Indicators of keyboard status, Bluetooth activity and Instant-On mode are implemented as a narrow strip…
…and are hard to see under bright external lighting.
Users of ASUS notebooks should be familiar with this touchpad:
This is an example of classic design with two “click-less” metal buttons and a wide sensitive area. The microphone is placed in the bottom left of the display bezel.
The display itself is high quality with a wide range of brightness, good color reproduction and sufficiently high matrix response time. There’s only one drawback, which is in fact common for all notebooks, namely narrow vertical viewing angles. Overall, this is one of the best displays in this review.
The bottom panel is just like the one of any other ASUS notebook:
There’s a damping pad on the hard disk drive compartment and a pocket for your visiting card – these things allow telling an ASUS notebook from any other brand.
And here’s the battery with slack fastening:
Its parameters match its size: