Asus U6V Laptop

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Published: November 1, 2008
Author: Amber Lupala
Editor: Amber Lupala
Provider: Asus

Testing and Conclusion

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This laptop has a built in webcam on the monitor but personally I see at least one flaw with it since you are not able to move in anywhere. You have to move the screen around to position it, my old Acer Aspire actually has a turnable webcam that will turn around and that way you don’t have to wear out the monitor hinges itself. The second flaw with this webcam is that the picture quality is not good, what I mean with that is that the webcam works but even my one year old Acer has a better camera on it. The picture tends to get blurry and slow especially as soon as it does not have sufficient light.

On the right side of the laptop you will find the DVD player sound output and microphone plugin along with a USB port for your USB devices.

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Something I tried to find was a DVI plugin but that did not exist, you will have to live with the normal VGA plugin for your monitor. In the back you will also find a LAN connector along with a modem plugin since this laptop has a built in modem.

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A new feature that might come in handy is the E-Sata plugin on the left side of the unit, you also got a few more USB connectors so if I count everything right you get a total of three USB connectors.

On to the battery, on the picture I got the standard battery mounted which is very small and allows you to keep the small size of the laptop. The battery time on the small one is around 2 hours depending on use of course. The bigger one will point out from the laptop and take up some space but with the power saver mode you get around 6 hours of battery time which is quite nice if you want to work on long flights or long train rides. Remember though that the bigger battery is not included with the laptop.

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As you can see on the left picture there is quite a bit of difference with the battery size so personally I would go with the small one if I knew I could charge the laptop every 2 hours.
When you open up the screen you will see three buttons between the keyboard and the screen itself, one turns on the laptop while others let you chage some monitor features.

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My first thoughts with the screen were how clear and crisp the colors feel, the screen is also very sharp even at the higher resolutions.

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Sizewise this laptop is quite a bit smaller than my Acer Aspire, although the monitor is also smaller but in general the keyboard/mouse section is also a bit smaller. The laptop has a feeling if quality over it when you work with it and even when you looking at it.
Conclusion:
I have been using the laptop for about a week now and I think I got a pretty clear view of what I think about it. I have used it in games and also for normal surfing and working in Windows. They keyboard size is excellent, I had no learning curve as to the keyboard nor did I have any issues with the special functions. Something I found annoying though was that the mouse buttons are quite hard to push compared to other laptops I have been using. When you tend to click alot with the mouse at least I want it to be easy to push. The next flaw that I found is the webcam as you cant rotate it nor is the picture quality very good. Pricewise the laptop is not bad with prices starting from 1500$ USD and up, you get alot of performance and excellent functions for the money. I don’t have any real test results to share with you as we don’t have anything useful to compare it versus, it simply crushed my Aspire laptop in performance.

I surprisingly didn’t find the screen size to be annoying! This is an excellent size as to both screen and computer when its comes to mobility, plus they have still managed to squeeze in alot of functions and features that are required these days. Something that I think really stands out though is the crisp and clear monitor even at higher resolutions. Overall though I will give this laptop our recommendations for the superb performance and luxury feeling.

Pros:
+ Fast
+ Good price
+ Luxury
+ Clear screen
+ Well packed
+ E-Sata

Cons:
– Webcam
– Mouse

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  • sammy123

    Amaizing laptop!!!