This was the best deal I could find, and is one of only a few Asus resellers in the UK. Coming from my single core processor, being able to run a virus scan and still have a usable system is a great improvement. I would go as far to say that the lowest brightness is unusable in all but the darkest environments. Arild Solsbak Sep 12, Although the Asus A8F is very plain, it manages to look attractive and understated.

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The construction is all plastic, yet seems fairly sturdy.

Asus A8F top wireleds view large image. Nevertheless, having seen the benefits of undervolting on my own system, I decided to do this on the Asus.

The sound, as on almost all laptops, is poor from the speakers and lacks any bass. What Notebook Should I Buy? Log in or Sign up.

Asus A8F Notebook Review

The integrated webcam is acceptable for use with instant messengers and the like, being of VGA quality. Here is some data regarding temperatures before and after undervolting using a 20 minute run of Orthos:.

Knowing her penchant for treating technology badly however, the gloss black lid was unlikely to stay perky for long.

Here is the score the Asus A8F received and a comparison to other notebooks:. The ExpressCard ensures compatibility for future cards. Yes, my password is: Hello, I’m from the Philippines and I’m new in the column.


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I seldom play games and if ever, not the resource-hungry new ones. Through high quality headphones, the integrated audio sounds acceptable with a fairly low noise floor.

I have owned and used many laptops and not encountered one as quiet or as cool as this one. The other system I recommended was the Wifeless R20 which at less than has excellent specifications and design.

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The touchpad was definitely a negative for this system to me. I prefer the matte look, but accept the greater contrast is nice in some conditions. The card reader works fine, however has a poor design. Separate buttons and a more defined touchpad would be an improvement. After I tweaked the system by removing obvious bloatware, that time was reduced to 42s and 45s respectively.

The plastic used in construction is of a decent quality with a good finish, especially on the lid which fortunately does not collect fingerprints easily. Included mouse accessory view large image. Indeed, the aesthetic side of the system was of paramount importance for her, which led me foolishly to recommend the pink Sony Vaio C.

My girlfriend was neutral over XP vs Vista, but my own research told me that to get similar performance using Vista requires better specifications and thus higher cost.


Most I see in threads here are in the multimedia line of notebooks so I’m interested in knowing more about business class ones. Having read about Asus systems here on the forums, I was keen to look into them further.

Even after a 2 hour Orthos stress-test, the system was cool. Thanks for all the info anyone could provide. This is most apparent on the lowest notch, which is very dim indeed versus notch 2 which is substantially brighter. I discovered I had to press quiet firmly on the keys for them to register but this may be a xsus of the newness. To cut a long story short, the Asus A8F was within budget and met all requirements. Axus is aimed at students and home users on a budget.

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Naturally, I pruned these down to a much more respectable 30, with a commit charge of MB. The weight is very reasonable at 2. Do you already have an account?