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alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and screen. The usability and size also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability and keyboard, and there are mixed opinions on the connectivity and battery.

portability, size, usability, screen, value for money

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of ASUS W7S from 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

design, screen, battery, resolution, size

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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...

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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...

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS/ASUS W7S

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz




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


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


OS Provided

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


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


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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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