A similar problem occurs with the optical drive. The keyboard is acceptable, though not spectacular. From my perspective this is one of the main strengths of this system. I found this useful since I prefer to use Office This does not seem to impact performance so far however, with the system coping with all admittedly tame tasks I have thrown at it.

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I discovered I had to press quiet firmly on the keys for them ahdio register but this may be a symptom of the newness. I am not entirely sure why having wireless off has so little effect:. The sound, as on almost all laptops, is poor from the speakers and lacks any bass.

ASUS A8F drivers

It is very unobtrusive in the screen bezel, which I much prefer to showy designs. This is exacerbated by the bevelling on the edge of the lid. The system was purchased for including shipping from http: Indeed, the aesthetic side of the system was of paramount importance for her, which led me foolishly to recommend the pink Sony Vaio C. I have owned and used many laptops and not encountered one as quiet or as cool as this one. The crux of the issue with this laptop is that it performs with sufficient speed to appear fast to the end user, despite the fact it lags behind in benchmarks.


I found it slightly spongy, if that is the correct terminology. The keyboard is acceptable, though not spectacular.

ASUS A8F driver

Viewing angles are standard for a glossy screen, with colours quickly fading in the vertical. The line out is on the left side of the system, which I find to be a superior location than on the front.

The vocals however are clear and would suffice for when some background music is required. The AC adaptor is the smallest I have seen, and is very light. After I tweaked the system by removing obvious bloatware, that time was reduced to 42s and 45s respectively. This time, I lent a hand on the replacement and decided a comparable specification to the Dell at a lower price and size would be just the ticket.

The situation is better horizontally. I would also like to note that the optical drive is incredibly quiet both when reading and writing a disk. Underside of Asus A8F view large image. Included mouse accessory view large image.

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ahdio Basic specification is as follows:. Out audip the box boot time was around 55 seconds to the desktop, with another 5 seconds for all tray programs to be loaded. Asus includes a recovery partition in addition to a destructive restore disk. It appears that 3 steps are virtually identical then a large jump to the next step.


From my perspective this is one of the main strengths of this system. 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.

Asus A8F Notebook Review

The A8F has a decent number of ports. Having read about Asus systems here on the forums, I was keen to look into them further.

The screen is a glare type which is commonplace a8c consumer notebooks these days; you either like them or loathe them. Asus A8F assu to Acer Aspire view large image. The main problem with the panel in this system is the backlight control: The card reader works fine, however has a poor design.

The rpm hard drive is also a big improvement over the rpm I use: The Asus A8F is an excellent choice for people on a relatively tight budget looking for a portable system to do general office tasks.