This is only really noticeable when viewing a very dark or black image however so in everyday use does not pose much of an issue. On the plus side, the keyboard is very quiet indeed. I have no experience with tech support at this time obviously due to the short ownership time. HDTune measures the hard drive performance of a system. Out of the box boot time was around 55 seconds to the desktop, with another 5 seconds for all tray programs to be loaded.
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An external sound card would be recommended for those with higher demands however.
Asus A8F Notebook Review
It is very unobtrusive in the screen bezel, which I much prefer to showy designs. HDTune measures the hard af8m performance of a system. Asus A8F right side view on top of Acer notebook view large image. My girlfriend was neutral over XP vs Vista, but my own research told me that to get similar performance using Vista requires better specifications and thus higher cost.
Bluetooth is provided by Toshiba and also works without incident with my Sony Ericsson Ki. I attained stable voltages of 0.
Asus A8F next to Acer Aspire view large image. No extended warranty was purchased. With an integrated solution, this machine is never going to run the latest games, but certainly suffices for the average user.
If you use memory cards frequently, this may be a problem for you. I found it slightly spongy, if that is the correct asis. Asus A3F notebook view large image. The keyboard is acceptable, though not spectacular. The great thing about dual core is the lack of application hanging.
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As you can see, this a substantial improvement, and given the stability of the undervolts I fail to see why anybody would not do this on their own system. The Asus A8F is an excellent choice for people on a relatively tight budget looking for a portable system to do general office tasks.
This is exacerbated by the bevelling on the edge of the lid. Next we looked at brands and I was keen to avoid Acer I own one and am not particularly enamoured with llan and Dell she dislikes the design. The buttons are directly below, and consists of what essentially amounts to a rocker switch.
This is only really noticeable when viewing a very dark or black image however so in everyday use does not pose much of an issue. A8m A8F on top of Acer notebook view large image. The included Asus carry bag and optical mouse are nice touches for first time users.
I would also like to note that the optical drive is incredibly quiet both when reading and writing a disk. Visit our network of sites: Like many cheaper screens, there is backlight bleed from the base of the panel as can be seen in the shots below.
After I tweaked the system by removing obvious bloatware, that time was reduced to 42s and 45s respectively. Press the left of asuw bar for a left click, and the right for right click. Included mouse accessory view large image.
This notebook computer is aln comfortable with general computing tasks and flies through them all without a hitch. Basic specification is as follows:.
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Fortunately there are no dead pixels and I found the screen as a whole to be a step up from those on Acer laptops. The long battery life and silence make it the perfect choice for students looking to work in a lecture or in the library. There is some flex in the screen frame but I find that this situation very rarely occurs in everyday saus.
Through high quality headphones, the integrated audio sounds acceptable with a fairly low noise floor. I discovered I had to press quiet firmly on the keys for them to register but this may be a symptom of the newness.