue. Linux with the updated Kernel (4.5+) is also giving me great usage, around 7 to 7.5 hours average. I regularly take this to the office and leave the power cord at home without any worry.
Cons: -Keys aren't backlit, which isn't a horrible negative, but would've been nice to have on a few occasions. I type without looking, but initial hand placement sometimes got me off track for a moment late at night without my lights on.
-Trackpad is touchy when the lid is closed. If you use an external display at home or at the office (both for me) then you may need to leave the lid open slightly to prevent your cursor from jittering around on it's own due to the trackpad sensitivity and the screen being too close / touching it when closed.
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this to ANYONE looking for portability, mid-range performance and cost-effective computing. At it's price-point, there's not much out there that can begin to compare. Well worth it's price and is an excellent productivity based ultrabook which is very versatile.
If you connect to a modern display, be sure your MicroHDMI to HDMI cable is HDMI v1.4 compliant. Sony makes an excellent cable I would recommend.
Pros: Lightweight, beautiful screen, quick storage.
Cons: The touch screen on this system does not work after hibernation. I've updated the bios and updated drivers but nothing changed.
Overall Review: If you are ok without having hibernation turned on then this is a cheap lightweight quick laptop.
Pros: - small & light
- looks cool
- not a Mac
- good battery
Cons: - no keyboard backlight
Overall Review: Installed Fedora on it. Works great!
Pros: thin and light. perfect for college
Cons: no back lit keyboard.
Pros: -Small size and weight, this laptop is perfect for students and professionals who have to lug a laptop around everywhere.
-Processor is very capable for everyday tasks and light gaming
-Solid state hard drive causes the computer to boot up very quickly. Same goes for opening programs.
-Screen is very sharp and crisp with very wide viewing angles
-Computer stays cool, even under intense loads
-I have been biking to school with this computer in my shoulder bag and I haven't noticed any scratching or smudges. It is more resiliant than I was expecting.
Cons: Any cons I have are just nit picking, so none of these were bad enough to remove eggs
-The trackpad can be very difficult to double tap. Usually when I have to double-click something, I will actually have to use the left mouse button. This isn't a huge problem as the whole trackpad is clickable, though.
-While its very difficult to double tap, single tapping is too easy. Where your hands would rest on the keyboard, your left hand hangs over the trackpad and can cause some accidental cursor jumps. It would be nice to have a way to turn off the trackpad while typing.
-The finish on the inside of the computer smudges easily.
Overall Review: This computer has been a wonderful purchase. There are some cons, but they are pretty easy to overlook. If you are looking for a fairly good performance computer in a very slim package, I would reccommend this one. While it can handle some popular games from just a year ago, I wouldn't recommend this computer if you're looking to play anything too intense (like current first person shooters or open world type games).
Pros: Sleek, light, nice array of ports. Not much bloatware at all. The keyboard is roomy enough with nice feedback as you type. the screen is gorgeous and bright enough even for some outdoor computing, thanks to the matt finish on the screen. The unit is surprisingly rigid and says Quality!! whether you are handling it or just looking. I should mention that the track pad works as splendidly as it looks. Some complain that the integrated buttons click rather loudly but I don't find it so. The power adapter is more the size of a cell phone unit rather than a laptop power brick. It plugs directly into the wall and has a 7 foot pigtail.
Cons: The wireless is not quite as sensitive as some of my other devices. It also has trouble connecting to my Comcast wireless N network sometimes. It will connect but with no internet access. This may be a McAfee problem. It has no problem with my other wireless B router. Others have complained about the power button placement. I have not hit it by accident yet and I have big fingers. No backlit keyboard :(
Overall Review: Boot times are around 15 seconds, even faster waking up from suspend. A restart takes 55 seconds which seems a little slow. There doesn't seem to be a recovery partition, perhaps Windows 10 has a different strategy. There is a handy on line manual as well as a folder with the machine's driver files. The speakers are on the underside and work nicely when the unit is on a desk, not so great when it sits on a blanket or your bathrobe. Use your bluetooth headphones. I had heard that, being a fanless design it would get warm on your lap. I have not noticed that as a problem at all. Fanless appealed to me as I live in a dusty place and dust has caused other laptops to reduce CPU performance due to clogged heat exchangers.
All in all I would recommend this machine.
Pros: It's beautifully thin, and everything has worked well so far. Moving from a 15" laptop to this, and being a student who writes a lot, I was a bit worried about whether two 8.5x11 word documents could comfortably fit side-by-side. It turns out the the increase in screen resolution between my previous laptop and this one more than makes up for the slight decrease in screen width. I can zoom out on a Word doc more and still read the text, so I don't need as much space to fit two side-by-side.
Cons: No big cons yet. As others have pointed out, there's no backlit keyboard. Also, the wide margin around the screen can be a bit annoying. Furthermore, when I took off some of the stickers that came with it, they left some glue on the plastic. I've yet to get up the guts to use acetone or mineral spiritis on it, since I'm not sure how whether they would damage the screen.
Overall Review: A great product for the businessperson or student looking for a very portable and reasonably powerful laptop.
Pros: Fast, looks good, light weight, very portable
Cons: Shuts off by itself spontaneously from the day that I got it.
After the shut off it does not recover anything.
Delete key is next to the power key. VERY bad location.
Small storage 256GB.
Overall Review: I do not recommend this computer to anyone. I see same complaints from many Asus customers. My next laptop will not be Asus.