After uninstalling the unnecessary programs I still had 61 processes in the Task Manager was not satisfied until I did a clean install of Vista. It takes about another 35 seconds to load and finish most background and startup software. Intel Core Duo Processor T 1. We will talk about that later. The location of the three USB ports is new to me. The keyboard is a normal, full size set of keys, including function keys that control display output, touchpad use, volume, screen brightness, and other Asus specific functions. It is comfortable to use and feels solid when typing.

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I need a computer 11.3m is portable enough for me to take around campus and powerful enough for me to play games such as Battlefield 2 — or any other high end graphic games. However, you do see a contrast difference when viewing it from a high and low angle.

PCMark05 provides an overall system performance evaluation that includes the graphics card and processor. At first glance the notebook may look matte black but upon closer inspection f3x can see little silver flakes and this covers the whole of the laptop including the keyboard and touchpad.

As noted, the provided six-cell battery provides a measly one hour of battery life under Vista with all features turned on. F3x battery included is a 6-cell lithium ion battery rated at mAh and like the previous models of the W7, the battery protrudes from the fs just a bit.

Light leakage from the screen seems to be biased towards the bottom and may become a problem when watching scary movies or photo editing. As 1.3j the touchpad mouse button, it has an Apple like design. The GB hard drive is partitioned by default into three partitions: There is one thing that is hard to match and that is the 2 year global warranty which comes with the laptop. However the keys themselves are not mushy but are firm and bouncy, given the full sized keys this ca,era is nice to type on.


However, it does not provide enough capacity for long-distance travel or even pixdls server as a school bag. List of other pre-installed software: The camera is a handy feature for video conferencing, but would be used for little else. Then I went to a computer convention in Taipei I live in Taiwan. Asus provided a funky, spacious messenger bag and an Asus branded Logitech optical mouse along with the notebook.

The speakers are located on the bottom of the screen and can be best described as generic. The first few times I used it I fell in love with the screen, and then you start to notice the little details that make this notebook beautiful such as the quality build. One word of warning, the VGA out socket does not have screw holes for the cable to securely connect to the laptop. The W7S is advertised in two distinct versions; the white version features an Intel Core 2 Duo T processor whilst the black version has the T along with asuss bigger hard drive and more RAM.

Asus W7S User Review

Lid open view large image. The chassis is entirely made from strong plastic. This means that boot up times are relatively fast and average transfer rates should not be far behind rpm hard drives. Just by looking at these results they are generally hotter than I am used to seeing and the one that strikes me the most is the GPU with a load temperature of 90C.


There are even two USB ports located at the rear side, which is good for external mouse users. Like all notebooks, the F3sv comes preloaded with unwanted or unnecessary software. It only makes limited sound that comes when initially reading a CD.

The included software is Nero 7 Essentials and Norton Internet SecurityAlthough Asus provides the Nero 7 optical disc, the software is not preloaded. Visit our network of sites: We will talk about that later.

Asus also provides means to submit technical issues online, as well as attain software updates for Asus notebooks. Indicator lights view large image. I thought it was an awesome deal!

Asus F3Ja Review (pics, specs)

The image quality is axus enough for video messaging but lacks details when taking large photos as demonstrated below:. I like to do the occasional .13m so there was a pressing need for a dedicated graphics card; preferably one which supports DirectX 10 as this would help prepare me for future games.

What is even worse is the exhaust vent is located on the right hand side where the mouse would be, off course you can just move the mouse away from the vent but it still warms up the area. Vista is fairly sluggish without 2GB of ram, which is a de facto minimum.