Z91E is the US barebones name of the A3E. The A3-series is the cheapest Asus chassis, a step below the A6. It has a 4:3 matte screen. The new Sonoma-upgraded 'E' does look a bit better than previous models, though.
Are you sure? They're just slits along the front underneath. My guess is they noticed that the W3 models got hot on the right hand side and this 'solution' is an attempt to guide the airflow from the front, across the harddrive, to the exhaust. It's not really noticable on a light load, but if you run something heavy that will cause the fan to spin up you can feel the draft at the intake.
Original image: Meijern @ Notebookreview.com forums
The vent is in front of the hard drive bay, by the speakers. There are images out there of preproduction W3's with vents underneath, but the production units doesn't have them.
If you're using Power4Gear and it gets too hot on AC, check 'Auto Performance' in the Power4Gear systray context menu and use the 'Game' profile since Asus (for some reason) have disabled dynamic switching of CPU speed on AC OOTB. If it's still to hot for your tastes you might want to kick out...
Originally Posted by Djembe_Rob
I had that small frustration with Power 4 Gear, also. to the best of my knowledge, you can't enable CPU throttling when plugged in.
The 'Game' profile will allow dunamic CPU adjustment on AC.
Had Asus not so annoyingly limited the configurability of Power4Gear it could actually have been useful. It's a bit silly that only two of the profiles have all features unlocked, and then only on battery power.
Originally Posted by AndyMon
Are there currently any notebooks available (or planned) that incorporate ATSC tuners? It would be nice to get over the air Hi Def signals to display on the Hi Res screens (or on an external HD display via DVI or even component outputs). It seems that only NTSC tuners are available.
That seems to be the problem with early adopting. The place with the most widespread adoptation of HD equipment and ever...
Your best bet for getting the Z71V in Norway, besides improting the barebook yourself, is asking the Denmark-based Itbutikken.no to stock it. They have other models from the the 'Vega' brand that also recently added a Z71v based computer to their lineup.
There are several stores selling models built on one of the two most common whitebook competitors: The Compal DL70 and an Inventec (exact model no. unknown). A couple, like Zepto and Netshop, stock both.