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ASUS W7S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the value for money and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and size are also appreciated. Views about the connectivity and battery are different. The reliability and keyboard get critical comments.

portability, size, usability, screen, price

keyboard, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS W7S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS W7S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of ASUS W7S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

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ASUS W7S W73PT73DD

 

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Asus W7S User Review

 

ASUS has slowly and steadily gained a reputation for churning out quality yet still affordable laptops. Whilst still establishing its brand in the US market, this Taiwanese company has a bigger presence in the Asian and European regions. For this...

Toggle volume switch ; Location of USB ports ; Bluetooth mouse and laptop bag bundled ; Good screen and viewing angles ; Quiet fan ; Solid build ; Card reader ; 2 year global warranty ; Sleek styling ; Latchless system

Exhaust vent on right hand side ; Generic speakers ; Enter' and 'Backspace' key a bit short ; Short battery life ; Bloatware ; 512MB onboard RAM ; Palm rest and keyboard gets uncomfortably warm

People say that first impressions always last, and I believe that this is true with this laptop. The first few times I used it I fell in love with the screen, and then you start to notice the little details that make this notebook beautiful such as the...

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ASUS W7S-B1B

 

Looking for a 13.3-inch notebook with a great screen and fast performance? Look no further than this four-pound beauty.

Beautiful screen ; Solid performance ; Great design ; Lots of extras

Some shrunken keys ; No dedicated multimedia buttons ; RAM maxes out at 1.5GB

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ASUS W7S

 

The ASUS W7S offers powerful performance in a small portable package, and considering that it has discrete graphics, we were surprised it had excellent battery life.

Integrated Webcam, TPM security chip, Discrete graphics card, Long battery life

Design could be more aesthetically pleasing, Only three dedicated shortcut buttons, Expensive

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Asus 13.3" U30Jc Laptop, Optimus-Enabled Mobility

 

It seems like just yesterday that we commented on how many new CULV notebooks had hit the scene, and how Intel had seemingly hit the proverbial sweet spot. These low-voltage Core processors fit perfectly between high-end netbooks and low-end mainstream...

Fantastic Value at Sub-$900 ; Gorgeous Aluminum Design ; Great Trackpad and Keyboard ; Stellar Multimedia Playback ; NVIDIA Optimus

Glossy Display ; So-so Battery Life ; Added Bloatware ; No USB 3.0

In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the Asus U30Jc stood up quite well against the competition, thanks to its Core i3-350M. The NVIDIA Optimus solution, which seamlessly switches between the integrated Intel GMA set and the discrete GT 310M (512MB) GPU,...

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Asus W7S Laptop

 

It might not look as good as an Apple MacBook, but the thin-and-light Asus W7S still shines with its pearly white (or black) case. Plus, it offers excellent features and performance.

Attractive, lightweight design; solid performance; competitive price; comes bundled with extended battery pack, wireless mouse, and carrying case; two-year warranty comes standard

Only one upgradable DIMM; generates substantial heat; cramped keyboard

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Asus W7S review

 

A good-looking, great-performing laptop, but it gets warm

p>Well built Decent performance</p

p>Gets too warm</p

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ASUS W7S

 

The ASUS W7S offers powerful performance in a small portable package, and considering that it has discrete graphics, we were surprised it had excellent battery life.

Integrated Webcam ; TPM security chip ; Discrete graphics card ; Long battery life

Design could be more aesthetically pleasing ; Only three dedicated shortcut buttons ; Expensive

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Asus X70IO-TY021C. Heavy multimedia laptop

 

With the K-series, Asus deliver a line of heavy multimedia laptops. Mobility is not exactly the focus on this hety K70IO; instead it gains its strength from its rock-solid hardware. The price is reasonable and this laptop should be able to meet...

Display (except for glare) ; Performance ; Silent ; Heat or lack thereof ; Price ; Sound ; HDMI

Weight ; Materials ; Battery life

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ASUS W7S

 

Integrated Webcam, TPM security chip, Discrete graphics card, Long battery life

Design could be more aesthetically pleasing, Only three dedicated shortcut buttons, Expensive

The ASUS W7S offers powerful performance in a small portable package, and considering that it has discrete graphics, we were surprised it had excellent battery life.

Product Specifications

The W7S notebook series offers first class computing capability with superior visual enjoyment and enables portable video conferencing without the hassle of bringing a bulky camera and tangling cables. Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go - Intel Core 2 Duo processor in W7S enables breakthrough mobile performance, high-definition capabilities and improved battery life. The W7S notebook series offers first class computing capability with superior visual enjoyment. The widescreen with exclusive ASUS color shine glare-type LCD technology, splendid video intelligence engine and special panel v-cut technology presents images in their true vibrant colors. With built-in microphone and webcam you can stay connected with family and friends without the hassle of external connections and tangling wires!

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.8in/8.9in
Height:1.4in/1.5in
Weight:1.6oz/4.3lbs/4.4lbs
Width:12.3in/12.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1B/A1W/B1B/B2B/B2W/B3B/B3W/PCI-1394-G
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS/ASUS W7S

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92 / k56Flex
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Data Transfer Rate:400Mbps
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type:PCI
Type:FireWire adapter/Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T7300/T7500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1.5GB/1GB
Max Supported Size:2.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G