VGA and Svideo are at the back, also good. Of course all you have to do is turn the power cable around degrees, so this is just a minor annoyance. If you need the laptop for more than emailing, surfing, and document editing, upgrading to 2GB is a must. The fan always runs and makes its “woosh” but it’s not worse than my V6J which also always runs. I’ve been tinkering with it last evening, and I thought of sharing the experience. That’s a very nice feature of the M6BNe that I find in this notebook! Core Duo T, 1.

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A8He | ASUS Global

I find it very nice that you can select qsus OS language on the first boot. In summary, the build quality is good but take care with that silver paint. The weights are about the same for the two notebooks. About the same viewing angles.

A8H | ASUS Global

For its price EUR including VAT here in Netherlands, around including shipping it offers a very respectable array of features that I believe are quite difficult to beat: I might edit in and add stuff as I tinker with it some more. Between Msi and Asus HenrisDec 21,in forum: Conclusion In order not to repeat the summary, I will mainly give a list of pros and cons.

The full bag, and open with picture of notebook and adapter inside. I wonder, how difficult would it be to do a clean install? There is very little wobble in the hinges, there is absolutely no ripple in the LCD no matter how hard you push its cover from behind; the plastic in the cover is very hard.


Also drivers might present a problem I don’t know to wiireless extent though.

ASUS A8He quick review

Of course that’s easy because the provided RAM is 1x1GB and there is one free slot, as opposed to many other notebooks in this price range which offer 2xMB making you necessarily waste MB after an upgrade.

Included accessories; Miscellanea The Logitech mouse is alright for regular use. Heat and noise No noticeable heat problem, even if the Vista updates and me uninstalling stuff in the meantime was pushing the notebook quite hard mostly HDD-wise but anyway.

Also notice the very short wall-side cable of the adapter! Of course all you have to do is turn the power cable around degrees, so this is just a minor annoyance.

Especially painting silver over the touch pad is a bad idea, since it will certainly look ugly and patchy after a few months or so. But that comes with the territory budget notebook can’t expect too much here It holds just fine, but there is a hint of bending which makes me think I shouldn’t do this on a regular basis.

Idle battery rundown time 3 hours and 5 minutes, until notebook hibernation with the default Vista settings.

Detail of keyboard with hotbuttons; status LEDs; and touchpad. If you really want to squeeze more you turn off the wireless and turn down the screen even more, you can probably beat 3 hours.


I did not bother installing software to get exact temp readings. It boots up and shuts down faster than my V6J XP — but of course I have installed all the software I need on the V6J whereas the A8 is quite fresh and nearly nothing is installed.

RedlineOct 16, Vents are on the right-hand side but that’s fine with me. Core Duo T, 1. The point is that one would need a separate, paid-for XP system, whereas one has already paid for the Vista resource-hog as it is.

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That’s a very nice feature of the M6BNe that I find in this notebook! Share This Page Tweet.

Viewing angles are about the same as my V6J, which is to say wirelezs so good see pictures below. Given that the GPU also takes its share of to MB, that leaves precious little for applications. VGA and Svideo are at the back, also good.