ASUS W7S SATA DRIVER DOWNLOAD
The image quality is good enough for video messaging but lacks details when taking large photos as demonstrated below:. One is located on the left side, one is located on the right and the other is on the back. Asus W7S notebook view large image. Power button 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. Given the small chassis of a Windows Experience Index score view large image.
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W7S FAQ | Laptops | ASUS South Africa
There is one thing that is hard to match and that is the 2 year global warranty which comes with the laptop. The carbon fiber and plastic mixture used to make the body offers a solid design and accounts for the little flex around the laptop.
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. 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.
The complete package view large image. Lid closed view large image.
What is remarkable about this notebook is the lack of noise it produces. Screen mounted speakers view large image. The image quality is good enough for video messaging but lacks details when taking large photos as demonstrated below:.
Asus W7S User Review
One thing I love about this laptop is the jog dial as you tilt the switch up or down to change the volume, and if you push the button inwards it mutes the sound. Optical drive view large image. The included hard drive is the GB Seagate Momentus One thing that is slightly annoying about this laptop is the amount of heat it produces. 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.
The Bluetooth adaptor built in works fine with the Bluetooth mouse included with this laptop. The touchpad is offset to the left side of the laptop and has the same smooth texture ssata the body.
Performance was also important as I do quite a w7e of encoding so the benefits of the Santa Rosa platform would help.
The minor problem that E7s have with the latchless system is that the more acute the angle of the lid is, the higher the tension so you could end up closing the lid with an unintentional slam.
Size comparison between the Bluetooth mouse, power adapter and battery view large image.
Lid open view large image. Power button view large image. The location of the three USB ports is new to me. ASUS has slowly and steadily gained a reputation for churning out quality yet still affordable laptops. 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. If I were to sum up this laptop in three words it would be: At first glance the asta 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.
W7S | Laptops | ASUS South Africa
Overall this laptop packs performance in a portable laptop and has graciously met my needs. Wireless and profile switch view large image. As usual the driver and recovery CDs are included with the laptop.
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. However the heavily criticized MB of onboard RAM leaves only one upgradeable slot which reduces the ability for future upgrades. Horizontal profile view large image. This is reassuring and makes me a happier customer; unless I decide to modify the internals of the laptop. 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.
However the keys themselves are not mushy but are firm and bouncy, given the full sized keys this keyboard is nice to type on.