The lid is made of magnesium alloy and plastic which blends well with the rest of the body; however when you twist the screen there is still some bending but not enough to worry about it. Overhead view of keyboard and touchpad view large image. Though not alarmingly flex it shows that this keyboard is not perfect in that sense. Either way this laptop is warm. The image quality is good enough for video messaging but lacks details when taking large photos as demonstrated below:.

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One is located on the left side, one is located on the right and the other is on the back. On the whole it should be safe to say that the battery life on this notebook is not something to brag about by current standards.

Asus W7S User Review

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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 a bigger hard drive and more RAM. The speakers are located on the bottom of the screen and can be best described as generic.

ASUS has slowly and steadily gained a reputation for churning out quality yet still affordable laptops. 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. The location of the three USB ports is new to me. Link to Detailed results for 3DMark I like to do the occasional gaming 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.


Asus W7S User Review

Optical drive view large image. There is one thing that is hard to match and that is the 2 year global warranty which comes with the laptop.

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.

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The black version I am reviewing is not the standard version because in the place I bought mine there are many variants of the W7S series, to be specific the model number of this notebook is W7S-3P Horizontal profile view large image. The first few times I used it I fell in love with the screen, and then you start to notice the ws details that make this notebook beautiful such as the quality build.

The laptop was purchased and was taken home on the same day. Overhead view of keyboard and touchpad view large image. Power button view large image. Screen mounted speakers view large image. I have encountered no major problems yet so there is no need for me to use their customer support.

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What is remarkable about this notebook is the lack of noise it produces. Wireless and profile switch view large image.


The notebook arrived at the time when I would be asud at university and the fact that I travel overseas quite frequently meant that a relatively portable Although it is still functional at this temperature, I would be more comfortable using a notebook cooler just to cool things down a bit.

The sales person at the shop told me that I should be expecting hours battery life of general use; at first I had my doubts and so I decided to prove it. Performance was also important as I do quite a lot of encoding so the benefits of the Santa Rosa platform would help.

If I were to sum up this laptop in three words it would be: This means that boot up times are relatively fast and average transfer rates should not be far behind rpm hard drives. Maybe I am just xata over critical but I guess cramming a 2.

Light leakage view large image. On this particular model of the W7S it comes with Windows Vista Home Premium and when I switched the laptop on for the first aata I was greeted with the usual load of bloatware. 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 asux touchpad.

People say that first impressions always last, and I believe that this is true with this laptop. Front side view large image.