Posted by: Ashley« on: February 03, 2015, 10:40:59 »
I'm a huge, huge supporter of Asus laptops. If I could choose any brand, I would choose them - their design is usually perfect and their laptops are powerful for the price. If you're on a budget, holy shit, they're fantastic.
This line is atrocious. I mean this with every bit of sincerity. Here are a few things to note that happened with my N550LF:
- The touchpad is horrendous. Uncomfortable, no real certainty as to where you're meant to press on it to click.
- The display on my N550LF (which is because it's touchscreen, mainly, is terrible. You CANNOT see the screen outside. I'm not exaggerating here - any sun glare on the screen and you're going to have a bad time.
- The hinge cover between the monitor and the base snapped off. Multiple people have reported this issue. It's weak.
- The disk drive cover is plain bad. The eject button is bizarrely placed, and more importantly: mine fell off. I had to superglue the cover back on.
- Did I mention that both the main headphone jack and the mini subwoofer jack died within the first three months of ownership? I rely on a USB soundcard at this point.
And now we come to this week. After a year and a half of ownership.
The keyboard is failing. Badly. Specifically, the 'Enter', 'b', 'n', 'Ctrl' and 'Space' keys have all effectively died. But here's the thing: this is a common occurrence with these Asus laptops! A complete hardware fault that would require keyboard replacement. So sure - I could replace the keyboard - but why should I waste ~£50 replacing a keyboard with all these other ridiculous build quality issues?
'Nuff said. I almost feel betrayed by Asus as a company, lol. I may buy from them again, but please, please, please: avoid these laptops.