The notebook’s left panel carries a minimum of components (from left to right):
- Power connector
- Notebook Power slider
- HDD bay cover
- 26-pin ExpressCard/54 slot
- Stylus compartment
The Power button has been moved from under the display to the left panel in order to be available in the tablet mode. The button is designed like a slider, highlighted with a blue LED when the notebook is turned on.
The notebook’s right panel offers a slot-loaded optical drive with eject button and a card-reader.
The 4-in-1 card-reader supports Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MultiMedia Card and Secure Digital formats.
The rear panel of the ASUS R1F is generously equipped with the following connectors:
- Kensington secure slot
- TV output (S-Video)
- Three USB 2.0 ports
- LAN port (RJ-45)
- Modem port (RJ-11)
- 15-pin D-Sub port for an external monitor
- Microphone input
- Digital S/PDIF output combined with a headphones output
The rectangular battery has a capacity of 5200mAh. It is located under your right hand and you won’t feel any warmth there at work.
On the bottom panel you can find a cover of the joint memory and CPU compartment, a battery module with spring-loaded lock, an emergency shutdown hole, a lock of the modular block, and stickers with model information and OS serial number.
There are two slots in the memory compartment, one of which is occupied by a 512MB module. The other is free, giving you an upgrade opportunity.