Right side of Asus A8J view large image. Finally, the last button launches some sort of Asus media center. Notice the almost perfect mirror reflection from the glossy type screen when it is black or off which is somewhat exaggerated further due to cover still being on and bright light in the room view large image Since it has a glossy type screen, there is quite a bit of glare when working in really bright areas. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. I have the 2GHz Core 2 Duo and it is blazing fast. Using Battery Power Laptops by Dan Ackerman Dec 19,

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The full specs are below:. There are assus screen ripples when you push from behind the screen or from the side. The installation is a fresh SP2 install, but there are still numerous Windows updates to pay attention to. During my days at the University of Washington, I could do most of my gaming at the school computer lab, but after graduating it became obvious that my Compaq was falling woefully short. Initially I was worried because it appeared as though I had not received the US power adapter but it was in the package and installation was simply a matter of snapping on the US power adapter, attaching the antenna, and plugging in the router.


Their Group Buy program just sweetened the deal in an altogether very enjoyable buying experience. The battery was a cinch to install and is kept securely in place azus a small push button. It was closer to 50 prior to the removal of the other menial applications. Hard drive temperature was at 35 — 40 C most of the time.

Viewing angles are also very good; I can still see the items on the screen even when viewing from some pretty weird angles. But it had to be mobile enough, because I plan on using it for college. On the left side of the machine we have: Bluetooth Wireless Connection on Selected Assu Once those were removed, the processes menu shows 39 processes.

Asus A8Js left side view view large image. The black keyboard contrasts nicely with the silver case and the Asus logo on the lid of the laptop is understated but still impressive.

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Even so, I wanted to install my own copy of XP Pro and then partition lab set up the hard drive according to my likes, so I wiped everything out except for the included Recovery Partition which only takes up 1. Notebook Pc Information Preparing Your Notebook Pc However, if you’re looking for a semi-lightweight laptop with plenty of power, this is a great choice; just don’t rely on the battery to get you through a working day.

The only concern I have is probably the optical drive, which seems a bit awkward to close. Colored Hot Keys Quality journalism is made possible by advertising.

Asus A8Js Review Source: Ssus you have a wireless network, the Intel Wireless configuration utility will nag you to death until you give it attention. On the first boot, I was surprised to receive an error. Ass only other sound I hear is from the optical drive when reading files my optical drive sometimes makes a clicking sound that disappears after a bit, looks like a problem with the optical drive, not the machine itself. Optical Storage Drive Type. The A8Js feels extremely sturdy and the difference when compared with my Compaq is like the difference between an S-Class Mercedes Benz and a Daewoo although I read that Daewoo is making a turnaround — albeit not in the Axus States.


But the screen is only adequate, as is the battery life – less than three hours isn’t good enough for those with long journeys to work on. With battery saving mode on, that number changes to around 2 hours 40 minutes.

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It only starts to become slightly audible at 58 C. Now heat and noise, or lack thereof, are pretty important to me. The exception is if Merom indeed can be put into this machine, then I probably will upgrade.

Laptops by Gordon Gottsegen 10 days ago. ASUS has a new notebook offering that is sure to please most.