Apple’s Touch Bar — a thin screen that replaces the function keys on the new MacBook This 4-pound unit is the first notebook we’ve seen equipped with a 2. At the moment, while SideShow has its uses, the concept of having a secondary screen for a notebook doesn’t really have the same functional use as a clamshell mobile phone’s secondary display. That leaves the W5fe looking like a unique, if slightly expensive option, for those looking for something a little different. The newly upgraded Razer Blade is the perfect laptop for undercover gaming. The keys you need for controlling the gadgets are located next to the display.

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It has 1GB of flash memory and runs a slimmed-down version of azus Windows operating system, which runs mini-applications known as ‘gadgets’. The system is provided by PortalPlayer Preface, and known officially as Windows SideShow — a Vista-only technology that lets you do all of the above while the laptop is switched off, on, or hibernating. We like to think of it as a giant PDA welded to the lid of the laptop.

Attendees of the Intel Developer Forum had to physically restrain themselves from throwing rotten tomatoes, such was the caemra of the proposal. You also get a multimedia card reader supporting most popular formats.

Even discounting the potential of SideShow, the W5fe is still a smart, powerful system, with an attractive and well-made chassis backed up by a powerful set of components.

adus Asus W5Fe Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a inch display-diagonal.

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Don’t show this again. We’ve seen gaming laptops with flashing lights, ultraportables with leather finishes, and glossy, super-light laptops that will have you swooning from 20 paces. This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks.

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Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. That leaves the W5fe looking like a unique, if slightly w5ge option, for those looking for something a little different. Laptop Mag The first laptop to take advantage of Windows Vista’s much-hyped SideShow feature, the Asus W5fe lets you read e-mail, play music, and access photos and other content via a secondary 2.

These could be used to scan emails, azus a calendar, check network connections and monitor downloads without having to fire up w5re laptop.

It’s comparable in size to a large Filofax and is pretty portable, thanks to its 1. The Bad Main screen is disappointing; dull styling. More importantly, the W5fe falls short of delivering a compelling ultraportable experience. The rest of the W5Fe is fairly compact. One of our least favourite things about the W5Fe is its screen.

We’ve seen gaming laptops with flashing lights, ultraportables with leather finishes, and glossy, super-light laptops that will have you swooning from 20 paces. What are different wf5e the shortcut keys along the right bezel of the display. These let you activate or deactivate the microphone and rotatable webcam, which sits atop the screen. If so, it’s the perfect Vista laptop; if not, there are cheaper and better alternatives.

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The only use we found for it was checking emails once we’d already received them awus the Windows Mail Inbox gadget, although what we really want is something that can check our live email accounts for anything new. The shortcut buttons for the Webcam are an unusual addition. Some convertibles are also represented with that size. The updated Spectre x inch convertible laptop adds terrific camfra life and top-notch Asus has a track record of releasing innovative laptops.

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Its latest endeavour takes advantage of SideShow, one of Windows Vista’s most dramatic new features. Welcome to the dual-screen Vista laptop era Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. asue

The latter doesn’t fetch new emails, but having access to old messages can be useful. Games with 3D graphics are a no-no because of the integrated Intel graphics card, but the W5Fe is definitely more powerful and well kitted-out than most laptops its size. If you reckon you can make use of this auxiliary display, perhaps when some better gadgets have been written, then its worth picking up. It’s a pain because if you haven’t remembered to sync the music you want, you’re stuffed until you turn the laptop on again.

We didn’t find viewing images or playing MP3 files all that useful.

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