The webcam draws attention due to its look and the fact it can swivel. The 6 cell battery has mah, Visit our network of sites: Some of the other notebooks users shopping for the F5R may want to look at in this target market are:. During intensive CPU tasks, like benchmarks and installing, the laptop is still only relatively warm. I had AeroGlass on the entire time. The overall battery life is quite poor.

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The Asus F5R is a The wireless connectivity was strong, I was able to move the laptop around the entire building and keep a strong signal. As you can see, the dimensions are very similar.

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It takes two hands to open the laptop with the latch design it has. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Vista could have had an effect on the battery life, another method in which you can increase battery life is to turn off AeroGlass and disable the webcam in the device manager.

Just be aware nearby people may notice it and look at you. I would liked to have seen the Core 2 Duo T over the Core Duo, but it was used to reduce the cost. The Asus F5R has a The hinges hold the screen well, there is little wobbling and there are three hinges to hold it in place.

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The webcam is 1. The speakers are located at the front of the laptop and face slightly downwards.

The 6 cell battery has mah, The keyboard is black with white lettering which has a touch of grey. For the target market it can be acceptable. The webcam draws attention due to its look and the fact it can swivel.

The keyboard keys feel a little small but they are ergonomically placed. Overall the battery life was not up to my expectations; I would have liked closer to 3 hours of battery life. The Asus F5R has a simple silver and black design that is common amongst consumer style notebooks. In terms of build quality, the Asus F5R seems to be good.

The keyboard feels a little cheap and a little noisy but it is still satisfactory. The program offers many great new features compared to the previous program.

The vertical viewing angles are not as great, roughly degrees, meaning you will need to keep yourself squared for vertical viewing. Some of the other notebooks users shopping for the F5R may want to look at in this target market are:. Only the touchpad gets warm, the rest of the laptop just gets slightly warm. The lid is silver with a small indentation for some extra styling.

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They will provide the driver, recovery, media discs, and other accessories that are typical for Asus notebooks.

Asus F5R Review

There is a considerable amount of travel for the keys which is nice to see, and overall I am satisfied with the keyboard. I found the Core Duo processor be a little outdated in terms of the current technology and speed.

Unfortunately there is no real gaming potential. Making these changes could yield another 30 minutes or so of battery life. There is a reasonable amount of flex on the entire notebook, it did not w,an my ability to type and use the keyboard.

The touchpad looks a little outdated in terms of style, but my finger does glide across it nicely.

When using headphones and ear buds the wkan quality is excellent just as expected. It offers the essential features needed in a PC for productivity work. The Asus F5R is a new I felt that the touchpad was responsive, but I would have liked a slightly larger one.