I played Counter-strike 1. Gaming isn’t a priority for us and the 17″ is too big for good portability and just gets in the way when used with a big screen on a desk. Please share our article, every link counts! Build quality proved acceptable, with a solid feel. This was in addition to the Asus carrying case and optical scroll-wheel mouse that is included standard. We used the machine for a few days and while we were disappointed by the battery life, we managed to get a little over three hours, which is fine as long as you don’t need to run applications all day long. Not too shabby, I thought it would be worse so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Asus A8Js Review (pics, specs)

It offers everything people are likely to need in reasonable quantities: Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with inch display-diagonal weigh as much. It is one of the best midrange notebooks that we have ever had the pleasure of using, and we can easily recommend it for anyone looking for a good all-around laptop.

It tended to rattle as we typed, but should meet the needs of the average user. Besides pressing the release button, we had to use a flat screwdriver to help pop the battery out.

Gaming isn’t a priority for us and the 17″ is too big for good portability and just gets in the way when used with a big screen on a desk. Included was a carrying case which says Asus Design on it and an Asus optical scroll-wheel mouse.


Specifically, when I had a video chat a88j going with my girlfriend and a browser running at the same time the computer would slow to a crawl and almost beg to be put out of its misery. I bought this laptop because my old laptop, a Compaq Presario Pentium 4 2. Switching from a desktop to a laptop keyboard can be a bit disconcerting, so there’s definitely a learning period where you need to become acclimated to the new layout.

First, the resolution really sets it apart. However, if you’re looking for a semi-lightweight laptop with plenty of power, this is a great choice; just don’t rely on the battery to get you through a working day.

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Now heat and noise, or lack thereof, are pretty important to me. Their Group Buy program just sweetened the deal in an altogether very enjoyable buying experience.

Click to enlarge The battery itself is a 6-cell model rated at Since the A8Js has so much power in such a small package, I worried that a tradeoff for all that power would be large amounts of noise and heat making using it on my lap a risky affair. I was xsus happy with their level of communication and prompt responses. All of this can be relatively difficult to do, and for now there really isn’t much point as the fastest Core 2 Duo processors aren’t significantly better a8h the T Asus has found the niche between thin and light and desktop replacement and I applaud the A8Js for fitting my needs so perfectly.

In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share as of It’s not the sturdiest of screens, aa8j we found a degree of bounce as we typed. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.


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It feels almost metal-like and there is certainly no flex in the area surrounding the keyboard. Initially I was worried because it appeared as though I had not received the US power adapter but it was in the package and installation was simply a matter of snapping on the US power adapter, attaching the antenna, and plugging in the router. The lack of a number keypad might be an issue for some people, but there’s not much that can be done about that in a 14″ chassis.

The keyboard has no flex and the buttons on the laptop all seem to make sense in terms of placement. Asus A8Js Review Source: There are no screen ripples when you push from behind the screen or from the side.

Finally, you’ll find the now standard Asus 1. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. Asus A8Js left side view view large image. Battery life is decent, lasting over two hours for most tasks, and performance was more than acceptable.

We show the least amount of ads whenever possible. But it had to be mobile enough, because I plan on using it for college.