78 of 88 people found the following review helpful
The best ultrabook that can be found at this price
, November 25, 2012
First, sorry for the bad English, this is a translation by google. The review was written in Spanish, but Amazon does not want to publish it (what kind of racism is this?), So I have not much encouragement to rewrite everything in English.
I'm pretty happy with this laptop, and is that really a ultrabook, with almost everything you would expect from it.
The design is exquisite, very thin and certainly looks better "live" than in photos. The materials feel tough, but obviously they are cheap, especially the back cover, which is impregnated traces are too easily, so you have to clean it constantly, but ultimately it's a minor detail that is justified by the low price. The weight is right, neither too heavy nor too light, it is very easy to carry.
The screen is nice, but does not have any anti-glare system, and, like the cover, the tracks are always there, but at least not noticeable when lit. The touchscreen works well, has at least 10 points and pressure definitely helps improve Windows 8 experience, no matter if the laptop can not be used without a keyboard, is still very useful.
The keyboard works well, is comfortable and have useful shortcuts.
The touchpad is what I disliked, in the first place, is in my opinion very big, it feels as if you pass up space. But what is really annoying is friction, my fingers suffer every time I use it intensively, it is as if passed through a sandpaper or something. Clarify that this may be a thing of my fingers, and it is a minor problem for those who will not use the touchpad much (having the touchscreen is dispensed much of it), but it is something that bothered me a lot.
As for software, it comes with a lot of applications ASUS, most likely never will use them, but the drawing tool I must say that is quite complete, but drawing with your fingers is not very common.
I use this mainly for ultrabook simple productivity tasks, this section has behaved quite well, moving Photoshop, Flash CS6 and others with decent ease. If I receive more than 3 positive votes will update the review with performance in several games :) (Skyrim, AC ...)
The battery usually last me between 3-5 hours depending on what I do, it's nothing spectacular, but good enough for me, I have always made clear that the screen brightness to maximum and wifi on.
Overall, a great ultrabook, may have some flaws, but when you remember that just invested $ 700 for it, you realize certainly that is the best option with difference in the market at that price, you can not ask for more, and probably do not want to ask more.
Again, sorry for the terrible English.
UPDATE: some testing with games:
-Portal (a bit lag)
Works bad/Not work:
Skyrim (so slow)