Thanks for the replies. If you installed XP over Vista, that seems to cause a lot of problems. Initially I was worried because it appeared as though I had not received the US power adapter but it was in the package and installation was simply a matter of snapping on the US power adapter, attaching the antenna, and plugging in the router. The current MHz memory sticks have a CAS latency of 5, while the MHz ones have a latency of 4, hence making only a slight difference in speed. I’m really only planning on using the headset for Skype, if it makes a difference. Apr 30, Posts:
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Left side view bluetoohh Asus A8J view large image. The Synaptics touchpad device settings allows customization of the 4 corners of the touchpad to act as command buttons. The speakers are at the lower front of the notebook, one on each side. Asus A8Jm lid view view large image.
Notebook Time Asus A8Jm 1. You need a driver regardless of what stack you use.
I’m really only planning on using the headset for Skype, if it makes a difference. Where and How Purchased: Battery life is decent, lasting over two hours for most tasks, and performance was more than acceptable. Everything else has worked like a charm.
Notebook Trio: ASUS A8JS and G2P and ABS Mayhem Z5
When I told him about the button, the guy seemed lost and insisted on calling it Audio DJ. Windows XP Home came pre-installed on this machine. If you installed XP over Vista, that seems to cause a lot of problems. Initially I was worried because it appeared as though I had not received the US power adapter but it was in the package and installation was simply a matter of snapping on the US power adapter, attaching the antenna, and plugging in the router.
It is possible to upgrade the processor to something faster, although doing so does require a bit of effort and voids your blueyooth. It feels almost metal-like and there is certainly no flex in the area surrounding the keyboard. The important specs for my A8Jm as configured: Unfortunately, in the device manager there’s no entry for “Bluetooth radios” as there should be, according to the guides I’ve found online. There are 5 control buttons above the keyboard that should perform in order: Oct 13, Posts: The touchpad feels almost identical to the rest of the laptop.
Asus A8Js Review (pics, specs)
Whether sitting idle or running at maximum capacity, the A8JS has proved itself to be rock solid. Jul 21, Posts: I bought my A8JS from milestone a while ago.
The only glaring exception is that for some reason ASUS decided to not include the internal Bluetooth module in the North American versions of this machine.
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.
I assumed that the Widcomm drivers would do anything the Asus ones would, though I believe there is a difference between the stack and the driver. The keys are also slightly smaller than your typical desktop keyboard, but that’s to be expected. Left side view of Asus A8J view large image On the left side of the machine we have: In my opinion, the benefits to cost ratio is very high for this laptop.
Their Group Buy program just sweetened the deal in an altogether very enjoyable buying experience. That is not to say that the laptop is perfect, but then few things are.
Asus A8Jm Review (pics, specs)
All other versions should have Bluetooth installed. I left the Recovery partition that came with the notebook alone. There is also a scroll area on the right side of the touchpad, which simulates a mouse wheel.