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ASUS W7S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and screen are overall positive. The usability and size also get good views. Some have doubts about the keyboard. There are some mixed views about the connectivity and battery.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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 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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Amazon 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.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS Zenbook Prime UX31A

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Good Device, Mine Had Issues

 

If the replacement unit works as it should, I can honestly say that this is the best laptop purchase I've ever had. I've owned several over the last couple years, and the portability of this one is astounding. Don't expect it to be a...

The Zenbook is incredibly thin and light, by far my favorite laptop I have owned. The SSD makes it boot rapidly (when it boots, I'll get to that later), and the screen is excellent. It comes with a USB to ethernet adapter and a mini-VGA to VGA adapter,...

My Zenbook had some issues booting. Immediately after the first Windows update it had to run a chkdsk and quite a few sectors had to be repaired. After that it would not run Windows updates at all, had BSOD, and wouldn't let me uninstall programs...

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Just got mine

 

All in all, I think I'm satisfied with this purchase. I was going for a super light, super thin laptop I can use for school (anything but a tablet!), and this seems like it'll work out fine. ;3

Mine just arrived today, and I have to say, it certainly feels nice. Light, very thin, super quick startup... Decent specs on such a little thing

My charger is a little... finicky. It charges well enough, but if you rotate the male part that enters the computer, it stops ; I've noticed what others here are complaining about the keyboard sometimes missing keystrokes. It seems to me that this only...

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Excellent build quality

 

1. I set it up to dual boot Ubuntu 13.04. Runs fine, no issues. 2. Wish ASUS had added a displayport adapter to support 2560x1440+ resolutions and provided a displayport/hdmi to vga converter instead of mini-VGA port. They could then use the space to...

1. My unit had a 1600x900 screen even though this page listed 1366x768. That was awesome ; 2. Super thin ; 3. Awesome build quality: feels like very well made sturdy laptop. All metal enclosure and keys ; 4. Reminds me of the macbook airs that I have...

1. Default firmware/drivers need to be updated right away to make the touchpad work well ; 2. Battery life is not as long as I had expected. I am seeing at 5-6 hours in normal usage at best ; 3. My unit was clearly preowned and had fairly minor...

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ux-31 zenbook

 

Buying this laptop is much like playing roulette, except 5 times out of 6, you get a good laptop, but the 6th time? you get something that makes you want to commence banging your head into a flaming wall, made out of rusty nails and chalkboards.

When viewing ultrabooks or any consumer grade Laptop, the well-known phrase "Beauty is only skin comes to mind" , but not with this zenbook. the ux-31 comes with a full aluminum chassis with a 1600x900 display, numerous expansion and display ports, and...

I knew I was taking a risk by purchasing a refurb, but I wasn't prepared for anything bad, as my other Asus products arrived and worked without any hitches. This was not the case with this laptop, even as I type this review the keyboard seems to ignore...

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Not sure about this one

 

The very first day I owned this computer I had the internet connectivity issue that's been reported by another owner here. I followed all the steps I could to get it to work and was happy. Then a few hours later I put the computer to sleep and when I...

Fast, sleek, light computer that looks and runs great

Same internet connectivity issue that's been reported elsewhere

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