Left side view with lock slot and optical drive. An optional 9-cell battery is available for those wishing to gain a bit longer battery time. Vista Business has not crashed or demonstrated any problems yet. I am pleased with the amount of function keys that are integrated into the keyboard and the touchpad scroll works very accurately. However, when actually having this thing in front of you, it looks much better and sleeker than the pictures. For my personal use, I normally have the notebook plugged in and the battery life has not been an issue.
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It fits on my lap asmkbile and feels like a quality asombile. The Asus is admirably quiet overall. Technical support is provided by phone for the life of the notebook, and this was all included in the price. The notebook because it is technically branded as a PowerPro A 9: Additionally, I have not had any compatibility issues with Vista and older software or hardware yet. The avgerage transfer rate is However, I did clock the different benchmarks to be discussed next.
Barebone Set ASmobile S96S ” WXGA, SK,DVD-RW SuperMulti, SATAII, GLAN,BT,cam
The case is plastic but asmobie and appears to be pretty sturdy and solid. Keyboard and touchpad Overall, the keyboard and touchpad are very easy to use. Additionally, this notebook came with an available PortBar IV option which is basically a docking hub for Asus computers that I have not used as of yet.
Reason for buying When compared to the big name notebook manufacturers, Asus offers a generally better price asmonile more specificity in choosing options. 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.
However, when actually having this thing in front of you, it looks much better and sleeker than the pictures. My screen is a X resolution, as this was the only choice for this computer. Benchmarks Super Pi comparison results: Left side view with lock slot and optical drive.
Barebone Set ASmobile S96S 15.4″ WXGA, SK,DVD-RW SuperMulti, SATAII, GLAN,BT,cam
It is possible to replace the keyboard with one from a different manufacturer if this is something that bothers the owner. Conclusion Overall, I am very pleased with this notebook and would definitely recommend it to someone else in the market for a new notebook.
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. All in all, I am very happy with this resolution setting on this size of monitor as it keeps everything a manageable size to read when switching from program to program.
Vista Business has not crashed or demonstrated any problems yet. Front view with latch, audio ports, and flash card reader.
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If you want any bass however, you should consider using external speakers. The new Seagate Momentus I am pleased with the amount of function keys that are integrated into the keyboard and the touchpad scroll works very accurately. After running HDtune, the temperature was 46 degrees Celsius.
They are comparable to other notebook speakers that I have heard. Heat and noise As far as heat goes, the only place that tends to get warm after a few hours of heavy use is the right palm area. This card has worked fantastic for my home and school networks so far and seems to have ample range. This feature is great for using headphones but somewhat awkward for connecting external speakers.
I chose the S96S over the Compal primarily because of the cheaper price and the current availability. I think 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.
This notebook uses a As for included software, it is minimal. The manufacturer provided the OEM Vista Business disc along with all of the Asus drivers and program discs with the notebook.