Please, switch off ad blockers. It feels almost metal-like and there is certainly no flex in the area surrounding the keyboard. Multimedia is high on the agenda, and you’ll find a DVI-out port on the back of the case, so you can hook it up to a HD Ready projector for larger images. But the screen is only adequate, as is the battery life – less than three hours isn’t good enough for those with long journeys to work on. It’s hard to pinpoint who the ideal user of the A8J would be. On the bright side, it is very unlikely that you will accidentally remove the battery. Hats off to them.
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But it had to be mobile enough, because I plan on using it for college. Watching movies, surfing the Internet, or doing other office work also gave us no cause for complaint.
I bought this laptop because my old laptop, a Compaq Presario Pentium 4 2. Not too shabby, I thought it would be worse so I was pleasantly surprised.
The A8Js is blessedly silent with only some hard drive access noises which I find sort of reassuring anyway. Whether sitting idle or running at maximum capacity, the A8JS has proved itself to be rock solid. We show the least amount of ads whenever possible.
The panel is widescreen and of a good size, but is surrounded by a rather large bezel, which detracts from the appearance. The was great, but just not good enough a GPU for gaming, and the screen wasn’t a great size for games, either.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. A fast and well-designed notebook, but let down by an average screen and poor battery life.
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Hats off to them. As mentioned before, Bluetooth is NOT included although there is an infrared port.
That is not to say w8j the laptop is perfect, but then few things are. The A8Js has a variety of ports. Asus A8Js back view and lid view large image.
First, the resolution really sets it apart.
Switching from a desktop to a laptop keyboard can be a bit disconcerting, so there’s definitely a learning period where you need to become acclimated to the new layout. The strong performance coupled with the beautiful screen really enhanced the gaming experience. I needed something that was powerful yet also portable enough for law school in a year.
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Finally, you’ll find the now standard Asus 1. This a8u of power easily meets the needs of most users, which is well above what we’d expect for this processor. Everything is snappy and responsive auss this laptop, especially in the qsus of gaming. I tried gaming for a while but all I got out of the A8Js was a low whir — definitely nothing that would turn heads in a fairly quiet lecture hall. Their Group Buy program just sweetened the deal in an altogether very enjoyable buying experience.
We only wish the Fn key and the Ctrl key locations were reversed, as we are accustomed to having the Ctrl key in the bottom-left corner of our keyboards. My old Compaq Presario laptop sounded like a jet, and that was just while typing. The Asus A Series is aimed at mobile users looking for an all-in-one solution that doesn’t compromise on power.
With 5 USB 2. Asus A8Js Review Source: Now heat and noise, or lack thereof, are pretty important to me. Specifically, when I had a video chat session going with my girlfriend and a browser running at the same time the computer would slow to a crawl and almost beg to be put out of its misery.