It would have been nice if they put actual revision dates vs. The touchpad is okay but I prefer using a mouse. Share This Page Tweet. But the performance is absolutely abysmal no matter how much VRAM you give it. Now every time I boot up I get a message saying: Joey , May 4,
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If its there, its hiddden somewhere. I had some trouble trying to get the built-in wireless adapter to connect to my Wireless-B network.
The only persistent problem is that the casing scuffs easily, especially in a packed carrying case. I just uninstalled it; hadily got rid of that avertec message. It informs you that software is pre-installed on the notebook hard drive and that you simply must follow the steps to restore the notebook to the original factory settings. He told me to try a full restore, and if that work to return the computer.
We do this so it is easy to compare consumer notebooks against consumer desktops in addition to comparisons within each category. I wish the location of the FN and Ctrl keys were switched. You will not be able to play modern games like DooM3 and Painkiller. I called Averatec about this and was told that I need to purchase this software in order to be able to restore the system.
This review is meant to tell you about vital statistics and features of the notebook without being filled with ultra-technical details. Despite the unit’s diminutive size, its keyboard and scrolling touch pad are comfortable and provide ample wrist room, but users with larger hands will wind up covering the built-in speakers while typing. After I purchased the and began having some concerns about the heat, fan and battery life, I took a look at other brand laptops owned by family and friends.
Many consumer value notebooks use plastics to case the system, which yield warmer temperatures.
This was a significant problem It appears that I cannot even purchase a restore disk, so if the hard disk stops working, you may lose all the programs that come with the computer, not unless you have the hard disk backed up somewhere.
The plug stays in good, what more do you want? Aevratec edited by a moderator: Averatec has made some other smart design choices, like the convenient placement of USB, Ethernet, modem, and VGA ports on the sides rather than the back, and a 3-in-1 card reader, audio jacks, and volume control built into the front bezel.
Not having resolved the problem of having completed a never-started trial period, I tried calling phoenix to find out more, but received a recorded message, in effect, saying that I would have call back Monday.
To comment on the previous reviews mention of the scroll pad not working in Firefox The has a screen resolution of x Instead you get a single page leaflet with a printed photo of a CD disk and some text on it. I found maximum brightness to be a bit too much in all but the darkest of environments.
Phonenix cME is confusing for someone like me who has only minimum technical computing expertise. The computer not only looks nice averahec is very functional. I thought about exchanging it All paid around the same price as I did. Where and How Purchased: Needless to say, the restore process will wipe away all personally installed programs and files, so make your make your own recovery disk and back ups.
And then I have the problem of time; if I am going to return it, it should be done Monday morning before I leave.
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My biggest complaint about the layout is that the 3 USB ports are all in the place, right near where I use a mouse. The battery is a tad loose, but not bad at all just up and down, the hooks hold it fine Some negatives; it doesn’t have firewire which I’d like for video editing or Averratec Out. Temperatures were recorded using MobileMeter:
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