Pros Incredible processing speeds
Great build quality, awesome sound
1080p display is remarkable and amazing
Processor and memory are great
Cons No dual band wireless capabilities
Summary I bought this laptop on black friday when the price was 899.99. I was planning to buy it earlier that week but waited for a discount. I was happy when I saw the price decrease. The laptop arrived on Monday with the one day shipping selected and arrived in excellent condition. Now on to the review.
When I opened the laptop, I was surprised to see how large the 15.4in display was because I was coming from a Toshiba Satellite E105 with a 14in screen. The 1080p display is remarkable and amazing. I believe this one of the reasons to buy this laptop. After using the computer for a few days, I begun to notice how some icons look distorted on 1080p but its not a problem for me.
The processor and memory on this laptop are great. There has been little lag when streaming online but compared to my old computer it is a large improvement. The lag might be due to adobe flash but multitasking on this laptop is great. No delay at all. The applications open up fast. There is no wait for the computer. Also, I connect my computer with HDMI everyday and the initial process involved changing some NVDIA color setting because coloring on my TV was off.
The 1 Terabyte storage is great although would have really wanted the 7200rpm. I did notice that there are two partitions on the computer, OS (C:) 372GB and Data (D:)498GB. I don't know how I feel about that because I would have wanted everything under one partition but you can always install the OS again.
Windows 8 is another review for itself but as of right now, I am mainly using the desktop mode more than windows 8 tiles. When there are more apps to my liking then maybe I will use the tiles more.
Something I felt really disappointed about this laptop is that it doesn't offer dual band wireless capabilities. My old Toshiba had 5GZ wireless option available but so far my speeds have done well especially since I have Comcast Xfinity high speed internet.
A feature that really surprised me was how the computer is able to resume itself after closing the lid. The instant on feature that ASUS provides is great because I always want my computer to start on instead of turning it off.
Lastly, the computer does have bloatware on it and there are going to be some ASUS apps that you will want to uninstall but who has had bloatware on their devices before.
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If you have any questions about this product then feel free to comment and I will try my best to answer you questions.
Pros Speed , power and ease of use.
Cons Alas, it has only 15.6 inch screen ,but that is very easily overlooked