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Asus W3V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and value for money are generally positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the usability and touchpad. Views are divided on the keyboard.

design, portability, performance, value for money, battery

sound, touchpad, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus W3V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus W3V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus W3V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, design, value for money, screen, connectivity

build quality, touchpad

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS W3V Intel Pentium M 1.8GHz - 2MB Cache & 533FSB - DDR2 533 - 512MB - 60 GB ( 90NCCA621164612L20 )

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Asus W3V Notebook Review (pics, specs)

 

My current notebook is an ASUS W3V. Asus lists this notebook as a Thin and Light on their website, and this 14 5.5 lb machine certainly fits the description. The W3V is part of Asus' ensemble line and thus most W3Vs have the same specifications, with a...

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Asus W3V Laptop

 

If you want a strong-performing, intelligently designed portable, the Asus W3V may be worth a closer look.

Lots of quick-launch buttons

No docking station available

Though the W3V is not yet available in chain computer stores, the Asus Web site maintains a list of North American resellers

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Asus W3V Notebook (1.8GHz Pentium M, 512MB, 60GB, DVD?RW DL, Windows XP Pro, 14

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner

Lots of quick-launch buttons

No docking station available

A passel of hot buttons adds convenience to this 14.1-inch widescreen.

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Asus W3V Review (pics, specs)

 

The Asus W3V is a jack-of-all-trades notebook. It combines portablility (5 lbs), power (Sonoma 1.86 Ghz CPU 533mhz FSB, ATi X600 64mg), and beauty (aluminum and carbon fiber casing) into an elegant package that draws many looks. I do have to say that...

So far I am very pleased with my choice to purchase the W3V, it has been worth every penny from the sticker price of $1899. What other notebook can be taken on the road with little hinderance, play a graphically intense game such as Half Life 2,...

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Asus W3V

 

AsusTek is already well known for manufacturing motherboards, graphic cards, PDAs, and even notebook chassis for big-time vendors like Apple. The company is now attempting to make a name for itself in the notebook space, and its AsusTek W3V ($1,899...

Good graphics. Compact. Good performance

Gets a bit warm after a while

If you need a lightweight yet powerful laptop, the W3V offers the whole package—right down to the bag.

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Asus W3V

 

Asus's new W3V notebook aims to be a gaming and multimedia powerhouse with looks to match.

Stylish and sleek design ; Thin and light ; Great performance for entertainment and work apps

Significant heat issues ; Not enough USB 2.0 ports

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Asus W3V

 

Asus' new W3V notebook aims to be a multimedia powerhouse with looks to match.

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Great laptop

 

Overall a great laptop. You get the bang for your buck.

Here's what I found when I compared the W3V to my previous laptop Dell Inspiron 8500 (4 y.o.) and my gf's Sony Vaio sz240 ; Great battery life (4hr+ due to the Power4 Gear Utility and its power saving configurations) ; Sleek and Sexy design ; Weight...

Extra buttons on the sides are easy to accidentally hit. Can be annoying at times ; CPU isn't up to par with today's CPUs, but isn't much of a problem ; Speaker output is low

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Great campus laptop

 

Do not be turned off by the brand name. I personally took a risk buying this laptop over a Dell or a Sony, yet I feel I have made the right choice.

Portable, yet powerful. Good, sturdy design. A poor man's Sony laptop, without the fear of the batteries catching on fire. : ) The laptop comes with a program (icon) to convert the FAT32 to NTFS (no biggie)

Last-gen CPU. The hard drive is a bit sluggish on boot (helps battery life last longer though). Some have complained about the side buttons being too sensitive, yet I personally have not encountered any problems with them

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Powerful and Tiny!

 

I replaced my A6Vc with the W3V and I do not regret it. The W3V is easier to carry around, has more functionality and it looks WAY better.

Fast CPU along with 1GB RAM and ATI x600 make this the best small notebook from the ever relable Asus. I love the functionality: All of the connection types I need ; The battery charges very fast and lasts 4 hours for me. This thing burns DVD-RAM...

Only 3 USB ports...I definitely need 4 or more. Other than that, AWESOME

Product Specifications

The W3V is the 14"W gateway that leads you into the cyber world. The lightweight notebook has everything it takes to deliver cinematic graphics display and realistic audio performance. With limitless mobility, you can break away from the real world with just a few clicks whenever and wherever. Open up the ASUS W3V and cruise through the world of virtual reality. Incorporated with the latest technologies from ASUS, the 14" widescreen offers special Color Shine high-brightness and Crystal Shine glare-type LCD technologies, presenting clear and sharp images in their true vibrant colors. Together with discrete graphics for 3D video enhancement, the W3V is the perfect game machine. The W3V offers the unique Audio DJ feature that enables instant music broadcast. Now there is no need to wait for the notebook to boot nor do you have to enter the OS for music enjoyment. The W3V brings the ultimate gaming enjoyment with a touch of aesthetic. The concealed battery hinge and the integrated gapless touch pad create a clean and distraction free worktop as well as eliminate annoying dust accumulation. Housed in a lightweight and compact design, the W3V offers mobility more limitless now than ever. Utilize this feature for high application flexibilities even while the notebook is up and running. Exchange between hard drives, combo drives, DVD-Dual drives and battery packs accordingly to create the perfect smart machine. Get on the data transfer highway with the Intel 915PM chipset. Combined with the DDRII dual-channel memory module, the W3V offers ultra high memory capacity and processing speed with stability. Built-in Bluetooth allows omnidirectional wireless connection and data transfers between the W3V and other digital devices such as, mobile phones and PDAs.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.7in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4.4lbs/4.9lbs/5.5lbs
Width:13in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in/14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:H004H/H005P/H014P/W3V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS/ASUS W3V

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Anthracite / Black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:1.73GHz/1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:740/750
Type:Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X600
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