Pros Price, Battery Life, the Side Number Pad, the Hard Drive
Cons Num Lock being so close to the backspace button, other than that nothing.
Summary I bought this laptop based on a recommendation of sales rep at Best Buy for what I was going to use it for. I have had this laptop for over a month and it has passed all my expectations for what I expected to get from this laptop at this price.Now having used this laptop for a longer amount of time I can say with a sure thing that this Asus laptop was well worth the money that I spent on it. From my experiences with the other laptops that I have used I prefer this one because it has the full keyboard on it and will run games with good graphics.
Updated on Nov 14, 2009
Pros Price, and performance.
Been using a netbook for 1 yr and this really blows it away.
Read CNET reviews and saw it was rated #1. That was enough for me.
Cons Fingerprint magnet.
Best Buy tried to sell me all the bells and whistles and were actually rude when I refused all of it.
Summary Well built. Seems to be more sturdy and put togeter better than the other laptops in this price range.
Runs cooler than any other laptops I have had or used.
Pros Great price for what is included, runs super cool, nice looking machine.
Cons Fingerprint magnet! Not much you can do about it unless you get a skin for it or constantly wipe it down.
Summary I did a lot of research for a budget laptop. I read so many reviews and checked so many prices that my head started spinning. Anyway, this laptop just had the most bang for the buck($479 @ BestBuy). Asus has been around for awhile and makes most of the motherboards for the higher end machines, like Alienware. So make no mistake you are getting a quality product. The best thing about this machine is that it runs so cool, it does not get as hot like some of the other machines I checked out. I was just looking for a laptop to surf,email and homework (not much of a gamer). This thing is perfect. You will not be disappointed if you decide to purchase.
Pros Big screen good for watching movies. Fast download speed. Face recognition compatible camera. Easy to upgrade for a guy with not allot of experience on working with computers. Have not had any hardware failure due to computer not working correctly.
Cons One time my son spilled a little amount of bubbles on the keyboard and it frayed it. Had to bye a new one. Parts are expensive. Not allot of support online for working on had to figure it out on my own.
Summary For what i can tell you with my experience this computer is not a piece of junk but better yet a piece of computing art willing to go the extra mile when you need it most.
"awesome laptop"on by bluesmsan62
Pros good price, $426.00, great screen, have had mine going on two years and have not one bit of trouble.
Cons i really don't see any cons, the only con i see is people say what kind of laptop you have? When i tell them an ASUS they say oh you mean acer? lol i say no acer is junk! ASUS is preferred because the mother boards are good.
Summary great laptop, if something ever goes wrong with this one i would definetly get another ASUS, im thinking about replacing my tower DELL pc with another ASUS notebook for the wife to use.