Screen has too narrow a vertical viewing angle Battery life not as good as competing models Battery extends out the back Not as upgradeable or customizable as competing models. Asus W5A back side view view larger image. The keyboard has great tactile feel and full sized keys. Memory Max Supported Size. Asus W5A Above view collapsed open view larger image. The Asus W5A has a lot going for it, and in my opinion it is one of the best looking notebooks available.

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Video Memory Memory Allocation Technology. Optical Storage Drive Type. The W5A is fairly easy to expand for a small laptop. The far upper right. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read.

Still, I was happy enough with the quality to send a few pictures and short videos to friends I haven’t seen in a while. Nvidia is looking to shake up the gaming laptop scene with powerful new GPUs, while other PCs pitch added privacy. I need power and lots of it. Asus W5A right side view view larger image. Zsus system and software: Very attractive aaus Good performance Nice fit and finish Good value Lots of extras: Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10 The app will act as a hub for all your Microsoft Office needs.


The viewing angle is a bit odd. Mainboard Data Bus Speed.

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

Asus W5A oblique angle view view larger image. The Asus W5A uses the increasingly popular glossy type screen. A redesign that’s almost on the nose A redesign that’s almost on the nose by Dan Ackerman.

In the US the W5A is available from various independent retailers, following are three we can recommend:. Lenovo’s top 2-in-1 perfected. Asus also includes a wireless RF optical mouse, which is really slick because the receiver is built into the notebook.

Latches always seem to be the first thing to break. Bottom Line Lightweight and fully equipped, the 1.

Asus W5A Review (pics, specs)

The notebook connected to all wireless networks without a problem. Sign in with LinkedIn Sign in with Facebook. The Asus W5A is a fine small notebook, with sturdy build quality, good looks, and good performance.

The keyboard has great tactile feel and full sized keys. For this notebook, general office task speed and battery life are probably more important.


Despite a nifty volume jog dial provided on the right side of the case, the stereo speakers–located beneath the screen–emit terribly weak audio. The 40GB hard drive also slides out of its own separate compartment in the bottom of the unit.

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Also, the cooling fan seems to run constantly. Asus W5z left side view view larger image. The touchpad really looks cool, because it is the same finish as the rest of the notebook, and it is surrounded by sleek brushed aluminum.

Many people complain about seeing distracting light reflections in the screen, but I find I can adjust the angle to eliminate reflections.

There are attractive blue lights to indicate various things such as power, wireless status, and battery.