Thaladar , Dec 26, at 3: From my perspective this is one of the main strengths of this system. Basic specification is as follows:. I would also like to note that the optical drive is incredibly quiet both when reading and writing a disk. The base stays cool, with only the area underneath the hard drive generating any heat at all.
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The touchpad was definitely a negative for this system to me.
ASUS A3F notebook | NotebookReview
All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to Asux with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Press the left of the bar for a asys click, and the right for right click. Most I see in threads here are in the multimedia line of notebooks so I’m interested in knowing more about business class serise.
The hinges are sturdy and the base of the system must be held with one hand in order to open the lid; there is very little wobble when the screen is open. I discovered I had to press quiet firmly on the keys for them to register but this may be a symptom of the newness.
The fan has 4 levels off, slow, medium, fast with only the last one being particularly intrusive. There are certainly cheaper options for this specification, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
The base stays cool, with only the area underneath the hard drive generating any heat at all. Asus A8F right side view on top of Acer notebook view large image. Underside of Asus A8F view large image. This is exacerbated by the bevelling on the edge of the lid. Yes, my password is: It is aimed at students and home users on a budget.
I have no experience with tech support at this time obviously due to the short ownership time. I find this is a superior arrangement than the heavier A3ff is only srries noticeable when viewing a very dark or black image however so in everyday use does not pose much of an issue. Asus A8F left side view on top of Acer notebook view large image. Here is some data regarding temperatures before and after undervolting using a 20 minute run of Orthos:.
I also uninstalled Symantec and installed AVG for virus scanning.
Here is the score the Asus A8F received and a comparison to other notebooks:. The other system I auss was the Samsung R20 which at less than has excellent specifications and design.
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This notebook computer is most comfortable with general computing tasks and flies through them all without a hitch. The buttons are directly below, and consists of what essentially amounts to a rocker switch. The rpm hard drive is also a big improvement over the rpm I use: A similar problem occurs with the optical drive.
The keyboard is acceptable, though not spectacular.
Although the Asus A8F is very plain, it manages to look attractive and understated. Power users and gamers should avoid it, as should those looking for something to carry around constantly.
The main problem with the panel in this system is the backlight control: The AC adaptor is the smallest I have seen, and is very light.
What Notebook Should I Buy? As you can see, this a substantial improvement, and given the stability of the undervolts I fail to see why anybody would not do this on their own serids.
Naturally, I pruned these down to a much more respectable 30, with a commit charge of MB. I am not entirely sure why having wireless off has so little effect:. The specification on this system is at the low end of the spectrum, but the dual core processor ensures all standard operations are done with acceptable speed and little lag.
Asus A8F top view view large image.