"Great Value for the Money..."4.5 starson by kn1015
Pros: Spacious keyboard with MacBook-type keys
Overall feel is rugged and durable
Looks like a business machine
Plenty of USB ports
Clear, bright and wide 16" screen
Ability to burn Rescue discs
Cons: Pentium T4400 processor is okay, but if it was equipped with a Core i3 I would have rated with a solid 5-stars.
Touch screen is a bit small, but that's actually a plus for me
Too much preinstalled bloatware you don't need
Summary: The Asus K60I is a great buy for the money. You will have a very hard time finding anything close on a price/performance basis. The overall feel of this laptop is rugged and durable. Business users will like the fact that it looks like a business machine and incorporates some very nice features like a spacious keyboard, as well as a numeric keypad. The 16" screen is big, clear and bright. Although only a bit larger than most comparable models measuring 15.6", it gives the impression of being much larger. Chicklet style keys similar to the MacBook are a nice touch and make typing much easier. The touch pad is a bit small and I find that a big plus, since I don't hit it nearly as much while I'm typing. The textured flat black deck will keep fingerprints and smudges to a minimum if that bothers you.
Pentium T4400 processor is okay and will probably work well for most people. A Core i3 processor would be better, but I could not find any laptop at $499 that included as many features as the Asus K60I that was equipped with one. Lots of preinstalled "Crapware" that you do not need is included. I purchased mylaptop at BestBuy and they pulled it all off for an additional $40. I usually do not buy into the add on stuff they sell, but this time it was well worth it.