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Asus W5F review: Asus W5F

The W2V's support package is disappointing. The standard one-year warranty covers parts and labor, but you'll have to pay to ship the laptop back to a repair depot for service. Also, phone-support hours are limited, and the call is not toll-free. The company's support Web site includes the expected driver downloads as well as a handful of FAQs, and you can always post questions to the company's active user forum.

Mobile application performance
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BAPCo MobileMark 2005 performance rating  

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BAPCo MobileMark 2005 battery-life minutes  

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System configurations:

Asus W5F
Windows XP Home; 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo T2300; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC4300 533MHz; Mobile Intel 945GM Express 128MB; Fujitsu MHV2100AH 100GB 4,200rpm

Gateway NX100X
Windows XP Professional; 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo U1400; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC4300 533MHz; Intel 945GM Express 128MB; Hitachi Travelstar 80GN 80GB 5,400rpm

Lenovo ThinkPad X60s
Windows XP Professional; 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo T2400; 512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC5300 667MHz; Intel Mobile i945GM Express 128MB; Toshiba MK8032GSX 80GB 5,400rpm

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