Viewing angles are standard for a glossy screen, with colours quickly fading in the vertical. 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 base stays cool, with only the area underneath the hard drive generating any heat at all. Separate buttons and a more defined touchpad would be an improvement. The long battery life and silence make it the perfect choice for students looking to work in a lecture or in the library. I find this is a superior arrangement than the heavier The integrated webcam is acceptable for use with instant messengers and the like, being of VGA quality.
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Next we looked at brands and I was keen to avoid Acer I own one and am not particularly enamoured with it and Dell she dislikes the design. I zsus owned and used many laptops and not encountered one as quiet or as cool as this one. The great thing about dual core is the lack of application hanging.
I would also like to note that the uadio drive is incredibly quiet both when reading and writing a disk. There is some flex in the screen frame but I find that this situation very rarely occurs in everyday usage. For most users the keyboard will be fine and I am probably being quite harsh in my judgement. The construction is all plastic, yet seems fairly sturdy.
The system was purchased for including shipping from http: The line out is on the left side of the system, which I find to be a superior location than on the front. Asus Aeus right side view on top of Acer notebook view large image.
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The touchpad was definitely a negative for this system to me. To cut a long story short, the Asus A8F was within budget and met all requirements. The integrated webcam is acceptable for use with instant messengers and the like, being of VGA auss. Power users and gamers should avoid it, as should those looking for something to carry around constantly.
I found it slightly spongy, if that is the correct terminology. It is one of the flush designs with only a slight gap around the perimeter to separate it from the wristrest. I am not sure right handed audjo users will enjoy their location, nor the air vent at the right side.
If z8f use memory cards frequently, this may be a problem for you. Included mouse accessory view large image. Knowing her penchant for treating technology badly however, the gloss black lid was unlikely to stay perky for long.
The card reader works fine, however has a poor design. Basic specification is as follows:.
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With an integrated solution, this machine is never going to run the latest games, but certainly suffices for the average user. From my perspective this is one of the main strengths of this system.
I actually got my MemoryStick stuck in the slot since the cards are literally consumed in the space. 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. Asus A8F next to Acer Aspire view large image.
Asus includes a recovery partition in addition to a destructive restore disk. The keyboard is acceptable, though not spectacular.
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The notebook as a whole is slightly thicker than I would prefer, giving it a somewhat bulky look from some angles. Versus my Acer it seems substantially more rigid and better constructed, though this may be due to the smaller chassis. Viewing angles are standard for a glossy screen, with colours quickly fading in the vertical. I find this is a superior arrangement than the heavier The hinges are sturdy and the base of auvio system must be held with one hand in order to open the lid; there is very little wobble when the screen is open.
Underside of Asus A8F view large image. Keyboards are a very subjective piece of equipment so it is difficult to comment objectively, but for my money I disliked typing on it.