Package and Accessories
The design of the product box matches the notebook’s pricing. The name of the manufacturer is printed on the wide blue band that encircles the cardboard box. The caption: “The Quest for Ultimate Balance” is not exactly true. “The notebook for Minimum Money” would be more correct.
Besides the notebook, the box contains a 6-cell 4800mAh battery, power adapter from Delta Electronics, modem cable (RJ-11), TV cable, documentation, cable strap, and a set of discs:
- Driver & Utility version 1.0
- Driver & Utility version 2.0
- Disc with ASUS DVD, Power Director and MediaShow
- Ahead Nero version 126.96.36.199
The discs are marked as belonging to the A8 series. As we noted above, the X80L features the same exterior design.
The notebook comes without a preinstalled OS, but the software bundle includes a few applications. ASUS offers a 1-month trial version of Norton Internet Security.
Like for a few other models, ASUS also provides a Skype telephony program called ASUS Power for Phone.
The Multiframe tool helps position application windows on the screen (or on two displays if an external monitor or projector is connected to the notebook). As opposed to Windows’ tools, Multiframe can neatly place multiple windows by separating the screen into zones. It also makes it easier to work with an external monitor/projector.
Finally, the Wireless Console tool provides a set of icons for enabling and disabling the notebook’s wireless interfaces.