Originally Posted by sygyzy
1. How hot does the right palm rest (near center) and right side of the keyboard get. Try this test: type a long document or leave your hands on the keyboard for over 5 mins without removing them. Uncomfortable?
2. Try playing a DVD movie. Can you hear the audio comfortably. Imagine you are in a train or plane. Can you hear the dialogue?
3. Do the speakers sound tinny when playing music?
4. Try playing a DVD movie with all power saving features off. Use AC power to assure there are no power issues. Pause the movie. Look at the image. Is it pixelated and grainy or clear?
1. Are you having heat issues? What kind of temps is your system reporting, particularly the hard drive. There was a huge difference in the heat between the two W3V's I've had in my possession, but the keyboard and palmrest still get a bit warm. If you're doing any long document sessions, I highly recommend changing the ATI Powerplay settings to "balanced" when on AC power... you will barely be able to tell the system is on.
2. DVD software dependant. Some play the audio louder than others... PowerDVD, which AsusDVD is based on, is fairly low in terms of volume. Other players (like Sonic Cineplayer and NVDVD) are much louder.
3. The speakers are tinny sounding... they're simply not that great, and definitely a step down from the Z71V. Use headphones or external speakers and ph33r the power of Azalia.
4. Again, this is probably DVD software dependant. Different players user different filters and overlays... some don't work when the player is paused or is doing any type of searching within the video. As long as the DVD looks ok when it's playing, then your display should be just fine.