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Pro Good speakers
The two speakers face downwards, however they offer clear audio at a better-than-average volume.
Pro Good array of ports
Besides the DVD drive, all of the ports are on the left side. It has a USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, SD card reader, Ethernet jack, HDMI, VGA port as well as a combination headphone/microphone jack.
Pro CD/DVD drive included
While many modern laptops forego the CD/DVD drive, Asus has included one here. It allows for easier installation of legacy programs, as well as playing DVDs.
Pro Good design
The laptop can be opened with a single finger - a useful design aspect. The top cover also has an attractive radial reflective design, with many ridged circles. On the inside, the individual keys are placed inside of the case, making for an attractive uniform look.
Pro Good specs for everyday use
Dual core Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB RAM, and 500 GB hard drive are enough for web surfing and word processing.
Con TN panel
TN panels are cheaper to manufacturer than IPS panels, and offer much worse viewing angles. You will want to be directly in front of the display when viewing it, otherwise you will start to lose colors. This isn't such a big deal when there is just one person looking at the screen, but when 2+ people try to crowd around it the viewing experience will be poor for anybody not directly in front.