Before Buying An Asus Laptop – Consider The Pros & Cons

The ASUS TransformerWhen shopping for a new laptop, you will quickly realize that there are many different brands to consider.

One of the top brands on the market is Asus, who manufactures computers for professionals, students, and many other types of consumers.

Before you purchase one of Asus’ laptop models, it is important that you know the pros and cons. Then you can decide whether or not this is the best computer brand for you.

Pros

Most Asus computers boast high-resolution screens, delivering high quality graphics for all your photos and videos. The screens are excellent for gamers, graphic designers, and everyday users who like to look at pictures and watch videos. The screen is also bright enough to see in the darkest room, and designed to be fully visible even in direct, bright lighting.

These computers are also extremely versatile. Asus has manufactured many models that can function as either laptop computers or tablets. There are hinges on the back of the laptop that allow the keyboard to pop off, leaving you with a Windows 8 tablet computer.

Many of the models in the Asus line have touchable LCD screens. While it is not advised that you touch laptop screens, these particular screens have been specially designed to respond to touch gestures, which make navigating your computer even easier, especially if you don’t like using the track-pad to click on things.

Asus also boasts computers that are, for the most part, small and lightweight. This allows you to carry the laptop around with you from one location to another without much difficulty and without fear of dropping it.

You can program your track-pad to respond to certain finger movements. For example, you can tap on it with two fingers at the same time to indicate a right-click. There are many other multi-touch gestures that you can program the track-pad to respond to as well if you want easier navigation on your laptop.

Cons

With the new Windows 8 operating system, some of Asus’ computers do experience difficulty in switching from portrait to landscape display when you disconnect the computer from the keyboard and try to turn it into a tablet.

Many of the tablet-conversion models do not have CD/DVD drives, which can be annoying for people who like to play computer games that require CDs, or if you have software you want to install on your computer that cannot be downloaded anywhere on the Internet.

Some of these computers can be a bit top-heavy, so you have to be careful when you are holding onto them, because there is a chance that they might fall over.

A few models have only a 4 to 5 hour battery life, which is relatively low for a high-performance, multi-use laptop, so you might want to take that into consideration before making a purchase decision.

Conclusion

Asus is a great computer brand, but it definitely has its pros and cons that you should consider, based on your unique individual needs, before making any sort of a purchase decision.

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