Comes with Microsoft Office 365 Pre-Installed for all your Office needs A massive 64 GB eMMC storage, ideal for cloud computing Nano-Edge 14 Inch display, so you don't need to compromise style for price Featherlight at just 1.3 and only 17.6 mm thin; easy and ideal for computing on-the-go Up to 14 hours battery life so forgetting charger doesn't need to ruin your day
I don't know what's going on but I've just started trying to use this laptop and it's telling me the windows 10 is not activated and I need to buy a £200+ licence or product key just to use the laptop properly??
I'm so annoyed and angry right now.
After contacting ASUS they have informed me that the product key for my device is being used on another system, after amazon support told me this was not the case.
Completely unacceptable on amazon's side.
Now i have to wait for a refund to get a brand new PC!!!
I got this for my mum who required a laptop that "cheap and cheerful", basically something that she could browse websites with on a decent sized screen and write up documents and this seems to do the job just fine.
With 64GB storage (eMMC), there isn't a whole lot of storage space to play around with hence why it's called a Cloudbook; it's more ideal for those who mainly use cloud-based software or services where they can access/edit/save their files online (there are a lot of free services such as Google Drive that offer a decent amount of cloud space) - The lack of internal storage space certainly helps with keeping the costs of this product down.
The lack of space doesn't mean you won't be able to download the odd software or even save some files but it just means you are more limited with what you can do. If you want to have space for music/videos on the go without relying on the cloud you can always get yourself a USB flash-drive or external Hard-Drive which you can pick up for a very reasonable price these days.
The Operating System that comes pre-installed on this device is Windows 10 and it will go step-by-step to get yourself up and running which is easy to follow with basic knowledge; it does require a Microsoft account however thankfully you can sign up through an existing email from another Company (Google / Gmail as one example), this can be done during the start-up process. I did find Windows 10 a bit cheeky when trying to install Google Chrome as I had to disable "Windows S Mode" before being able too, this mode is apparently for your own safety even though Chrome is widely used browser; it came across as a way to put you off using their competition but at least this was easy enough to switch over...
The HD screen looks superb with a nice clear/clean image, be it photos, video or text, so was pleased with the results.
The keyboard seemed very responsive and nice to the touch with the touchpad also being just as responsive; I liked that you could scroll up & down the pages by using two fingers at the same time.
Other bonuses of this Cloudbook is that it only weighs around 1.3kg and on top the battery lasts up to 14 hours (dependant on use) making this a very ideal for travelling.
If you're wanting a simple laptop without the need of internal mass-storage then this Cloudbook may just be the product for you.
Bought this for my mum as a replacement for her now defunct Dell laptop.
Honestly. It boots up in seconds as it runs this mega quick eMMC, has a light version of Windows 10. Perfect for email, browsing, photo management and office (which is included in the price!)
Oh. And it's light and the battery lasts forever.
I'm tempted to get one for myself!
Don't worry about the Windows S mode - you can easily turn that off (I haven't as my mum only needs very basic stuff which is supported on Windows S).
Don't think twice. Buy it.
I bought this laptop for my studies. I use it for creation of Word Documents and Powerpoints as part of my assignments. However, it is quite slow to load and sometimes can freeze for quite a long time whilst it considers your request. I know it is cheap, but being brand new, I didn't expect slow processing like it seems to possess. I guess it is okay for my assignments, but I can't deny that I do find it quite infuriating at times as it can really disrupt the flow of thoughts when completing tasks. In summary - good for a cheap product, but if you want something more efficient and lasting, I'd recommend going up a price point or two.... if only for your … (Not responding.....) … sanity!
For it's modest price, this is an excellent little machine. It is neat, light and efficiently designed, and easy to use. The memory is small, but that can be usefully supplemented by an add-on external drive which is a good idea anyway for safeguarding data. My only initial difficulty was disposing of the silly feature of Windows 10 that prevented me from downloading "non-approved" apps - even well-established and reliable old favorites such as Audacity and LibreOffice. But this was Windows' fault, not the laptop's. I recommend LibreOffice as your basic office suite as it takes up less memory space than the Microsoft suite, which is a bonus on this little machine - and it's free, of course.
Now 5 weeks since purchase, and I thought I would leave a review. My main concerns are 1) portability... so < 1kg is great. 2) long battery life. ...>8hrs is great. If those work anything else is acceptable. 3)price. There are so many expensive devices of all sort of form factors. I don't want to pay £1000 for a phone or a desktop computer or for a laptop.
I am an Office 365 home subscriber so having that loaded is a bonus.
The experience is great. Quick, does everything I need. Small hard drive no issue as everything is saved in cloud anyway, in my case 1Tb free storage on OneDrive.
For browsing, email, spreadsheets, powerpont this is perfect so far.
And if disaster round the corner, the amazon experience for returning malfunctioning devices is secondary to none.
This gets 5 stars without reservation.
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