Asus review

So, first off, I want to make sure that you take everything I say with a grain of salt. Obviously I’m not an expert at anything, and my opinions are my opinions. So please understand that before I delve into what I think of any product that I or anybody that I know buys.

With that being said, I mentioned in this earlier post that I just bought the Asus Zenbook UX305FA. Reviews of this were generally good, and I like Asus products for the most part.

I have to say that I’m pretty happy with the the computer, but thought I should delve into a little more of what I like about it.

1. I like that it’s super light, very thin, and easy to transport. The thing only weighs 3.3 lbs, so that’s a definite plus. I was leaving Anaheim today where I was working on a project, hopped in my car service (great service, check ’em out here: www.limosoffullerton.com), and because of the great size and weight of the laptop, I felt totally comfortable riding in the back of the Lincoln without having a massive, clunky laptop in my hands.

2. It’s fanless. Most laptops that you buy come with a couple fans on the bottom of them, and those fans need to be left uncovered, or you might risk overheating your machine. This can be a huge pain when you don’t have a hard flat surface to rest your laptop on while travelling. Most of the time when busy executives travel, they have a finite amount of time to work with either the tray table under the computer while on a plane, or while at the airport working with their laptop on a table. This fanless system is so good because you never have to worry about it overheating.

3. It’s so easy to use. Obviously, I’ve spoken about the size and weight, but the keyboard and mouse are very good too. Some reviews don’t agree with me, but I find that you simply have to get use to the machine a bit to see how the keyboard and mouse can work best for you.

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IPhone or something new

I’ve had the Iphone for about 4 years now, and I’m pretty use to it’s functionality, but I’m growing a little tired of Apple’s service, so I’m thinking of switching to another service at the end of October, when I have an upgrade coming with Verizon.

So, I ask you, what should I go with? Keep with the IPhone, or go with an Android of some sort? So, I guess this isn’t a review by us on something that we have used, outside of giving you our opinion on the IPhone, but more like asking for a review of other phones so I can make an educated decision.

My review of the IPhone is as follows:

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Finding a good external hard drive

Because I just bought the laptop that I bought, which you can read about in this post, I need to buy an external hard drive. The Asus has a 256 gb solid state drive, which for most should be plenty to store the normal small amount of stuff that people save to a hard drive. For me, that storage would last about a year, and then I would have to upgrade. Since I’m not a fan of upgrading my computer without the absolute need to do, finding a good hard drive would be my solution for storage needs.

Because I love the Wirecutter (wirecutter.com), I chose to go there first. After I looked at that, I went to CNET, which has some great reviews as well. I wanted to spend less than $150, and wanted at least a terabyte of space (hopefully more), which I found I could easily get for that price or less.

 

Here is my criteria:

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The Asus that I just purchased

So, I needed a new laptop, and had a budget of about $700. I often go to thewirecutter.com to get information about the gadgets and technology that I’m going to buy. This site has it all, from reviews to recommendations, and is my go-to website for all technology before I purchase.

I was looking for a small machine that I would be using for mostly internet surfing, creating word documents or spreadsheets, etc. Really, I wanted something that had very fast upload and download capability, not necessarily with a lot of hard drive space. I have external hard drives that I use for all my pictures/videos/file sharing, so that is not necessary.

After doing my initial research, I was making a decision between the Asus Zenbook UX305FA, and the Lenovo Flex 2 14 inch touchscreen laptop.

Both of these machines have Solid State Drives, which, for the layperson, basically has the ability to store your saved data even when there is not a power source present. That’s important to me, as sometimes I leave my laptops running without checking in on them for a while. I’m a bit of an absent minded person when it comes to making sure I save my data, so I like this option better than a traditional hard drive.

The pluses for both machines:

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Welcome to my Blog!

Welcome to my new Blog! I’m very excited to share with everyone what I think about technology in today’s world. Mostly, how I view what I use on a daily basis. I have a few different computers, tablets, laptops, and phones that I have gone through in the past few years, and I will share my experiences with each of them here.

Also, I will talk about how each of them functions outside of the office, mainly while travelling.

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