Asus W1N detailsElvis_Himselvis (or anyone else who might know),
I am on the brink of ordering a W1N and am curious about a few things...
I noticed from various online photos that the "Fn" key is at the bottom-left corner of the keyboard, and that the "Ctrl" key is to the right of it. It's not a showstopper for me, but I personally don't like that configuration and wonder if there's an option in the W1N's BIOS that would allow the functionality of said two keys to be swapped. I know that the Sony Vaio VGN-A190 notebook has that BIOS feature (interestingly, though, I wouldn't need to change anything since Sony already places the "Ctrl" key at the bottom-left corner). I wish all laptop manufacturers would offer key layouts that very closely mimic the layout of standard full-size keyboards (minus the numeric keypad, as that would take up too much space). IMO, it's a shame that laptop designers leave as much space to the sides of keyboards as they do (especially on systems sporting 15" to 17" displays). Either that, or they take up the room with speakers, which could easily be placed elsewhere. Instead, the designers cram the keys and/or put them in all sorts of awkward arrangements (i.e. some requiring that the "Fn" key be pressed in order to invoke "PgUp"/"PgDn", etc.). Also, few offer the Ins/Home/PgUp & Del/End/PgDn keys in a double-row arrangement, nor do they provide a "Ctrl" key to the right of the space bar (Sadly, both of these things are engrained in the somatic memory cells of my right hand). I applaud Compaq, Dell, and Compaq for preserving the tried & true keyboard layout that's familiar to "old school" desktop users like myself.
Also, does the W1N's brushed aluminum shell readily transfer heat; or has Asus nicely designed the unit to dissipate the heat elsewhere, thus allowing for true "laptop" use over lengthy durations?
Lastly, when I am at my work office, I prefer to use a full-size keyboard and regular mouse, as well as, to wire in to the network. Unfortunately, Asus does not appear to offer a port replicator/docking station for the W1N. For the sake of convenience, I could use a USB hub to centralize connections to external peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, display, and ethernet (via an adapter); but is there a way to supply power to the W1N via USB (rather than through the power jack)? I doubt it, but figured it couldn't hurt to ask. I'm just trying to minimize the number of cables & wires that would have to be connected & disconnected each work day.