Asus A8F left side view on top of Acer notebook view large image. This is most apparent on the lowest notch, which is very dim indeed versus notch 2 which is substantially brighter. An external sound card would be recommended for those with higher demands however. Even after a 2 hour Orthos stress-test, the system was cool. This was the best deal I could find, and is one of only a few Asus resellers in the UK. It is aimed at students and home users on a budget.

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I attained stable voltages of 0. The situation is better horizontally.

This time, I lent a hand on the replacement and decided a comparable a8fk to the Dell at a lower price and size would be just the ticket. The Dell had a great battery life for its size and the specification was sufficient for her needs basic office use, internet, messaging, music. If you use memory cards frequently, this may be a problem for you.

The integrated webcam is acceptable for use with instant messengers and the like, being of VGA quality. I am not entirely sure why having wireless off has so little effect:. 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.

ASUS A8FM T5500 Core 2 Duo Laptop

Knowing her penchant for treating technology badly however, the gloss black lid was a8f to stay perky for long. HDTune measures the hard drive performance of a system. Asus A8F next to Acer Aspire view large image.


There is some flex in the screen frame but I find that this situation very rarely occurs in everyday usage.

Asus A8F Notebook Review

It is one of the flush designs with only a slight gap around the perimeter to separate it from the wristrest. There are certainly cheaper options for this specification, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

The main problem with the panel in this system is the backlight control: Here is the score the Asus A8F received and a comparison to other notebooks:. I am not sure right handed mouse users will enjoy their location, nor the air vent at the right side.

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It appears that 3 steps are virtually identical then a large jump to the next step. The long battery life and silence make it the perfect choice for students looking to work in a lecture or in the library. The specification on this system is at the low end of the spectrum, but the dual core processor ensures all standard operations are done with acceptable speed and little lag.

Included mouse accessory view large image. Viewing angles are standard for a glossy screen, with colours quickly fading in the vertical.

Asus A3F notebook view large image. Versus my Acer it seems substantially axus rigid and better constructed, though this may be due to the smaller chassis. Although the Asus A8F is very plain, it manages to look attractive and understated. Lord of the Rings on Asus A8F screen view large image. Through high quality headphones, the integrated audio sounds acceptable with a fairly low noise floor.


The buttons are directly below, and consists of what essentially amounts to a rocker switch. The Asus A8F is an excellent choice for people on a relatively tight budget looking for a portable system to do general office tasks. An external sound card would be recommended for those with higher demands however. 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.

I assu uninstalled Symantec and installed AVG for virus scanning. The line out is on the left side of the system, which I find to be a superior location than on the front.

To cut a long story short, the Asus A8F was within budget and met all requirements. The optical drive is fairly w8fm by all accounts, the only notable features being its silence and Lightscribe abilities.