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by smartadze
Sun Dec 04, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

I never came across any Bluetooth in my search for Z63a options. There aren't any other slots, at least according to the manual (and my assembly).

You could always use one of the cheap USB or cardbus Bluetooth adapters.

Not aware of any way to remap the hotkeys.
by smartadze
Fri Dec 02, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Think I'm screwed
Replies: 16
Views: 3656

I dunno about dead drives. I've had a few that seemd dead as a doornail, but once I re-installed Windows to another drive and booted up, the 'dead' drive was accessible for file retrieval. Just because it won't POST or boot, doesn't necessarily mean it can't be accessed whatsoever. Get a new drive, ...
by smartadze
Tue Nov 29, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: ASUS z70va versus z71v chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 5795

It seems that (for mobile versions) the 6600 is way better than the x700. See here http://forums.legitreviews.com/viewtopic.php?t=3522 Remember, the Z70v (x600) and Z70va use the carbon fiber chassis and are 1 pound lighter thn the Z71v (5.6 versus 6.6 pounds). On the other hand, I see the Z71v as b...
by smartadze
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: General Computer Forum
Topic: refresh rates???
Replies: 3
Views: 1259

Use 75 as a minimum, 85 or better preferred. Most folks set it to the highest their monitor will support (at a given resolution). If you have a 21" CRT it's best to stick with a max of 85. RR's Higher than 85 seems to wear the big ones out quicker.
by smartadze
Sat Nov 26, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: OFF Topic (ie: nothing about computers)
Topic: No WonderBra's in the Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

No WonderBra's in the Future?

All of us sitting around digesting on Thanksgiving, and somebody brought out a copy of the new 'Star Wars' movie. Us guys watching came to a stunning conclusion. In various scenes, the female princesses/senators/etc appear in different outfits that feature various amounts of 'push up'. We got to thi...
by smartadze
Mon Nov 21, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: External Hard Drives
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

If you already have 2 drives and want them networked, pick up a cheap motherboard/cpu combo ($69 this week at Fry's for retail Sempron 2800 + MB) or even a used MB/cpu/ram and vid card and RAID the drives. Most current MBs feature a LAN port and some sort of RAID controller, or if not just run them ...
by smartadze
Sun Nov 20, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Forum for Linux issues on the Z63a

http://z63a.koneko.org/
by smartadze
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:38 am
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Mobile GF4 6600 better than x700??
Replies: 1
Views: 2793

Mobile GF4 6600 better than x700??

Hi Reading the Friday reviews, 'Mobile Graphics card ranking'. http://www.3dchip.com/Grafikchipliste/mobilechips.htm Wow - is the nVidia GeForce 6600 really better than the ATI x700? I've been considering building an Asus Z70v (ATI x600) versus the old warhorse Z71v (GF 6600). The prices are current...
by smartadze
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

4. Many thanks to Nathan for donation of the components that made Q’s PPK notebook possible.

I had planned to build it for my wife, but I immediately stole it for my own. I have to say I don't miss the extra screen size of my 15.4 widescreen.
by smartadze
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

3. Poor man’s 108-mbps super-wireless? Now that you have Intel A-B-G wireless, you should look into the 'A' band. The commercial wireless-A stuff got really robust before it was superceded by the superior marketing of Wireless-G. The later 5.2 GHz ‘A’ gear works great (better range for me than G or ...
by smartadze
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

2. If you’re going to build your own notebook, personalize it. An old trick is to substitute a unique sound file for start-up or any other Windows event. Any *.wav file will work: download it, go to ‘Control Panel-Sounds-Sounds tab’, select any Windows event in the lower box and do ‘Browse’. Hint: U...
by smartadze
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Here are some notes from the review I did: 1.When you install XP, specify two equal partitions on the drive. This allows the use of Casper XP http://www.fssdev.com/products/casperxp/ Casper performs full disk-clone backups that include the FAT table and serial number, so that the clones are complete...
by smartadze
Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: External Hard Drives
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

I'd have to say that the 3.5" enclosures have become obsolete. They use a normal desktop-size hard drive (which are cheap, I admit) but are big, heavy, and require a seperate power adapter plugged into an AC outlet. Now that 2.5" notebook drives have gotten a lot cheaper, the 2.5" external enclosure...
by smartadze
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Z63A Whitebook Laptop Review
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Thank you, I had a lot of fun with it. Your questions: 1. The Asus dvd's come ready to click right in, no frame required. They appear on the task bar as a removable USB device, and you can hot-swap with a second hard drive or a secondary battery. 2. I'm not sure the Z63a Bluetooth really exists. It'...
by smartadze
Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: November Contest #1: AOpen 1558J Notebook Chassis
Replies: 107
Views: 46973

I've been a busy boy, but I need one of these.
by smartadze
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Forum Contests - Giving Back To Our Readers
Topic: October Contest #1: Intel Pentium M 760 Processor
Replies: 293
Views: 91908

I have a new home already waitng for her.
by smartadze
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: General Mobile Computing
Topic: Anyone Interested In Building a Notebook?
Replies: 25
Views: 11400

I'M IN!

A piece of serendipity if I ever saw one! Inspired by your previous article, I am in the process of ordering the parts for a new laptop for my wife. While I was tempted to build a monster, when I finally listened to her I realized it is carry-weight and ease of use that were her main priorities. Aft...