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Pros: Quick boot up, stylish, good use of function keys, decent power efficiency, more than enough storage capacity for normal use. Good wireless antenna (I can get 130Mbps on wireless n from anywhere in my house or yard 100 feet away). Very quiet and cool. Webcam works great with Skype.
Cons: Lid is a little difficult to grip when opening, battery life reduces significantly with wireless and/or bluetooth turned on (normal but still frustrating), no 12V auto adapter included or even available (Not an unreasonable expectation since the normal power supply has a rated output of 12V @ 3A. I could modify a phone charger to run this thing!). No real preloaded application aside from Skype to use the webcam with. It would be nice to be able to take and edit pictures/video without messaging software. I'm sure I could search and find some freeware, but that's not the point.
Other Thoughts: I really wish it was stated anywhere in the product specs here or on ASUS's website that there was only 1 RAM slot. I looked all over for details before adding a set of dual-channel RAM to my order only to find that there was just one slot when I opened the box!
Speakers are slightly "tinny," but I don't have high expectations for laptop speakers, especially ones this small -if it bothers me too much I'll get bluetooth headphones.
I love the finish. It is the only one available that looks professional to me. I didn't care for the Apple lookalike or other bright, high-gloss finishes even at a better price point. I would have gladly taken a boring satin or matte black finish for $100 less if it was available.
I love ASUS. I've been using their products since 2001, and they haven't let me down - at least in hardware. Their customer service sucks and I'd rather gouge my eye with a rusty spoon than try to find and download drivers from their site, but their hardware rocks.
This review is from: OCZ Rally2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model OCZUSBR2DC-4GB
Pros: -Very fast.
Cons: -As with most flash drives, you either get a cap you might lose, or the USB interface is somewhat exposed. Try not to lose the cap on this one.
Other Thoughts: I bought this drive to replace the 2GB model that my wife accidentally threw away. That drive was also fast, and survived at least 1 trip through the laundry completely unscathed. This one, so far, has not dissapointed either.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZALMAN ZM - NBF 47 Aluminum Heatsinks only
Pros: It's a nice chunk of copper, with fins that are slightly offset to one side. Cools great for a non-fan unit & is highly configurable. Due to the offset it can be rotated to allow more room for PCI & graphics cards.
Cons: Installation is a little tricky. Shipping is nearly half the total cost.
Other Thoughts: The mounts for this thing can be positioned at any corner, and flipped (reversed), and rotated to give an incredible number of mounting options. Unlike the poster below, if you have just a little creativity can have mount this thing nearly anywhere w/ the stock hardwareREAD FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Randall B.
Date Joined: 02/19/03
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