Originally Posted by aliensub
I myself have never used a desktop tft, only laptops, so thats my basis. I compare it too what I have seen on other laptops, and this is really great and clear.
I would also love to have a laptop which had all my wishes granted, but since it´s a complete product I have no control of it except for a few things. With desktops it´s easier because you can choose all the parts yourself, including kabinet, fans, keys etc. So in my opinion a laptop is always some sort of a compromise, and in this instance this was the best, only a few nagging things.
Aliensub makes an excellent point here, and I think that in the M6N Asus has gotten much of it right. What would I change?? I'm a very detail oriented person and find myself really needing to reach to come up with things to list on the "con" side:
-- I'd import the WSGA+ into the US market and I'd fix the gradient issue on the SXGA+.
--There's a ledge around the front and 2 sides of the unit that leaves the eject button for the combo drive a bit recessed, which makes me have to search slightly more than I might otherwise. OTOH, it doesn't take long to get the location dialed in and having it recessed keeps me from bumping in accidentally.
--I sometime accidentally bump the buttons of the audio dj unit, but still would prefer them to be located where they are than like on some other machines where you have to open the cover to access them.
--I like having the USB ports and power cables in the rear rather than the sides, as it helps keep cables out of my work space. Some might argue having them on the sides makes it easier to plug and unlpug things.
--The unit gets a bit warm on the underside, but not on palm rests, and is comparable to other Centrinos I've used. Definitely significantly cooler than a client's Toshiba Satellite I was working on recently. If you were concerned abut this don't even think about a P4 machine. Maybe scale back to 1.4 GHz cpu and a 4200 RPM dirve.
These are all very nit picky and in the end a matter of personal preference. But once again, to summarize, overall this is an very fine machine that I like quite well.