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ASUS W7S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of ASUS W7S. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the price and screen. The portability and design also get good feedback, but many are critical about the keyboard. There are mixed reviews on the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, design, portability, screen, price

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS W7S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the usability and keyboard.

performance, design, screen, image quality, battery

keyboard, usability

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

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Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chicken Royale (NotebookReview.com)

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...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS W7S-B1B Review

 

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

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Ray Willington (hothardware.com)

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,...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Asa Somers (computershopper.com)

Asus W7S Laptop Review and Ratings

 

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

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Asus W7S review

 

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

Well built ; Decent performance

Gets too warm

A decent all-rounder, although it may be a touch warm for some

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Darius Chang (cnet.com.au)

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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Laptopfreak (laptop-review.eu)

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

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Darius Chang (zdnet.com.au)

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.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Worked six weeks in eight months

 

It is very difficult to find a phone number for support. Twice, they lost my address or email. Parts replaced at random without explanation. Support group has less knowledge than I do. ASUS has an LCD problem that they will not admit to. ASUS had a...

Looks good

After six weeks of ownership, the LCD became erratic. Sent it back for repair in October, 2013 and finally got it back on April 21, 2014. The display now not working in another mode. After three hours with the support group, got another RMA and it is...

Apr, 2014

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

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

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Display (Projector)

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.384
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

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

4G: No
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

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:T7300/T7500
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:29760 / 29761 / 35563 / 65707
Processor package size:31 / 35

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