The notebook is equipped with two 512MB modules of DDR2-533 SDRAM which work in dual-channel mode. The only accessible slot is located on the bottom panel. So, you can replace one module with a 1GB one to have a larger amount of system memory.
I measured the temperature of the hottest spots on the notebook’s surfaces with an infrared thermometer after it had worked for half an hour in the Classic test mode of Battery Eater Pro 2.60 (the ambient temperature remained constant at 24°C during this test) and got the following numbers:
- LCD panel – 41°C
- Keyboard – 36°C
- Bottom panel – 35°C
The temperature is rather high. Moreover, it was as high as 47°C near the exhaust vent hole on the right. This may be somewhat uncomfortable if you use an external mouse, but you shouldn’t block it because the notebook may overheat.
The table below lists the technical specs of the ASUS W5G00F and compares them with those of the Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1XRP/C: