Atop the keyboard next to the Wi-Fi switch is another handy feature: The back also has the S-video port and the power plug. From below, it gets dark and then colors turn negative from extreme angles. The rear-mounted power pack, which adds about a couple of centimetres to the footprint of the laptop, lasted 2. The Intel GMA graphics card will not satisfy gamers who play new games, but it is more than suitable for other tasks. From slightly above the image washes out rapidly. Tablets by Joshua Goldman Dec 13,

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ASUS W5A – 12.1″ – Pentium M 740 – Win XP Pro – 512 MB RAM – 40 GB HDD Series

Unfortunately this is only upgradeable to MB, which is more than enough for most tasks, but might limit photographers and video editors. Should you buy a refurbished iPad? Three screen-frame shortcut buttons provide a quick way to activate the camera and take a picture, zoom into a scene digitally up to three times, and turn on the microphone for sound with videos.

This is especially noticeable when watching dark movies. I have to complain though because the backspace, enter, and right shift keys are too small.


There are attractive blue lights to indicate various things such as power, wireless status, and battery. The added bonus of a built in web cam, Bluetooth, a slick wireless mouse ww5a an included carry case make the W5A a good value too.

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more. Its large keyboard extends fully to the edges and the screen has a thin, even bezel.

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The purchasing process assu the W5A is somewhat unique because there are no options. There are many other commendable Asus resellers, ask around in our Asus discussion forums to find more: Mobile Intel GM Express.

The battery is rated at 4 hours, although I found this hard to achieve, even with their included power schemes for maximum battery saving, which drop the processor to MHz.

Asus W5A Review (pics, specs)

Pictures appear alongside the asux window as drag-and-drop thumbnails bound for a folder, email or the recycle bin. The W5A is fairly easy to expand for a small laptop.

Asus W5A back side view view larger image. Unfortunately the VGA port is also on the right. The Asus W5A gets fairly warm on the bottom, especially on the right side where the hot air exit is. It also has a neat design for closing. View our privacy policy before signing up. Samsung Notebook 9 Pen for Video Memory Memory Allocation Technology. Asus W5A Above view collapsed open view larger image. Hard drive performance with the Asus W5A is measurably slower than notebooks with faster or rpm drives.


A or rpm drive would have been preferred, because they truly make a noticeable difference with little to no impact on battery life. The Asus W5A is a good looking machine.

Asus W5A Review | ZDNet

Assu our network of sites: Miscellaneous Included Laptop Accessories. Mainboard Data Assus Speed. Asus W5A oblique angle view view larger image. Operating system and software: Work, play and everything in between, it’s all better on a bigger screen with great tools to boost your experience. The back also has the S-video port and the power plug. Level 1 is a huge jump down from 2, and even appears to turn off one of the two backlights the left one. Somewhat unique to the Asus, there are a full 16 selectable brightness levels.