Air is expelled through the CPU heatsink on the side. Minimum monthly payments are required. I bought Samsung mainly because that was all that StoneBridge sold. The flexing on either side of the keyboard is noticeable when first using the machine, but after a week of use, it adds to the typing experience in my opinion. Add to watch list. I do not notice the flex and it gets the job done as-is.

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Unfortunately, the system crashed regularly and technical support could not figure out the problem.


Copper trim surrounds the keyboard, and gives it a sharp and elegant look. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. Media reader, Wireless switch, LCD latch view large image. Samsung drives are supposed to be the quietest; Seagate ones have the best warranty five yearsand Hitachis apparently run fairly cool.

Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. In the spirit of this review I did some overclocking.

S with little effort, and looks very nice. Log in or Sign up. Overall, it is an excellent system that offers exceptional value and design at an affordable price. Read more about the condition.

The light is projected from the outside to the center, rather than projecting from the middle out, allowing for a brighter display compared to a standard screen.

Caps lock, skund lock, and scroll lock lights, user-definable buttons 2lauch default Internet browser, launch default Mail application, power button. The business-class HP nc also meets the requirements of those looking at the HEL80 and 96J, but it is a more expensive option.


Webcam cover view large image. A lot of people have mentioned that the keyboard is very ‘bouncy’ – and they’re right, it is very flexible indeed.

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I found this to be very impressive for a notebook with a Back view of HEL80 view large image. Speaker and Sound Heel80 The two integrated speakers on the HEL80 actually sound decent; they are not tinny like most notebooks, and have measurable bass. Not too much of a problem, but I would have liked to have it. Knowing how the connections are meant to work helps a lot too as I found after trying to do them the wrong way.

Most of the ports on the HEL80 are found on the right and left sides of the notebook, along with a few along the front. The HEL80 is solidly built. The overall feel and design of the Soknd is well beyond that of a mainstream notebook.

Games are very enjoyable, and Hel8 did not notice any distortion while playing with maximum volume.

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The hinge is neither too tight nor shows any signs of loosening after four months of daily use. This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Links to four of the more important posts outlining this fix: There is still some flex in the center, but unless I had looked at it while typing, I probably would not have spund.


I was considering the Asus S96J. Real-life gaming experiences with all three systems will be relatively similar since their GPUs perform at equal levels. Special financing available Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time.

In particular, I’m expecting TPM to help it remain ‘useful’ for a somewhat longer period of time than laptops without it. It stays pretty quiet during general use even in 3DMarkI haven’t heard it go to maximum speed.

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Video quality was good, heo80 it could easily be used in place of an external webcam. The only big disadvantage of the glossy screen is that it attracts dust pretty well, and you can actually see the dust on matte screens it’s mostly invisible. It’s not at all easy to get it into the right position because the cable for it keeps getting in the way and there’s virtually no space to work with.