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from Reading, PA area
About Me Heavy Duty User
Comments about ASUS VivoBook X202 11.6" Touch Ultrabook:
So far I have no major complaints about the laptop. Windows 8 isn't near as hard or bad to learn as some people make it out to be. It's super easy and fast switching back and forth between programs. At first I was losing what I was doing on the desktop when I switched to the touchscreen and vice versa, but finally figured that out. It connected easily with my wireless HP ePrinter and my DSL provider's modem. I plug in my cell phone to backup the cell phone calendar, address book, etc. to the laptop with no problem. I have a wireless mouse plugged in but I love how all you have to do is press Function+F9 if you need the touchpad. Otherwise I keep it turned off so I don't accidentally hit it with my thumb when typing.The only problem I am having is the touchscreen does not always recognize my touch nor my stylus, and I have to resort to the touchpad or mouse to click and point. That is frustrating. Sometimes I touch the screen to select a spot and it selects a whole paragraph or even page and I can't get out of it unless I use the mouse. Also, I can't pinch and zoom on the touchscreen in Google Chrome, but I can use the Ctl+mouse scroll to zoom in and out.The size and color is nice. My intention was to carry it in my purse (I carry a big one.) all the time like I did my tablet, but it's a little too heavy for my neck and shoulder if I'm shopping or carrying my purse for any length of time. I sold my Android tablet when I got this laptop because I wanted all my files in Windows and in one place, not some on laptop, some on tablet, and some on cell phone.Memory for using programs or saving files has not been a problem. I only put on the laptop the files I currently use. Everything else I have on a flash drive and my backup drive. Boards I read said Quicken 2011 would not work on Windows 8, but I thought I'd try it before I upgrade, and it does work just fine. I had a paid version of MS Office Pro 2010 already, so I removed the trial version and installed my own package. I use Google Chrome instead of IE. My favorite Bible software, Tecarta, is Android-based and I didn't want to give it up but it wouldn't work on Windows 8 until I tried free Bluestacks software that allows my Android software to run on my Windows 8 laptop. It doesn't interfere with anything and works great!It took a LONG time to download all the updates for Windows 8 and MS Office, but I did a few at a time and it worked a little faster. The biggest ones I left run overnight.My laptop is basically on all afternoon and evening, and the battery lasts at least 6 hours, maybe 7-8...I haven't really timed it. I let it charge overnight and then unplug it before I go to work in the morning.I noticed that the laptop is doing update checking even when I use the shutdown button as opposed to sleep, and the battery is being expended even when it is turned off. I thought when it is shutdown, it is OFF OFF, not just asleep or hibernating.I've had at least 6 tabs open on Google Chrome, flipping back and forth and even hopping over to MS Word, Quicken, Excel, etc. all at the same time, and no memory or RAM issues.The AC cord is great because its not so big and bulky to lug around and doesn't take up much space in the surge protector bar. Cord is nice and long, but too long for me, so I keep most of it tied up. I haven't used my desk much since I got this laptop. I sit in my lounge chair most of the time, sometimes with a lapboard across from one chair arm to the other--nice and comfy and my cat can curl up next to me. :)
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love my new notebook
from Virginia Beach, VA
Being an old school user, there's a little transition getting used to the touch screen.
Great VivoBook; Windows 8 is quite annoy
from Laurel, Md
About Me Frequent User
Nice,sleek/lightweight Vivobook. Unfortunately, the extremely user UNfriendly Windows 8 has sent me back to using my old, heavy, broken down Presario b/c it has Windows7 installed....
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Denver, ＣＯ
About Me Infrequent User
Ｎｅｅｄ ｔｏ ｇｅｔ ｕｓｅｄ ｔｏ Win 8 interface and shortcut keys. Touchpad corners are a bit up but barely noticable. Good product, thanks to Asus!
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Perfect portable writer's tool
By Tawnjii Travels
from Seattle WA
I purchased this to do travel/food and general writing on the go, wherever an idea hits me. A good keyboard, dependability and portability are key factors and this Asus delivers without disappointment. Only drawback is no lit keyboard but it's a small trade off for the excellent value. Lights are cheap.
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