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Are ASUS Laptops any good?

I have heard a lot of bad things about the quality of ASUS tech support and overall quality.

The reviews of the notebooks and the reviews on the egg are very good.

They have a lot of very high quality laptops including the A8J and G1 series.

What have your personal experiences been with ASUS laptops?
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  1. well I've never owned one, but ASUS will probably be the maker of my next laptop as I want to buy one of their whitebooks. I checked out the G1 at bestbuy and it seemed like a very solid machine, and most of the notebook forums I've visited like notebookreview have only good things to say about asus, they are usually considered one of the highest build qualities for laptops.
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    well I've never owned one, but ASUS will probably be the maker of my next laptop as I want to buy one of their whitebooks. I checked out the G1 at bestbuy and it seemed like a very solid machine, and most of the notebook forums I've visited like notebookreview have only good things to say about asus, they are usually considered one of the highest build qualities for laptops.


    I know that they manufacture Apple's laptops...... but I have heard a LOT of bad feelings about ASUSs tech support and warranty from the people over at DailyTech. Whenever anything ASUS comes out, they write for pages about how bad ASUS is.

    I just want to know if it is true or not that ASUS has a poor warranty and tech support.
  3. I've had a Asus notebook for a couple years A3J if I remember right (my partner stole it from me :lol: ). It's run flawlessly, so I haven't had to try out the warranty. Places like newegg will let you return it if it shows up doa. But tech support is basically a forum, and answers aren't quick in coming. Essentially, I buy another one, but I also am real comfortable trouble shooting my own rigs.

    Another one to keep in mind is that it seems Asus is trying real hard to break into and maintain a strong presence in the notebook market... so my experiences a year ago may not even be issues anymore (support may be a bit more robust). I trust Asus more than say HP, but less than Dell.

    They are a good value, come in an attractive package (like remotes, decent carry bag, etc.), but aren't the top performers. I do like them though and would still recommend them.
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    I've had a Asus notebook for a couple years A3J if I remember right (my partner stole it from me :lol: ). It's run flawlessly, so I haven't had to try out the warranty. Places like newegg will let you return it if it shows up doa. But tech support is basically a forum, and answers aren't quick in coming. Essentially, I buy another one, but I also am real comfortable trouble shooting my own rigs.

    Another one to keep in mind is that it seems Asus is trying real hard to break into and maintain a strong presence in the notebook market... so my experiences a year ago may not even be issues anymore (support may be a bit more robust). I trust Asus more than say HP, but less than Dell.

    They are a good value, come in an attractive package (like remotes, decent carry bag, etc.), but aren't the top performers. I do like them though and would still recommend them.


    any more like him?
  5. yes, I own an ASUS X83v and as for tech support I have not found them any worse than say microsoft, at least in my experience their tech support has one MAJOR benefit: their reps are trained enough to speak proper and understandable American english, not indian/pakistani english (no racism intended, but for us americans its just a really annoying hassle that we have to make an effort to communicate using our own language!)

    I'm a big time hater of DELL due to at least one very major flaw: their internal design is MESSED UP, they use the stupidest, most populist approaches to internal airflow such as a dedicated air tunnel for CPUs which results in clothe-dryer like clogging in todays dirty atmosphere, and if u r a smoker or live in beijing, u will need very regular cleaning. also the color and quality of their LCD panels and their wal-mart like pricing speaks to their overall component and built quality.

    u see, all of these companies contract other firms usually in china to produce these components for them and then they just assemble them with a couple of parts of their own brands most likely and sell it to us. so it matters

    ASUS notebooks have very solid built and high quality components. also the internal design is quite practical. see, i'm a smoker and i smoke frequently around my notebook, just 9 months into ownership i opened the bottom panels for an internal clean up and i didnt even have to to worry about take anything out, as from the fans i could tell the smokedust issue is not too bad and i'm assuming this is due to their airflow channels/filters because in 9 months i have seen many computers get a lot more dust!

    Since i purchased it back in early 09, their respectfulness @ customer dpt has increased according to my personal experience. i rated them 2/5 the very first time i talked to them, and i didnt talk to them until then ear 1 year anniversary point when thnx to windows vista being just a windows and things getting messed up with one mysteriously failed .net framework 3.5 setup, i had to do a full recovery and needed to ask them a few clarification questions before i popped in the DVD.

    their software is also quite reliable unlike manufacturers like hp who are notorious for buggy and problematic drivers/software for various lines of products including notebooks and printers.

    their recovery disk is essentially a bootable windows vista that does allow a clean install with your own customized partitioning set prior to setup and separately unlike other recovery disks that are very limited in what they allow u to do with, some only restoring to original factory settings or forcing u to use your own licensed products to go for an old school OS assembly!


    They are also priced rather well for the performance, not too cheap and not ridiculously expensive, so far i have had no problems with the performance, except for usual laptop shortcomings such as high temperatures and of course not the same gaming fps as an equal-spec's desktop machine. but still 4 gb of ram and 1 gb of dedicated ddr3 for nvidia 9600m GS is not a bad combination for the $1100 total (incl. tax) i paid at best buy, throw in their 18 month no interest financing too and u got a customer who has long ago seen some amazing ASUS cd burners which are sadly not around anymore. after all asus is not perfect at making everything, but they used to have really really reliable cd burners in the good old days of 90s and early 2000s
  6. Mine is x72d series. I paid 800$ and it is by far the worst machine I've ever had. I've heard nothing but good about ASUS, took trial and error to find out that they build the worst computers on the market. ine shuts off at random without displaying warnings beforehand or telling me afterward what went wrong, the language changes on the keyboard. The lighting changes, the sleep timer turns back on after I turn it off. Has a hard time connecting to the internet sometimes, key-lag, if that makes any sense, sometimes a key will lag out and I have to press it several times before it kicks it, notably the P, hot, constantly, even when it's running nothing, the list goes on and on, these are just a few things off the top of my head. I have a hard time not smashing this thing to pieces with all the trouble it has given me. I have a hard time believing that it's legal to sell something so horribly unfit for use to anyone. ASUS= Colossal piece of ***. I wouldn't recommend buying one in this series or even giving money to the company. It astounds me how some people can get it right the first time, then while trying to improve, *** up every last thing about that gave it value. This is the future of technology. The only good use for this piece of garbage would be to smash the CEO of Asus' goddamn head in until he computes just about as well as his electronic counterpart.
  7. I've owned Samsung, NEC, Toshiba, IBM, Lenovo, DELL and ASUS laptops, and so far the ASUS EeePC netbook I have is absolutely the best in quality and reliability. I've been using it for 4.5 years now, and am often on a road, and it still works flawlessly! IBM Thinkpad used to be remarkably reliable as well, but Lenovo really screwed up with the quality.

    These days, I'd rather own a very reliable, but maybe slightly outdated portable netbook, plus a modern desktop (which I can upgrade and whose defect parts I can replace), rather than experimenting with laptops, which are often designed by most manufacturers to fail after 1-3 years.
  8. Mangleson said:
    Mine is x72d series. I paid 800$ and it is by far the worst machine I've ever had. I've heard nothing but good about ASUS, took trial and error to find out that they build the worst computers on the market. ine shuts off at random without displaying warnings beforehand or telling me afterward what went wrong, the language changes on the keyboard. The lighting changes, the sleep timer turns back on after I turn it off. Has a hard time connecting to the internet sometimes, key-lag, if that makes any sense, sometimes a key will lag out and I have to press it several times before it kicks it, notably the P, hot, constantly, even when it's running nothing, the list goes on and on, these are just a few things off the top of my head. I have a hard time not smashing this thing to pieces with all the trouble it has given me. I have a hard time believing that it's legal to sell something so horribly unfit for use to anyone. ASUS= Colossal piece of ***. I wouldn't recommend buying one in this series or even giving money to the company. It astounds me how some people can get it right the first time, then while trying to improve, *** up every last thing about that gave it value. This is the future of technology. The only good use for this piece of garbage would be to smash the CEO of Asus' goddamn head in until he computes just about as well as his electronic counterpart.


    So wait, I'm confused. . you're saying you do or don't like ASUS??
  9. Oprah Winnifried said:
    Mangleson said:
    Mine is x72d series. I paid 800$ and it is by far the worst machine I've ever had. I've heard nothing but good about ASUS, took trial and error to find out that they build the worst computers on the market. ine shuts off at random without displaying warnings beforehand or telling me afterward what went wrong, the language changes on the keyboard. The lighting changes, the sleep timer turns back on after I turn it off. Has a hard time connecting to the internet sometimes, key-lag, if that makes any sense, sometimes a key will lag out and I have to press it several times before it kicks it, notably the P, hot, constantly, even when it's running nothing, the list goes on and on, these are just a few things off the top of my head. I have a hard time not smashing this thing to pieces with all the trouble it has given me. I have a hard time believing that it's legal to sell something so horribly unfit for use to anyone. ASUS= Colossal piece of ***. I wouldn't recommend buying one in this series or even giving money to the company. It astounds me how some people can get it right the first time, then while trying to improve, *** up every last thing about that gave it value. This is the future of technology. The only good use for this piece of garbage would be to smash the CEO of Asus' goddamn head in until he computes just about as well as his electronic counterpart.


    So wait, I'm confused. . you're saying you do or don't like ASUS??

    It's a little bit obvious that he hates Asus.
    Thanks guys for your answers I will buy a Asus.
  10. My personal experience with Asus laptop is bad.

    My Asus model is R500A-BB71-CB. I bought it on 30 July 2012 at a Canadian Bestbuy store for $700 plus tax. I used the laptop mostly for reading online news. Within a month after I bought it, the Asus laptop shut down itself for unknown reason. The laptop was NOT overheating at the time of self shutdown. This randomly self shutdown occurred once in about a few weeks. After a couple of randomly shutdowns, I did a computer recovery, which set the laptop to its factory original status. But the recovery did not solve the problem. Similar randomly shutdown incidents occurred again and again at the similar frequency (once in a few weeks). On 18 November 2012 I took the Asus laptop to Bestbuy GeekSqud for repair. They replaced the hard disk of my laptop. But the Bestbuy's repair did not solve the problem. On Christmas eve of 2012, I sent the Asus laptop to Asus repair centre in Ontario. In a note issued to me by Asus repair centre (RMA No: CAF62C1687) stated: Problem HDD bad track. Asus Repair centre replaced the hard disk. But the problem remained the same. On 25 January 2013, I took the Asus laptop to Bestbuy GeekSquad for repair. The GeekSquad told me that they ran a test for 14 hours without finding any problem. I asked Bestbuy for a replacement of the whole unit. The Bestbuy did not agree. I had to take the bad Asus laptop home. Now, the Laptop shutdown itsself again in a similar manner.

    I have been used computer almost daily since 1991. I own several laptop computers such as Acer, HP, Lenovo Thinkpad before I bought this Asus R500A. I read online reviews before buying this Asus laptop. There were many good reviews & praise on Asus laptop quality. My conclusion is many online "expert" reviews are not reliable. I will NOT try any Asus anymore. I was one time thinking of buying a Google's Nexus 7 tablet. But I finally did not buy the Google Nexus tablet once I learned that the tablet device hardware was manufactured by Asus. Asus might have good products, but I no longer trust Asus.
  11. Hey William202. I have the exact same notebook from Asus that had exactly the same issue with it. The other day, I contacted Asus tech support and the tech told me to disconnect A/C power, take out battery and then hold the power button for approx. 30 sec to drain the charge. I tried that and did not have the issue since. In case the issue recurs, I'll keep you posted. Hope it helps.
  12. if you have made the error and got one, like me then well that's it. The lap top cost me £320,and CRAP. the ey boatrd works when - bu a toshibiait wants, it shuts down when it wants, I got it from currys hp world who said it was ok and want money to send it to asus for repair - it is crap buy a Toshiba -
  13. Hi-Have never posted a response to reviews before but felt compelled to do so now. I'm not going to delve into quality issues as many posts are unreliable, have agendas, plus folks usually post when unhappy. That said, I've owned many laptops and just bought my second Asus yesterday. They, in my experience, are superior builds with quality parts and mine have always run beautifully-far superior (and of course there are so many models from each manu. it's hard to make fair and valid comparisons) to my Dell, HP, and Toshiba I've owned.
    I digress (and ramble). Some of the reviews are older but I have to take issue with the complaints about customer service. CS is a big deal to me and often tips the scale in favor of one laptop over another. These folks are just superlative if you call them-I have no experience emailing them. I purchased no plan for support but they will, courteously, spend whatever time is necessary in order to help me with my questions.
    Last week, fiddling with settings which I like to do but have no business doing so as my level of expertise is mediocre at best and totally screwed up the machine. I was playing with partitions and lost my MBR and recovery partitions. Back ups in 3 different forms were worthless and their techs spent 3 hours! on the phone with me at no charge. In the end, after trying countless possible resolutions the only answer was to take it in. All my fault. But I had some money to burn and bought a new Asus for around $750.00.
    My point is is that I have NEVER received more help than I did from Asus. Thanks for bearing with me, alan
  14. Asus is a great brand, as I always have no issue with my computer. Absolutely wonderful last two years, so no need for suppport so far.
  15. cfisherrktk said:
    I've had a Asus notebook for a couple years A3J if I remember right (my partner stole it from me :lol: ). It's run flawlessly, so I haven't had to try out the warranty. Places like newegg will let you return it if it shows up doa. But tech support is basically a forum, and answers aren't quick in coming. Essentially, I buy another one, but I also am real comfortable trouble shooting my own rigs.

    Another one to keep in mind is that it seems Asus is trying real hard to break into and maintain a strong presence in the notebook market... so my experiences a year ago may not even be issues anymore (support may be a bit more robust). I trust Asus more than say HP, but less than Dell.

    They are a good value, come in an attractive package (like remotes, decent carry bag, etc.), but aren't the top performers. I do like them though and would still recommend them.

    Dell really sucks my brothers laptop messed up before he got any good use out of it and he bought it brand new. They nothing to help him replace his hard drive and even after geek squad helped him he still had it replaced again and currently has to do it again.
  16. I have had an Asus R500A for a year - and it's the first computer that has managed to require more time trying to get it to work than use it for the work I bought it for. I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and it's pretty well useless - I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy and would gladly throw it away if I could afford to buy another laptop.
  17. jennyonline said:
    I have had an Asus R500A for a year - and it's the first computer that has managed to require more time trying to get it to work than use it for the work I bought it for. I recently upgraded to windows 8.1 and it's pretty well useless - I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy and would gladly throw it away if I could afford to buy another laptop.


    I have the same laptop and it works great, I never had any problem with it and I'm running Windows 8.1 too.

    Your problem could be a result of many things, did you back up your files to an external hard drive before installing a fresh copy of Windows 8.1. If you install Windows 8.1 as an upgrade and not from the boot menu you are carrying problems over from Windows 7. You also need to upgrade all of your drivers and update windows from the control panel until there are no more updates left.

    I think your problem is an OS installation problem not a laptop problem.
  18. Do not buy Asus branded anything. Their products are inferior and do not hold their value. Worse is, they offer no support. You're better off spending more money and buying a solid american based brand like Apple.
    Trust me I wasted 500 dollars on a computer that never worked.
  19. Joelle345 said:
    Do not buy Asus branded anything. Their products are inferior and do not hold their value. Worse is, they offer no support. You're better off spending more money and buying a solid american based brand like Apple.
    Trust me I wasted 500 dollars on a computer that never worked.


    Asus build Apple Laptops http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/04/asus_macbook_contract/

    Apple stopped Asus building Zenbooks because they were half the price and pretty much the same tech and build quality.

    Asus can't be that bad when the almighty Apple get them to build there products can they.
  20. Well what I like about Asus is their parts are easy to get, very affordable, and often win price vs power debate. That being said if you buy one be ready to repair all your own stuff or have a friend that good with computers.
  21. Well ASUS laptops seems to have a very nice reputation in all over the internet. their computers are very reliable and have a good Customer care, also their notebooks design is quite nice, check out this link : [url=Well ASUS laptops seems to have a very nice reputation in all over the internet. their computers are very reliable and have a good Customer care, also their notebooks design is quite nice, check out this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9YleoqEhCg&lc=z13gdbljczmch5xjs04cdvfqpwy3t1eye1w
  22. Omg I totally agree!!! I have had 2 asus notebook in one week and theyre both faulty!!! Needless to say ive decided to not go with Asus anymore. And I will also have to agree that their IT is horrible. Tried calling them for assistance and the recording said they were on holidays and to call back
  23. Just wanting to share my experience with an Asus notebook, so anyone shopping for a new laptop can be advised. I purchased it in Feb/2012 within one month I was having problems with the wireless network adapter. After several phone calls to the worthless customer service department at Asus, I finally resolved the issue by doing my own research and downloading the fix. In September of the same year I had to pay to ship it to Asus for the motherboard to be replaced. The warranty covered parts and labor but not shipping. March 2013. out of warranty, I sent it in again due to power cord went bad. Here I am again on my sons computer because My Asus will not charge. Contacted customer service in May and am still awaiting a response. I owned an Acer for 7 years without issue until I dropped it and replaced it with the junk Asus, so I realize laptops can last if its not an Asus. I hope this helps anyone in the market for a new laptop to make an informed buying decision
  24. I bought my Asus laptop in August 2013. In the first month I had to send it Asus for repair through Best Buy twice! It has never been right since I bought it. I decided to work around the flaws because I need my computer for business. I can't send it off for repair and be without it for weeks at a time. This is the worst laptop I have ever had. The keyboard is unreliable because it will often skip a letter. If I power off to the sleep mode, sometimes it works as it should and other times it powers off completely. You never know. Every time I go into sleep or hibernate, it shuts down any open programs. Same thing if I just close the top. Sometimes when I put it in sleep mode, it will not rest. It's just crazy. I never know what to expect. Icons come and go and every time I want to print, I have to uninstall and then re-install printer. Also, the mouse pad has to be hit in one particular spot or it doesn't work. The sound quality sucks and if I hadn't spent $850 for the thing, I I would through it in the garbage and buy a Mac.
  25. I have an ASUS Zenbook UX 32A which I bought in October 2013. I bought it because a) I read that ASUS had the best environmental record of the main laptop companies and b) it received good reviews. Sadly however, I've never had such a terrible laptop. The touchpad is so unstable that the laptop is unusable without a mouse. It freezes or crashes far more often than my Samsung, Sony or Toshiba predecessors did. It doesn't seem able to handle more than a few things running at the same time. The screen connector port is in completely the wrong place - halfway down the right-hand side - so I've had to move to left-handed mouse operations. And technical support has been lamentable, absolutely lamentable.

    Alexis in London, UK
  26. Apologies, some of the comments in this thread really tick me off. I spent $850 on a refurbished Asus G73 4 years ago, and it's worked great. I've also taken good care of it. My issue with the comments in this thread is that people are saying that they bought budget-friendly laptops and expected top quality. Why do you people think these laptops were so cheap? Did Asus just decide to give free handouts on making the molds, the engineering, and the components? No, like any manufacturer would do for a low-end laptop- they cut corners. Cutting corners will give you a cheaper product, but will also make it more vulnerable to flaws. These flaws can be design, performance, whatever it may be- you paid for it. I consider Asus to sell decent quality computers, you get what you pay for. Saying things like "just buy an Apple instead" is foolish considering that Apple only offers premium products and their prices reflect that. Not a fair comparison especially considering that you may have purchased a sub-$600 laptop.

    Here's what I'll say about Asus, and this applies to most manufacturers.. If you want quality, you're going to have to pay up- the costs of making a product designed to last, both in the engineering and the actual materials is not cheap. If you cannot afford to pay premium prices then buy used- that's what I did and it worked out for me. Now, that's not always a good solution and any risk can be a hit or miss. But keep in mind next time especially for those looking for sub $1000 computers- I do believe Asus has their computers priced competitively and don't make quick decisions. I spent 3 months browsing the web, the forums, owner's lounges etc.. looking up"LAPTOP MODEL problems"- just to see if there are any major flaws that make a laptop something to avoid. Don't EVER listen to techs at retailers like BB / Walmart, and be careful when reading reviews on products sold on eStores, those reviews are mostly based on 1-2 week ownership and won't give you insight to how long it may last, or if there any major build issues that you might only realize after some extensive use. If you're the type of person to preorder your stuff, I'd recommend keeping in mind that you what you are willing to spend has a direct correlation with the likelihood you will get a laptop that will not have any issues.

    As for Asus' tech support, I've only contacted them once through email about a question and they answered promptly. I can't say much about the rest of their service program since I've never used it, nor their warranty service. I wouldn't be surprised though, especially for a company based out of Asia that their call centers aren't US based, or that they have call specialists native to all the countries that they might sell to/ have warranties extended to. Although personally I don't use them, I do think that it's a shame that a customer who has issues cannot get a hold of competent tech support, it's bad practice and I'm against it. Beyond Apple, which caters to customers who are willing to spend a premium- therefore they can provide higher quality services all around. I don't think many companies have good customer service records, if I had to rank it: Lenovo- far second, Asus- close third, then Dell, Acer, Toshiba, HP etc.. But .. speculations.

    And a final word of advise, be wary of any opinions expressed by random internet humans, like me. Although I'd like to believe I've got this all down, it's well- the internet, and not everything you're going to read here is going to be right.

    /rant.

    Thanks and have a good day,
    HPFREAK

    Edit: a word.
  27. No, never buy an asus. I had one for 10 days and the hard drive crashed. The hard drive crashed 3 more time after that in only a few months and they refused to give me a new unit, even though mine was still under warranty. Their customer service is the worst I've ever experienced. After crashing 4 times, they sent me a refurbished computer and, guess what? I' still have nothing but issues with it after having it for a few week. I would never recommend this brand to anyone. I've lost data and time because of issues 4 times and trust me, you don't want to deal with that while going to school.
  28. its just like any other, some people get defaulty hardware and automatically want to blame the company. I've had a numerous amount of different company brands and they all have their issues. I myself just bought a Asus G750JM and im loving it. No issues at all (so far) the only gripe is the lack of a windows 8.1 disc, and the use of OEM widows in their laptops (cannot use the ISO download from Microsoft site because it requires a RETAIL key) but no problem look up a windows 8.1 OEM ISO problem solved. I have always used ASUS brand motherboards and products in the past have never had a problem with them. Their laptops come with DUAL fans which is a huge plus for me for overclocking and such (many people will tell you never overclock a laptop, got my GTX 860m Maxwell running almost on par with a 780m) The choice is urs and urs alone, but dont just go by what other people are saying, just cause they got a piece of the defaulty hardware doesnt mean that the company sucks. It was just badluck (and i feel ur pain guys, really i do). ASUS itself is a great company IMO and their hardware ROCKS! but like others if you get a piece of the faulty hardware its just luck of the draw sometimes.
  29. before you buy look at reviews of the model number of the laptop before you buy it. all companies make good products but they also have problem products/model numbers. I had 3 samsung tv's one of one model and two that were the same model. The two of the same model both had issues and ended up having the same issues. I looked up on the internet by model number and lots of people had the same issue i was having. If i would of waited a few months after the model came out and did my research i could of saved myself a huge headache. Samsung wouldn't admit that model had issues.

    AS for asus my dad and one of my nephews have the same model number of asus laptop. They both had great luck with them. No issues that was the computers fault. My dad got a virus on his but that wasn't the computers fault. All companies have good products but they also have some that are bad products. You know the old saying you are only as good as your last job. That is the same when companies make good products or bad ones. All it takes is one bad one to put a bad taste in your mouth and turn you against a company.

    All i can say again is look up reviews for the model number you are buying. see if lots of people are having problems before you buy.
  30. My experience with ASUS isn't good:
    http://youtu.be/FfLWewwlpj4
  31. Hello
    I have a asus r510l laptop and It has many faults. I had a motherboard problem one day after I bought it and now I'm having issues with WiFi and the video card. Asus customer service is not the best. I have had a dell laptop and it was great. I would probably buy dell or an another brand next time I buy a laptop
  32. nlrs said:
    well I've never owned one, but ASUS will probably be the maker of my next laptop as I want to buy one of their whitebooks. I checked out the G1 at bestbuy and it seemed like a very solid machine, and most of the notebook forums I've visited like notebookreview have only good things to say about asus, they are usually considered one of the highest build qualities for laptops.

    I purchased A ASUS 17334 Laptop at the end of July..from Best Buy..it was a new model...what a mistake..it was JUNK. I used it for work and only when out of town which is rarely. The mouse pad and number key pad quit working and you could not "Shut Down" the unit from the start menu, you had to actually use the hard "Power on" I researched the internet for maybe a simple fix..guess what..everyone who has one of these had the same issue. It was less than 90 days old..so i took it to the geek squad and they had to send it back to ASUS. Today is 10/13 and I left it for repairs on 9/20..by the time I get it back Windows 9 will be out and it will be outdated. I don't recommend ASUS
  33. I bought my ASUS x502c for incredible 380 $ and it works absolutely perfect. Of course it is not the best build quality because of price, but it is definetly worth it. I realy like ASUS but there is one problem with warranty. It opens a program where i need to register to get 3 year warranty. I tried to register but when i pressed ok but nothing happens and after a while it says----connection timed out, please try again.
    I tried about 10 times but still nothing.
    And so when the registration program poped up again I pressed ----already registered, and then another problem appeared. About every hour it displays a command prompt window with text in it.
    It disappears realy fast so only I am able to see is SUCCESS or FAILED. I dont know why this window appears but it doesn't affect anything.But otherwise i would recomend ASUS laptops.
  34. I’ve heard a lot of good and bad things about ASUS but that didn’t stop me from getting my own ASUS K42J. I bought mine last year and I thought it was a bargain for $400. It actually isn’t that bad as others say. In fact, I never had any problem with my laptop until my cat accidentally spilled juice on it. What I like about my K42J is that it has good quality keyboard, and automatic switchable graphics. It also performs well without overheating. Unfortunately, there’s a lot left to be desired for its screen size and battery life. In fact, my biggest complaint would have to be about its battery life—it drains so quickly.
    I’m planning on getting a new laptop soon and I’m thinking I should get myself a macbook instead of an ASUS. I’ve found a lot of good deals at
  35. billdcat4 said:
    I have heard a lot of bad things about the quality of ASUS tech support and overall quality.

    The reviews of the notebooks and the reviews on the egg are very good.

    They have a lot of very high quality laptops including the A8J and G1 series.

    What have your personal experiences been with ASUS laptops?


    Mine worked great while it worked but it started having hardware problems after about two years. Eventually, I couldn't get it to boot up at all and lost some of my documents and data.
  36. billdcat4 said:
    I have heard a lot of bad things about the quality of ASUS tech support and overall quality.

    The reviews of the notebooks and the reviews on the egg are very good.

    They have a lot of very high quality laptops including the A8J and G1 series.

    What have your personal experiences been with ASUS laptops?


    The worst. ..if you get a good laptop your very lucky. ..God forbid you need their warranty dept....you'd be better off selling it as broken on ebay and get yourself a new one. ...I had to send ours in after a few months for two problems. ..they said yes one was an it error. .but claim there was damage for the second thing. .,which is a lie. Returned the unit without fixing either problem. ..and yes. .I have an email from them saying . ..the first problem was their error. .,And they still did not fix it until I pay for the other item. ..which they wanted overt 300 to fix. .,when we bought it for less than 300 to begin with...worst. .will never but asus product again.
  37. Laptops are okay. ..but if you find a problem. ...their warranty blows. .they do not support their products.
  38. one of the worst laptops i have ever used you will be surprised how bad the laptops are, i will never buy a asus laptop again:no:
  39. Joelle345 said:
    Do not buy Asus branded anything. Their products are inferior and do not hold their value. Worse is, they offer no support. You're better off spending more money and buying a solid american based brand like Apple.
    Trust me I wasted 500 dollars on a computer that never worked.


    I like Apple computers a lot, but I also like Asus's, because Apple computer DO NOT have the highest bang for buck ratio. Their products are way to overpriced, and the only computer from them that is a good deal is the iMac 5K display 27 inch. Also, their isn't much support for software and hardware as their is as WIndows, and OSX isn't as configurable as OSX, which I don't like.

    Their aren't as many video games on a Mac either, and the hardware isn't just as powerful.

    Apple's Tech support is kind of good, and kind of bad. It's good because they have ACTUAL STORES where they fix your device if you have apple care. The bad is that THE EMPLOYEES HAVE NO IDEA ON WHAT THEIR DOING. When I called them for tech support on my MacBook's, they took 20 minutes to find out what the hell I was saying on Google, and they were just telling me about their new products.

    I also like professional applications on Mac's better, such as an Adobe Cloud Application(ex Photoshop), Final Cut Pro, and more.

    A lot of my support for Apple has gone away, but Macs still have the potential to do better by lowering the prices and try to add more support for hardware and software for macs.
  40. Bottom line! Asus did a lot of promo brain washing like many other brands and I along with millions of others got suckered in. Bought a laptop and several tablets most recently the TF701t. An over priced, hyped tablet that could be really great ir it were manufactured by anyone else! The screnn cracked, like the thousands of others, it constantly crashes regardless of upgrades or no upgrades and the build quality is horrible! For all you other Asus fans like I was, just wait, no matter what asus you have, if its new within the last 2 years its junk and will soon if not allready, be total junk. And the only thing worse than the chinese junk they sell is the joke customer service! No need to explain that one, you can find out for yourself if you havent allready.
  41. There is no true american brand. The OEM's are Apple, Dell, Toshiba and HP to name a few disign their laptops then ODM's (Foxconn, Quanta, Comal, CLevo) in China and Far east manufacture them with the OEM's brand on them. ASUS and MSI are both ODM's and OEM's as they started competing against the American OEM's 10 years or so ago. Before that they sold barebones to stores like Xotic PC and the added hard drives and memory. Another thing is 90% of the laptop are made by specialist companies that make the components used in all machines. You have Seagate and maxtor that make hard drives, Nvidia and Ati the make graphics cards, Sound blaster and realtec that make sound cards, Intel and AMD processors, Samsung, Intel and Kingston SSD's.

    Asus and MSI are know for the motherboards for desktops. I'm not sure if they use their own mobo's for their laptops. Laptops come in different sizes and shapes and unlike desktop the mobo isn't standard and has to be designed to along with the case.

    Once laptops are manufacturer a brand like at Best Buy cannot be modified by Best Buy. So if a pc ships with 4 gb of ram Best Buy cannot modify it. Now the customer can add memory but would pay for the memory and labor. The OEM's get some of the models and you can configure them at the OEM's website. The you have the Sagers and some of the other gaming laptops that take the basic Clevo or Compal model and brand it with their names. Xotic PC carries configurable Sager and does the Sager factory in California. I once bought a Sager from a computer store in Las Vegas and when I had warranty work it was done at the factory in California.
  42. Had a Core i5 Asus laptop that lasted maybe 2 years tops. Piece of junk sits in a drawer now. Wifi kept dying, BSOD, just random hardware failures. They are cheaply made. Asus used to make good motherboards but I think they are just another name for made in china "meh" hardware now. I'd much rather have a business-grade laptop like a Dell Latitude or Lenovo, and even Acer makes some really good ones now. But many of these consumer-grade laptops like Asus and other entry-level priced laptops you see at places like Best Buy are pretty lousy. I also HATE buttonless touchpads.
  43. Joelle345 said:
    Do not buy Asus branded anything. Their products are inferior and do not hold their value. Worse is, they offer no support. You're better off spending more money and buying a solid american based brand like Apple.
    Trust me I wasted 500 dollars on a computer that never worked.


    I would never by Apple. I don't want to pay for marketing I want a good value quality laptop -
  44. It is the end of 2014 and they are still bad.They sold me a laptop with a malfunctioning sound card so the whole motherboard and the display frame need to be replaced:??: .I know that I should have went with Dell.I am certain I will never buy anything remotely connected with ASUS.
  45. One thing that everyone has to keep in mind is what you're looking for.
    I've worked with Dell, gateway, Acer and H.P. . The shut downs can happen with all and any notebook, and they do.
    In my experience looking for a computer with compatible components is essential to sound machine. Do not purchase a $600 machine and expect it do what a $900 or $1300 can accomplish.
    Be weary of the high end processors with crappie video cards, guess who's doing all work?
    Btw. I'm thinking of purchasing an Asus in the new year.
  46. I bought an Asus k53 back in 2011. its a nice computer but be warned when trying to upgrade. It turns out the motherboard I purchased was defective. Only one of the two slots is usable.. I contacted Asus and they told me it would be $185.00 out of my pocket for something that never should have come off the product line.. DONE WITH ASUS... BUYER BEWARE, TURN OVER NOTEBOOK, POP IT OPEN AND MAKE SURE THE PARTS YOU THINK SHOULD COME WITH NEW ASUS COMPUTER SHOULD BE THERE BECAUSE I AM LIVING PROOF THAT IT DOESNT...
  47. I have a Asus K53 also. It's still running along just fine for being two years old.
  48. Asus laptops used to be very good but now they are way too cheaply put together. The hinges break, the plastic cracks inside which makes the case separate. I've never seen such thin, cheap plastics in my entire life. Go with Lenovo, they are made well and more reliable.
  49. Terrible Computer. Constant updates and if you press cancel in the middle of an update hides every single thing on your computer and deletes all of your microsoft word, powerpoint all of your saves. Save your money and get a windows.
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