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. This might suggest that Asus wanted to sacrifice some of the noise for heat in order to make it a quietly pleasant experience to use this laptop. 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 and touchpad. As usual the driver and recovery CDs are included with the laptop. After using the touchpad with sweaty and cold fingers it still picks up the movements. Link to Detailed results for 3DMark Although it is still functional at this temperature, I would be more comfortable using a notebook cooler just to cool things down a bit.
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The included hard drive is the GB Seagate Momentus The touchpad is offset to the left side of the laptop and has ashs same smooth texture as the body.
Asus W7S User Review
The one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb on this laptop is the 1. Light leakage view large image. This is reassuring and makes me a happier customer; unless I decide to modify the internals of the laptop.
As usual the driver and recovery CDs are included with the laptop. Sample picture taken outdoors from webcam view large image.
Optical drive view large image. I have encountered no major problems yet so there is no need for me to use their customer support. The speakers are located on the bottom of the screen and can be best described as generic. Screen mounted speakers view large image. Power button view large image. Light leakage from the screen seems to be biased towards the bottom and may become a problem when watching scary movies or photo editing.
One is located on the left side, one is located on the right and the other is on the back.
One thing that is slightly annoying about this laptop is the amount of heat it produces. The battery included is a 6-cell lithium ion battery rated at mAh and like the previous models of the W7, the battery protrudes from the body just a bit. Here is a table showing the different temperatures achieved:.
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 The image quality is good enough for video messaging but lacks details when taking large photos as demonstrated below:.
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.
Although it is still functional at this temperature, I would be eata comfortable using a notebook cooler just to cool things down a bit. Size comparison between the Bluetooth mouse, power adapter and battery view large image.
Asus W7S User Review
After using the touchpad with sweaty and cold fingers it still picks up the movements. The W7S is advertised in two distinct versions; the white aaus features an Intel Core 2 Duo T processor whilst the black version has the T along with a bigger hard saa and more RAM.
Overall this laptop packs performance in a portable laptop and has graciously met my needs. The Bluetooth adaptor built in works fine with the Bluetooth mouse included with this laptop.
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However the heavily criticized MB of onboard RAM leaves only one upgradeable slot which reduces the ability for future upgrades. 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. Lid open view large image. Windows Experience Index score view large image. This means that boot up times are relatively fast and average transfer rates should not be far behind rpm hard drives. The complete package view large image.
One word of warning, the VGA out socket does not have screw holes for the cable to securely connect to the laptop. 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.
The T is no slouch when it comes to raw performance well at the time of writing and topped off with the Santa Rosa platform the increased memory bandwidth linking the CPU and RAM further increases the performance which is generally reflected in gaming, encoding and benchmarks.
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.