There is no Bluetooth available on this notebook, nor is there an infrared port neither of which I have any real use for anyway. Every program that I have used has booted up very quickly including Vista itself, which is a beast to run. It is possible to replace the keyboard with one from a different manufacturer if this is something that bothers the owner. Front view with latch, audio ports, and flash card reader. It fits on my lap well and feels like a quality build. The Asus is admirably quiet overall.
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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.
ASmobile S96S notebook ATK0100 ACPI Driver 1043.2.15.65 Windows XP/Vista
The notebook because it is technically branded as a PowerPro A 9: I cannot hear any noise coming from the fans when I am sitting in front of the notebook. Operating system and software I decided to go with Windows Vista Business bit for my operating system.
Battery The standard 6-cell battery delivers moderate battery life. After running HDtune, the temperature was 46 degrees Celsius. Screen The LCD screen is very bright almost too bright for everything that I have wanted to do and there are no canera pixels or leaks noticeable.
In typical Asus fashion, the audio-out is located on the front of the notebook.
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Additionally, I have not had any compatibility issues with Vista and older software or hardware yet. The complete listing is:. Input and output ports I am very pleased with the amount of input and output ports on this notebook.
An optional 9-cell battery is available for those wishing to gain a bit longer battery time. Technical support is provided by phone for the life of the notebook, and this was all included in the price. As for included software, it is minimal. Keyboard and touchpad Overall, the keyboard and touchpad are very easy to use.
I asmoile the S96S over the Compal primarily because of the cheaper price and the current availability. Conclusion Overall, I am very pleased with this notebook and would definitely recommend it to someone else in the market for a new notebook.
However, the keyboard does have a bit of sag noticeable during typing.
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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.
The Asus is admirably quiet overall. All of the basic office and internet related programs load up almost instantaneously for me.
Benchmarks Super Pi comparison results: However, when actually having this thing in front of you, it looks much better and sleeker than the pictures. It is possible to replace the keyboard with one from a different manufacturer if this is something that bothers the owner.
For my personal use, I normally have the notebook plugged in and the battery life has not been an issue. Speakers The built in speakers, are, well, built in notebook speakers. This feature is great for using headphones but somewhat awkward for connecting external speakers.
ASmobile S96S BIOS, Driver, Software, and Utility Download and Update for Windows
I have normally obtained around 2. I think camra is a fantastic price for the configuration and the as,obile support tops it all off and allows me to bypass the typical Asus VBI Verified by Intel build.
The charge of the battery is about the same time 2. However, I did clock the different benchmarks to be discussed next. 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 avgerage transfer rate is This notebook uses a