The sound volume can be adjusted by pressing Fn in combination with F10, F11 and F12. You can also use a special wheel on the notebook’s right panel for that purpose. This is indicated on the screen in the following manner:
The display is fastened in the same way as in the W5 and W6 series. The hinges stick out from the notebook’s body and allow to unfold the notebook by a full 180 degrees as in the photograph below:
The ASUS W7J is equipped with a widescreen 13.3” LCD matrix that has a maximum resolution of 1280x800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10 (WXGA). The viewing angles are wide enough both vertically and horizontally as you might expect from an expensive notebook. The display has a glassy coating which makes the image more saturated, but also reflects any well-lit object or light source behind your back just like a mirror.
The matrix is manufactured using ASUS’ Color Shine technology. According to ASUS, this technology of making “glassy” LCD displays with a special polymer coating provides an exceptional image quality and color saturation, thus resulting in a rich and vibrant picture.
The W7J also features ASUS’ Crystal Shine and Splendid Video Enhancement technologies.
Crystal Shine provides a sharp and clear image with lively and vivid colors, making the display suitable for watching movies and playing games.
ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement adjusts the onscreen image by switching between preset modes (this technology is enabled with the Fn+C key combination).
The notebook’s display offers 16 grades of brightness, just like almost any other notebook from ASUS, but you can’t use the computer at the lowest brightness settings because it’s virtually impossible to discern anything in the screen then.
We measured the brightness and contrast of the notebook’s display using a Pantone ColorVision Spyder with OptiCAL version 3.7.8 software. We selected the highest brightness setting before this test, but it was considerably reduced when the notebook switched to its battery, automatically enabling power-saving technologies. The brightness values are quite high, but the contrast ratio is low:
AC power source:
- 142.8cd/sq.m brightness, 27:1 contrast ratio
DC power source:
- 113.4cd/sq.m brightness, 24:1 contrast ratio