I'd been looking quite a while for a Windows 10 machine that would provide me the many things I like about a Chromebook but with the Windows 10 capabilities. I needed a machine that was thin, light, portable and fast. This Asus hits all the right notes with me! As others have noted before, do NOT let the specs fool you. The memory may not be the latest and fastest (i.e. DDR3 versus DDR4) but you get 8GB and that's a great start. The chip being a Core m3 not being one of the latest Intel Generation 7's (I3, I5, I7) but don't let that fool you - it's proven capable in my use. And with a 256GB SSD, those factors all contribute to a computer that is FAST and VERY smooth. The user experienced is enhanced as a result. As of this writing, I've had the computer for a week and it is fully configured the way I use it: Office 2016 Pro installed, Norton Internet Firewall and some work applications that run in the background. All Windows updates have been installed as well. With all this, the machine starts up in under 10 seconds and I'm online as quick as I can type my password & web address I want to go to! I LOVE IT! The computer itself is very nice and has an appearance of high-end without the additional $700+ asking price of its competitors. The keyboard, though not backlit, is a pure joy - particular for those of us who learned (proper) touch-typing in high school. My error rates are minimal. Key travel is terrific, with sufficient audible as I type to let me know for certain I'm contacting keys. The keyboard itself is very well laid out where my fingers' muscle memory often positively hits those out-of-the-ordinary but oft-used keys (i.e. ctrl, arrow cursor keys, etc.). I really could go on about the keyboard but suffice it to say - it competes better than my work-issued Lenovo Yoga - Lenovo keyboards are very well designed. The touchpad is extremely well designed and the physical operation has been flawless. Not once does it get in the way as a result of a stray brush from my palm. The screen I find to be somewhat dim - but that's hardly a criticism as it may simply be a case of my needing to tweak the setting (while running on batter power). Otherwise, it's beautiful and the touch screen is also a pleasure to use. Minor "complaints" (and they're hardly worthy of being given that strong description): First is the power and volume rocker buttons on the left hand side could use just oh-so-slightly a little more height to them as I find it a little challenging to initially press the power button on, as well as use the volume rocker switch up or down. It takes a little finagling on my part - but hey, if that's all there is to a "slightly" lacking ergonomic issue, I'll take it any day! The other issue is the SD card - when used, it sticks out of the machine's body. It'd be nice if SD cards would sit flush; even if Asus used a micro SD slot instead to achieve that goal, I'd be happy. Otherwise, that ends my comments as to "complaints". The computer itself is aesthetically pleasing and while I've seen many YouTube videos over the years of someone "unboxing" their prized new electronic gizmo, the box which with the Asus was packed in was remarkably well protected and well done! Kudos to the attention to detail. (Matter of fact, the box was so well sealed that opening it took a bit of patience because the computer is virtually vacuum sealed in the box!) But I almost see what Asus may have intended by design: they're using the "anticipation" of opening the package so as to build the excitement to their computer, thus another reason for the exceptionally well-sealed box. I love how Asus maintains the Zen approach to this product. The computer came with a very nice carry bag, a minimal amount of instructions, a much better designed power cord (thank you!) where it's not the usual big brick power block most computers today have and they even give you an extra cable tie in the package - nice touch! :) And as a TRUE bonus, I was surprised and amazed at the level of unnecessary software (i.e. bloatware) that did NOT come with this machine! It reminds me of one of the Microsoft Signature Edition machines that come delivered with just what needs to be on it and nothing to hold it back! That was just so super-sweet! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this machine! I had my reservations being an Asus as anecdotally I don't see Asus quality as being there compared to say an Acer. But I can see they've put time and attention into this computer - offering it as a premium product without that exorbitant fee others charge. I can't speak to heavy-duty use, such as gaming or doing 3D modeling, but for my needs of web surfing, spreadsheets, documents and database designs, as well as watching online videos - this thing has got it NAILED for me! Thank you Asus for a product well done!