They are comparable to other notebook speakers that I have heard. I think this is a fantastic price for the configuration and the warranty support tops it all off and allows me to bypass the typical Asus VBI Verified by Intel build. The complete listing is:. Every program that I have used has booted up very quickly including Vista itself, which is a beast to run. This card has worked fantastic for my home and school networks so far and seems to have ample range. 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. Operating system and software I decided to go with Windows Vista Business bit for my operating system.
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I chose the S96S over the Compal primarily because of the cheaper price and the current availability. However, I did clock the different benchmarks to camer discussed next. Screen The LCD screen is very bright almost too bright for everything that I have wanted to do and there are no dead pixels or leaks noticeable.
Left side view with lock slot and optical drive. All in all, I am very happy with this resolution setting on this size of monitor as it keeps everything a manageable size to read when switching from program to program.
Input and output ports I am very pleased with the amount of input and output ports on this notebook.
The complete listing is:. If you want any bass however, you should consider using external speakers. It is possible to replace the keyboard with one from a different manufacturer if d96s is something that bothers the owner.
I have not had any problems with any of this software, and it has been very nice not to have to delete a million trial versions of different programs. Visit our network of sites: Conclusion Overall, I am very pleased with this notebook and would definitely recommend it to someone else in the market for a new notebook. Speakers The built in speakers, are, well, built in notebook speakers. Heat and noise As far as heat goes, the only place that tends to get warm after a few hours of heavy use is the right palm area.
All of the basic office and internet related programs load up almost instantaneously for me. Benchmarks Super Pi comparison results: I have normally obtained s96d 2.
Asus S96S Review
Additionally, this notebook came with an available PortBar IV option which is basically a docking hub for Asus computers that I have not used as of yet. The other notebook I primarily compared this to before buying was the not quite released yet Compal IFL Where and how purchased I bought this notebook configured as listed from Powernotebooks.
The manufacturer provided the OEM Vista Business disc along with all of the Asus drivers and program discs with the notebook. This feature is great for using headphones but somewhat awkward for connecting external speakers. I am pleased with the amount of function keys that are integrated into the keyboard and the touchpad scroll works very accurately.
The case is plastic but thick and appears to be pretty sturdy and solid. It fits on my lap well and feels like a quality build. I think this is a fantastic price for the configuration and the warranty support tops it all off and allows me to bypass the typical Asus VBI Verified by Intel build. Operating system and software I decided to go with Windows Vista Business bit for my operating system.
In typical Asus fashion, the audio-out is located on the front of the notebook.
I cannot hear any noise coming from the fans when I am sitting in front of the notebook. As for included software, it is minimal. An optional 9-cell battery is available for those wishing to gain a bit longer battery time.
Asus S96S Review
The notebook because it is technically branded as a PowerPro A 9: Front view with latch, audio ports, and flash card reader. Additionally, I have not had any compatibility issues with Vista and older software or hardware yet.
The charge of the battery is about the same time 2. Reason for buying When compared to the big name notebook manufacturers, Asus offers a generally better price and more specificity in choosing options.