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Good: looking good thats the only good thing
Bad: be carefull !!!!!!! no spare parts
Comment: dont ever buy ASUS ZEN UX31
this model got no spare parts if you will have problme even simple problem
like keyboard not working (out of warrenty) u cant get it all over the world
this model is not good but somtimes even when u but not perect product
does not mean u canot fix it
keyboard for god.....
what is the problme with Asus
Good: If I have to chose 1 thing it is the lightweight.
Bad: You name it.......the sensitivity of trackpad, the ratty customer service
Comment: Help me is junk spelled with a capital J???
My system is less than 9 months old and the wifi card fails intermittingly and today the screen will not display. i have to return it for repair with an expected 4-6 week turnaroud. They can't be serious in expecting anyone who uses their computers for business as I do to tolerate that excessive turn around time. I do not use this computer for games!!!!
As soon as I get it back I am immediately buying a different computer. Prior to getting seduced by the sleekness of the Ultrabook I used a Dell Inspiron for 7 years trouble free. Probably who I will go back to.
Good: Light weight, fast, stunning screen
Bad: Poor build quality, super sensitive keyboard and touch pad, terrible customer service
Comment: Fell in love with this machine at first sight. Fast, light, beautiful, wonderful graphics. Everything I thought I wanted.
Then the nightmare began. The touch pad is hyper sensitive as is the keyboard. You have to hold your hand above the touch pad or the font jumps around. I lost the charging unit and could not find a replacement for several weeks. Customer service was no help. This was undoubtedly the worst lap top I have ever laid hands on. Finally had to sell it and am now looking for a new one.
Good: Light, aesthetic look
Bad: Keyboard, no mike jack
Comment: The keyboard is the biggest downfall of this computer. If you don't hit the keys exactly in the centre then they don't register. Which is fine if you've a perfect typing style and starting fresh in the morning but I find having to type a lot that by the end of the day as I just can't maintain the correct style the key's aren't registering. Especially problematic are the shift keys as you have to reach with them with your little finger and to get the sweet spot is difficult. Also surprised to see that there isn't a mike jack! Overall, because of the keyboard, very disappointed.
Good: it's very beautiful ! love at the first sight...
Bad: it's GMA,,,but it's OK, not bother me..
Good: Awesome battery, as light as a magazine, rapid startup, stunning looks, great keyboard / trackpad
Bad: Face recognition login,
Comment: I have been a laptop user for over 20 years and this is the one I have been waiting for.
At last a machine which boots-up in less than 40 seconds from cold, or is up and running in 10 seconds from standby.
It is so light in my briefcase I sometimes think I have forgotten to pack it.
After a month of use the battery has proven itself time and again: Yesterday I used it on the train (intermittent use, but without shutting down) for an hour and a half, then in a day of meetings (10:00-5:30) during which it snoozed after 10minnutes of inactivity a couple of times. Then about half an hour's work on the train before I'd had enough and the battery meter still showed 45 minutes of life available.
Processor speed is a great step up from my Dell, and 128Gb of solid state memory is plenty for me.
The 2 & 3 finger track pad gestures take a little getting used to but are brilliant when you do.
Keyboard is very similar to an Apple but the metallic keys are better.
A few slight negatives:
- Face-recognition login is a pain - sometimes it works really fast, but 50% of the time you end up squinting and tilting your head to make it work - Dell finger swipe was better.
- Speakers are supposed to be by B&O but don't expect too much - great for Skyping, but not anywhere near HiFi output.
- SD Card slot is only half deep - so if you want to leave an extra memory card in place it sticks out annoyingly.
- Don't forget to take the Video adapter with you otherwise you can;t plug in- the Ultrabook body is too thin to take a clunky video or network plug.
My first laptop cost £1400, lasted for less than an hour had 40Mb of hard disk and 16Mb RAM.This is £401 cheaper, lasts longer on battery than I do and has 128Gb & 4Gb of memory.All it needs now is to type what I am thinking and it will be perfection.
Good: Looks superb! Great specs! I want a Microsoft challenger to Apple.
Bad: Graphics, understand not to top spec but not an issue for me
Comment: As a consultant I go from institution to institution and most are Microsoft so as much as I want an Apple Laptop my head has to rule my heart. I really think this option is to be preferred. It loosk stunning has good specs and fits my bill exactly.
Good: I love the design of the lid and the large, integrated trackpad and buttons are nice to use.
Bad: It would have been nice to have the option to have a larger SSD.
Comment: The issue of the small SSD isn't catastrophic, as many services now have a cloud based version
Comment: interesting enough
Good: Everything or so it seems
Bad: Just add a touchscreen and Windows8 and I'll be buying, unless Apple does it first ?
Comment: But being realistic, will get a transformer prime this xmas
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