I did call in, and talked to a support person. Within hours, I got 2 calls. What I found is that by pressing the InstantON button, my notebook just boots windows and loads the default media player. Hoos’ posting is like Hoos’ love: During my days at the University of Washington, I could do most of my gaming at the school computer lab, but after graduating it became obvious that my Compaq was falling woefully short. I hardly hear it making any noise while working normally on it, fan is rarely audible.
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It only starts to become slightly audible at 58 C. The A8Js feels extremely sturdy and the difference when compared with my Compaq is like the difference between an S-Class Mercedes Benz and a Daewoo although I read that Daewoo is making a turnaround — albeit not in the United States.
You need a driver regardless of what stack you use.
Have you looked for bluetooth drivers on the Asus website? However, if you push the border of the screen while facing it, you will see some localized rippling. I have the 2GHz Core 2 Duo and it is blazing fast. Asus has found the niche between thin and light and desktop replacement and I applaud the A8Js for fitting my needs so perfectly.
Asus A8Jm Review (pics, specs)
It is possible to upgrade the processor to something faster, although doing so does require a bit of effort and voids vluetooth warranty. In a typical room with average lighting conditions I think most people will be fine looking at this glossy type of screen. The touchpad feels almost identical to the rest of the laptop.
I have no idea why ASUS did this, as it seems only a trivial thing to put it in all the machines. Wed Sep 26, 2: Finally, the last button launches some sort of Asus media center. The lack of a number keypad might be an issue for some people, but there’s not much that can be done about that in a 14″ chassis.
Asus seems to have taken all the XP drivers off their site Right side of Asus A8J view large image On the right side of the machine: So I emailed tech support through the ASUS website, and got a reply from the tech, to call a number and speak to a rep. For some reason, my right click makes a louder clicking sound than the left one.
Buy a headset with a BT transceiver I bought some Motorola model. The strong performance coupled with the beautiful screen really enhanced the gaming experience. It’s been running great. When the final specs came bluehooth, it turned out to be a T, but less the Bluetooth.
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Included was a carrying case which says Asus Design on it and an Asus optical scroll-wheel mouse. The Asus A8Js can best be classified as a thin-and-light notebook, although its strong graphics capabilities make it a standout in this category. I called in to customer support to ask about the InstantON button that is provided on the keyboard. Apr 30, Posts: Anyone have any thoughts?
The black keyboard contrasts nicely with the silver case and the Asus logo on the lid of the laptop is understated but still impressive. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me.
Asus A8Jm Review (pics, specs)
I’ve installed WinXP over it, so there’s no such option for installation available. Left side view of Asus A8J view large image On the left side of the machine we have: As mentioned before, Bluetooth is NOT included although there is an infrared port. I’ve run out of things to try. Jul 21, Posts: Be sure it comes with an installation for the BT stack.
Are you sure you have an A8JS with Bluetooth?