I have an ASUS UL80jt laptop (i5 U520 4GB) that has been giving me a number of issues since time began, but after some perseverance, it is now a 'nice' experience. I largely use MS office and IE10, but have been looking for a 'buttery smooth' experience. To this end, I have done the following: 1. Upgraded to SSD - big help. 2. Changed my power profile so minimum CPU is at 50% - found it reduces some lag. 3. Changed to Windows 8 - improves a number of issues I won't go into unless someone is interested. 4. Enabled 'turbo 33' mode - found a little benefit. Despite this, things aren't as 'instant' as I would like - opening/closing programs; . Perhaps I am being unrealistic, but tweaking settings that have a small chance of making things faster is fun! Or is that experience only available on desktop CPUs? Any recommendations or comments greatly appreciated. Thanks.