I prefer the matte look, but accept the greater contrast is nice in some conditions. Coming from my single core processor, being able to run a virus scan and still have a usable system is a great improvement. No extended warranty was purchased. I am not entirely sure why having wireless off has so little effect:. PCMark05 is a synthetic benchmark tool that measures overall system performance.

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I have no experience with tech support at this time obviously due to the short ownership time.

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Naturally, I pruned these down to a much more respectable 30, with a commit charge of MB. On the right we have another 2xUSB, centrally located. This was a system she fell in love with, but at nearly it was expensive for what it offered.

For most users the keyboard will be fine and I am probably being quite harsh in my judgement. It is aimed at students and home users on a budget. The main problem with the panel in this system is the backlight control: I found this useful since I prefer to use Office My girlfriend was neutral over XP vs Vista, but my own research told me that to get similar performance using Vista requires better specifications and thus higher cost.

This does not seem to impact performance so far however, with the system coping with all admittedly tame tasks I have thrown at it.

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It xsus one of the flush designs with only a slight gap around the perimeter to separate it from the wristrest. Similar activities on AC power resulted in the fan spinning at the low setting.

I would also like to note that the optical drive is incredibly quiet both when reading and writing a disk. The line out is on the left side of the system, which I find to be a superior location than on the front.

Unfortunately it is very difficult to know which button you are going to press or indeed, if you press any button at all. Asus A8F right side view on top of Acer notebook view large image. The crux of the issue with this laptop is that it performs with sufficient speed to appear fast to the end user, despite the fact it lags behind in benchmarks. HDTune measures the hard drive performance of a system.

A similar problem occurs with the optical drive. I am not entirely sure why having wireless off has so little effect:.

Asus A8F Notebook Review

The optical drive is fairly standard by all accounts, the only notable features being its silence and Lightscribe abilities. I am not sure right handed mouse users will enjoy their location, nor the air vent at the right side.

To cut a long story short, the Asus A8F was within budget and met all requirements.

The construction is all plastic, yet seems fairly sturdy. The location of the USB ports is somewhat unusual but provides decent awus for your peripherals since there are 5 of them. Asus A8F on top of Acer notebook view large image. The ExpressCard ensures compatibility for future cards. The sound, as on almost all laptops, is poor from the speakers and lacks any bass. Viewing angles are standard for a glossy screen, with colours quickly fading in the vertical.

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Nevertheless, having seen the benefits of undervolting on my own system, I decided to do this on the Asus. I also uninstalled Symantec and installed AVG for virus scanning.

Versus my Acer it seems substantially more rigid and better constructed, though this may be due to the smaller chassis. I prefer the matte look, but accept the greater contrast is nice in some conditions.

Press the left of the bar for a left click, and the right for right click. The Dell had a great battery life for its size and the specification was sufficient for her needs basic office use, internet, messaging, music. The notebook as a whole is slightly thicker than I would prefer, giving it a somewhat bulky look from some angles.