The DVD "problem" was easy to fix - he just got a different program. Don't use the included crap.
post #21 of 50
4/24/06 at 7:31pm
Originally Posted by tjw102
Thanks alot for the review!!
Yeah thought the English version hard drive is 4200rpm, but you can upgrade it at www.asuslaptop.co.uk to 5400rpm for 109+VAT, or stick in a 60gb 7200rpm for 99+VAT. Tempting!
Anyword on the RAM speed?
|Hi, I dont actually have the W3J anymore. The 4200rpm hard drive was too slow and causing bottlenecking. But with a faster hard drive it would have been a perfect laptop and I may consider one in the near future. I still thoroughly recommend it.
The heat is a bit of an issue if you are right handed and using a mouse on that side, you definitely feel the heat like there is a mini hairdryer on low warming your hand but all the while I was monitoring the temperature and I dont believe it went into the 60s once. At one point I held my hand in front of the vent while playing an intensive game to see how long I could keep it there and it was fine, it didnt burn. Considering how amazing this laptop is, the heat wasnt an issue for me at all. As far as I could tell, the inside was keeping under 60 because the hot hair was being pumped out of the side.
I cant think of any other points apart from what I wrote in the review - great screen, compact and light, quality build, decent sound.
Bad points being the dvd skipping a little which I more or less solved with a decent dvd player (Theatretek was the best) and of course the slow hard drive which made me sent it back, If they offered me a faster drive I would have taken it in a second but it wasnt available at the time.
Originally Posted by crisrees
I don't suppose they make a W3J with a 15.4 screen size?
From the reviews and people comments, this is exactly what I am looking for, if it was only a 15.4 screen size!