Pros Small, highly mobile, long battery life, and decent graphics and speed good enough for email and surfing. Win 7 starter is more than adequate and had no problem installing old xp programs like Adobe6 and MS streets and trips. Linux dual boot install a b
Cons Could use better Nvidia linux drivers. HDMI not working under Linux because of lack of good driver support under Linux for Nvidia Ion graphics. Wireless switch led also always lit under Linux. These are minor issues to me.
Summary For everyday street price of 299 it's a good deal and very portable and I don't regret the purchase. Extra meg of ram is less than $20 and worth it.
Pros NICE LAPTOP VERY FAST AT $1400.00 (N50VN)
Cons I have a Asus N50VN laptop cost was $1400 sent it in for repair on Nov 4,2010 after 2 months at NSI and not fixed they sent it to ASUS in CA> for repair they had it for another month and now after calling every day they are sending it back .
Summary DON'T BUY ASUS UNLESS YOU CAN FIX IT YOURSELF AND HAVE A WAY TO GET PARTS. IF YOU SEND IN LAPTOP FOR REPAIRS IT MAY BE GONE FOR MONTHS . EVERY TIME YOU CALL IN BE PREPARDED TO TELL YOUR STORY AGAIN AND AND GET MORE PROMISES THAT WILL NOT BE KEPT.. CHECK OTHER REVIEWS AND YOU WILL READ THE HORRROR STORIES OF ASUS.
Pros Nice netbook if it works.
Cons In the event that your computer needs repair through Asus, be ready to be without it for a while. They have currently had my computer for 2 weeks with no word on what is wrong, if it can be repaired, etc. Customer serv. is a waste of time.
Summary If you are one of the lucky ones to get a unit that works and lasts more than a year, great. If not, hopefully you can fix your own laptop or you don't mind a throwaway computer that you replace each year.
Pros Excellent graphics, fast processor for a netbook, and sleek design ( light )
Cons Battery life average, bottom heats up real fast, RAM at a low 1GB DDR3 ( Limited to 2GB max. )
Summary This product is good for a start, but I hope more features and greater RAM capacity can be added to it.