Be warned due to it touch pad issues this doesn't work on Ubuntu, even external mouse is extremely buggy and unusable.
I ordered this laptop on the 9th of May and received it on the 14th (yesterday). I researched a lot before settling on this laptop as it gave the best specifications in this price range. Coming back to the laptop itself, its quite good. The performance is satisfactory (though nothing stellar). I have yet to push the laptop to it's limits by gaming and putting it under heavy load, but I have a feeling that it will handle it just fine.nnThere were a few niggles with this order that I would like to specifically mention. Nothing of a deal breaker but just minor annoyances:nn1) The seller is listed as "Scion" on the website but is actually "Icons".n2) The packaging was sufficient but was not great. I wish it had been padded better.n3) The laptop box itself was opened i.e. the seal was broken and the battery had already been inserted into the laptop. Though nothing seemed amiss, I would have preferred if the box was delivered as is rather than being opened even once.n4) The documentation and manuals are beyond useless. Do not expect much help out of them. Was trying to figure out how to boot from USB and get the Quick Boot option but couldn't find them mentioned in the manual. It's "Esc" key if anyone else is wondering.n5) The keys are incredibly stiff and I frequently miss out on random letters. This is incredibly annoying as I need to deliberately type harder to compensate for it.n6) The drivers are a pain to install. The process itself is automated, sure, but the drivers take an eternity to install. And it automatically restarts after installing each driver! Not even a confirmation or a prompt. It just restarts itself. Managed to install around 8 drivers with 14 restarts before I finally gave up.n7) The display seems a bit dull. The colours don't seem very vivid even on the brightest setting. You can tweak the display to your liking with the calibration tool but I prefer to stay with the defaults.nnThis was my first big purchase from Flipkart (> 50k) and I was doubly apprehensive because I did not know what to expect and besides the seller was not WS Retail. But after receiving the order, I can't say I am disappointed. The experience has made me more confident about purchasing such stuff online.nnTo conclude, if you are on a tight budget and are looking for a mid to high end workhorse/gaming PC, this laptop will suit your needs just fine.nn(P.S. - The build quality of this laptop if fantastic and deserves a special mention of it's own. It feels sturdy, solid, durable and light and the finish on the lid is very pleasant to the touch)
This is an excellent laptop in terms of specs, performance and feel. However I purchased this laptop for installing multiple OS. Except windows all other OS have a problem with the mouse (both touchpad and external mouse). This problem is apparently because Asus configures its devices only for windows. So think before you buy. If you are going to use only Windows, this is the laptop for you.
A very nice laptop indeed for the price!nPros:nVery low heatingnGood battery backupnGood build qualitynNicely texturednCons:nPoor viewing anglesnpoor audio qualitynDoesnt work out of the box for linux. nnThe linux part:nThe trackpad in this laptop doesnt work out of the box with any linux distros. You can make it work by editing the boot config by:n*. hit 'e' on grub. n*. go to the line starting with linux and add "psmouse.proto=bare" exactly without the quotesn*. press f10 to boot.n*.Now you will have a working mouse. No gesture or multi touch features.nThis is not a permanent fix. It resets at reboot. search on google on how to set linux kernel boot config for permanent fix.nnAlso, the wireless doest work out of the box. Searched and found drivers for ralink rt3290 and installed it. wifi works good now. The display brightness adjust key combo doesnt work at all. there is no fix for it. you can use the tool in unity to do the same and that works well.nnOver a very good laptop for windows and good for linux only if you know how to fix the issues in linux.
First of all I should say, that I firmly believed in Asus and their quality before going for this laptop, and I didn't even look for any other brand. I wanted to go only with Asus and didn't even look at other brands when I was given the choice. (Had the option of Lenovo Z510).nThis laptop is phenomenal, a great buy for the price. I am an engineering student so bought this for gaming for now and for projects in the future. The initial setup of the laptop disheartened me. You can install only Win 8.1 not even 8. And I have also heard that there are mouse issues on Ubuntu which I planned to install, although not done. Upon installation of the OS the driver installation is a PAIN, if you use the prompt it shows. It keeps restarting for each installation and would take multiple hours. I got pissed in the middle and I began to install the drivers on my own manually with setup inside the disk. This turned out to be incredibly faster compared to the inefficient technique of the prompt. And then you can give a final one time restart common to all drivers. For gaming this laptop is really good, as it's really good, doesn't heat that much. All my other friends who own HP,Lenovo have much more heating that I have, and I have found it is the coolest for the same game we all were playing. Externally, it is very slim (sometimes gets me scared about firmness, but that is only fear). Decent to good looks.I do recommend this laptop, but was really bugged about the OS issue.