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The following is located on the notebook’s right panel:

  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • 3-in-1 card-reader (Memory Stick Pro, MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital)

  • Digital S/PDIF output (headphones socket)
  • Microphone input
  • Modem port (RJ-11)
  • LAN port (RJ-45)
  • Power connector

The USB and modem ports are placed rather too densely, so you may have troubles trying to use them all at the same time. An attached USB device may block the neighboring ports.

The battery is the only thing located at the ASUS V6J (V6X00J)’s back, right in between the screen hinges. It is the same thickness as the notebook’s bottom part and doesn’t spoil the overall sleek design of the computer.

The V6J series is equipped with a 5200mAh battery. There are two rubber feet on the battery that the notebook’s back rests upon.

I found the following at the computer’s bottom panel: CPU, memory, hard drive, miniPCI slot compartments, a battery module with two locks (manual and spring-loaded), a holder for your personal card, a Reset hole (the last measure to resort to when the Ctrl+Alt+Del shortcut doesn’t work), and stickers with the notebook model info and the OS serial number.


There are two slots in the memory compartment bay, one of which is occupied with a 512MB module in the off-the-shelf sample (there were two 1GB modules in the tech sample – I removed one before the tests for a fairer comparison). The second slot in the 1.66GHz ASUS V6J (V6X00J) is vacant and easily accessible, so you can upgrade the notebook’s memory subsystem (the maximum supported amount of system memory is 2048 megabytes).

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