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on October 8, 2013
The power of the hardware is amazing. This thing boots so fast. I put the solid state drive from my old laptop into this new beast and it boots so fast it makes my head spin!
I don't like this keyboard. I just didn't realize, based on the pictures, that it was that type of keyboard you find on Macs. The keys are all spaced out. I hate this. they're small squares and i mistype often. Keys just aren't where i expect them to be.
The touchpad is horrible. It's too sensitive. The ASUS driver lets you enable features, but doesn't let you configure the sensitivity. I constantly try two finger scroll and accidentally do the right click menu because they're similar gestures.
I can't use the left or right hardware click on the touchpad. On synaptic touchpads, you can configure the area of the touchpad that will respond to touch. if this were available for this touchpad, i would tell it to NEVER REGISTER TOUCH near the part of the touchpad that contains the left and right click.
I'm happy with the power, but i regret the keyboard and the mouse on this thing. I wish i hadn't bought this, and that's tough to say because i am a pretty happy guy when it comes to ASUS products.