In typical Asus fashion, the audio-out is located on the front of the notebook. Every program that I have used has booted up very quickly including Vista itself, which is a beast to run. This feature is great for using headphones but somewhat awkward for connecting external speakers. An optional 9-cell battery is available for those wishing to gain a bit longer battery time. Reason for buying When compared to the big name notebook manufacturers, Asus offers a generally better price and more specificity in choosing options. Screen The LCD screen is very bright almost too bright for everything that I have wanted to do and there are no dead pixels or leaks noticeable. There is no Bluetooth available on this notebook, nor is there an infrared port neither of which I have any real use for anyway.
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Additionally, I have not had any compatibility issues with Vista and older software or hardware yet. An optional 9-cell battery is available for those wishing to gain a bit longer battery time.
I have not had any problems with any of this software, and it has been very nice not to have to delete a million trial versions of different programs. I also compared this to the HP dv, but the Asus beat the HP hands-down due to better selection of higher end graphics cards and processors, and a much cheaper price without all of the HP preloaded junk.
Operating system and software I decided to go with Windows Vista Business bit for my operating system. The Asus is admirably quiet overall. The only component that makes noticeably noise is the optical drive, but only when burning a cd or dvd.
Asus S96S Review
Technical support is provided by phone for the life of the notebook, and this was all included in the price. It fits on my lap well and feels like a quality build.
Vista Business has not crashed or demonstrated any problems yet. My screen is a X resolution, as this was the only choice for this computer.
I xsmobile this is a fantastic price for the configuration and the warranty support tops it all off and allows me to bypass the typical Asus VBI Verified by Intel build. 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.
Input and output ports I am very pleased with the amount of input and output ports on this notebook.
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The new Seagate Momentus Customer support Although I have not had to use the customer support from Powernotebooks. Although Vista does have its fair share of annoying quirks, I have been able to customize it to suit my needs. The other notebook I primarily compared this to before buying was the not quite released yet Compal IFL However, I did clock the different caera to be discussed next. The case is plastic but thick and appears to be pretty sturdy and solid. However, the keyboard does have a bit of sag noticeable during typing.
I am pleased with the amount of function keys asmkbile are integrated into the keyboard and the touchpad scroll works very accurately. This notebook uses a Screen The LCD screen is very bright almost too bright for everything that I have wanted to do and there are no dead pixels or leaks noticeable.
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Visit our network of sites: I cannot hear any noise coming from the fans when I am sitting in front of the notebook. Conclusion Overall, I am very pleased with this notebook and would definitely recommend it to someone else in the market for a new notebook. The complete listing is:. I chose the S96S over the Compal primarily because of the cheaper price and the current availability.
Additionally, this notebook came with an available PortBar IV option asmlbile is basically a docking hub for Asus computers that I have not used as of yet. However, when actually having this thing in front of you, it looks much better and sleeker than the pictures.
The manufacturer provided the OEM Vista Business disc along with all of the Asus drivers and program discs with the notebook. This card has worked fantastic for my home and school networks so far and seems to have ample range. The avgerage transfer rate is Keyboard and touchpad Overall, the keyboard and touchpad are very easy to use.
For my personal use, I normally have the notebook plugged in qsmobile the battery life has not been an issue.