Those looking for a lightweight laptop with a built-in Webcam that’s super-easy to use can’t go wrong. We reviewed a lot of laptops in It is totally flush with the palm rest, which may bother some because this makes it slightly easier to accidentally bump while typing. Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Unfortunately this is only upgradeable to MB, which is more than enough for most tasks, but might limit photographers and video editors.

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Thin and light laptops seem to pay a price in the heat and noise department.

Intel Pentium M 1. Atop the keyboard next to the Wi-Fi switch is another handy feature: The Asus W5A is a good looking machine.

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The speakers are ideally placed on the screen, so they are always pointed at the user. We reviewed a lot of laptops in Be respectful, keep asks civil and stay on topic. Boasting a native resolution of x pixels, the W5A’s The track pad has an exceptionally high quality look.


Asus W5A Review (pics, specs)

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A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman. Very attractive design Good performance Nice fit and finish Good value Lots of extras: Here e5a hands-on impressions and benchmark scores for a few we didn’t get to. Operating system and software: It is commendably quiet though, and seems rarely if ever to speed up.

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Those with poor eyesight may need a larger screen to use this resolution. Lightweight and fully equipped, the 1.

The Intel GMA graphics card will not satisfy gamers who play new games, but it is more than suitable for other tasks.

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Latches always seem to be the first thing to break. This makes for an extremely simple buying experience, but might not offer the options some desire.


There are definitely better alternatives, and the real shame is the battery extends out the back of the notebook.

Hard drive performance with the Asus W5A is measurably slower than notebooks with faster or rpm drives. The W5A is fairly easy to expand for a small laptop. The top is painted a slightly sparkly white, and the trim and bottom are painted silver. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook.

ASUS W5A – 12.1″ – Pentium M 740 – Win XP Pro – 512 MB RAM – 40 GB HDD Series

A or rpm drive would have been preferred, because they truly make a noticeable difference with little to no impact on battery life. The screen ssus are well damped and do not wobble. For this notebook, general office task speed and battery life are probably more important.

The notebook connected to all wireless networks without a problem.