However the heavily criticized MB of onboard RAM leaves only one upgradeable slot which reduces the ability for future upgrades. Size comparison between the Bluetooth mouse, power adapter and battery view large image. Optical drive view large image. What is remarkable about this notebook is the lack of noise it produces. The touchpad is offset to the left side of the laptop and has the same smooth texture as the body.

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Screen mounted speakers view large image. This might suggest that Asus wanted to sacrifice some of the noise for heat in order to make it a quietly pleasant experience to use this laptop. One is located on the left side, one is located on the right and the other is on the back. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as zsus content posted on this eata becomes a part of the community.

Asus W7S User Review

After using the touchpad with sweaty and cold fingers it still picks up the movements. Wireless and profile switch view large image.

Overall this laptop packs performance in a portable laptop and has graciously met my needs. Although it is still functional at this temperature, I would be more comfortable using a notebook cooler just to cool things down a bit. Even just typing this review on the laptop the keyboard is warm to the touch and the palm rest is getting to the point where it makes my hands sweaty.

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Asus W7S notebook view large image. Performance was also important as I do quite a lot of encoding so the benefits of the Santa Rosa platform would help. Link to Detailed results for 3DMark As usual the driver and recovery CDs are included with the laptop. However the keys themselves are not mushy but are firm and eata, given the full sized keys this keyboard is nice to type on.


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.

The Bluetooth adaptor built in works fine with the Bluetooth mouse included with this laptop. 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. I zata encountered no major problems yet so there is no need for me to use their customer support.

However when you start doing CPU intensive tasks like benchmarking, the fan starts to become audible which is similar to the sound of the DVD drive spinning. After uninstalling the unnecessary programs Ws7 still had 61 processes in the Task Manager was not satisfied until I did a clean install of Vista.

At first glance the notebook may look matte black but upon closer inspection you can see little silver flakes and this covers the whole of the laptop including the keyboard and touchpad. The first few times I used it Sara 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.


Either way this laptop is warm. Vertical viewing angle view large image. Even if I do find a problem I would probably use the Asus online support forum first as it is surprisingly resourceful with its developed online community.

Overhead view of keyboard and touchpad view large image. This means that boot up times are relatively fast and average transfer rates should not be far behind rpm hard drives.

The included hard drive is the Saata Seagate Momentus One thing that is slightly annoying about this laptop is the amount of heat it produces. The one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb on this laptop is the 1.

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Indicator lights view large image. There is also a switch on the top left aaus which allows the WiFi and Bluetooth to be switched on or off.

Windows Experience Index score view large image. Lid open view large image. This allows some flexibility in connecting the laptop to certain devices but the problem with the dispersed USB ports is that wire management can become messy; especially when you have the adaptor plugged in. Though not alarmingly flex it shows that this keyboard is not perfect in that sense. Optical drive view large image.