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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of ASUS W5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and durability. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, durability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS W5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Asus W5


A built-in, swiveling Webcam highlights the Asus W5A. This small, off-white laptop shows its stuff on a 12.1-inch WXGA wide screen, and the entire notebook weighs just 3 pounds without its power adapter. You can record video or snap stills at all...

The W5A comes with a printed manual and a thorough Acrobat-based manual (although the latter has no links, making it difficult to search-navigate. Two black carrying cases-- a full-size nylon one and a soft slip-on--are included

May, 2005

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

ASUS W5 laptop review


Let's get something out of the way first; when we were first shown the W5 we were informed that it was designed with female notebook users in mind. Apart from the fact that you can get this notebook in either icy white or in a lacquered black colour,...

Choice of colours, built-in web-cam

Poor graphics

With looks to match its performance, Asus has put together something a little special in the W5, which is destined to be a winner.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: (

Asus W5


Good things do come in small packages

Good office performance, 4 hours battery life, Very portable

512MB of memory, Typically poor 3D scores

As before, the W5 also proved to be a highly usable system. 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet and 802.11g Wi-Fi provide networking capabilities, but disc creation is confined to CD-RW. With a well-designed interface and a sturdy, well-spaced keyboard, usability...

Apr, 2005