View Full Version : Doesn't anybody use these things?
09-06-2007, 10:59 AM
I keep checking back here for updates, to see if anyone has anything good to say about the R1F, and whether the battery issue has been resolved yet, but there's absolutely nothing here.
10-02-2007, 05:47 PM
I just wanted to say yes, I do use an R1f, I just don't happen to have any complaints at the moment so I'm not posting much. I bought mine in the beginning of June and so far have no complaints on the battery. The biggest complaint I had was with the fingerprint reader, but after I disreguarded the help file and used a tip I read online (only scanning about a cm of my finger) I now use it instead of a password.
10-05-2007, 01:10 AM
I've got one, bought about 9 months ago, battery is ok although not outstanding, I currently get about an hour from a full charge at power4gear high performance. I could make it last longer if I went for a different power profile but I made a stupid mistake when I first bought it, I bought the vista version..... HUGE mistake. Vista is a dog, it's soooo slow and cumbersome. even with all the pretty grapics nonsense turned off, most of my programs dont work, I do a lot of industrial control stuff and vista doesn't have drivers for serial ports either usb or pc express. All my expensive compilers wont install.
If I could swap to XP, I would in a flash. I no longer use the machine much because of the crap speed.
The machine itself is lovely. It does get a bit hot underneath but so far has not caused me any problems.
So good bit of kit, avoid vista like the plague
Such is life
10-11-2007, 10:38 AM
High performance keeps the CPU clocked up, not recommended for battery life; best all around mode for performance/batt is Gaming Mode since it accelerates as needed. Battery Mode is the best on battery when doing light work and will achieve much better battery life, you can always control the brightness with your function keys and keep in mind LCD is just about the biggest drain on a battery.
Asus also has a nice battery calibration utility in the BIOS to help extend the life of the battery; you should perform such every few months for best results.
10-01-2008, 01:36 AM
All i have to say is R1F sucks...very frustated about it.
12-02-2008, 06:24 PM
I use the Asus and i like it. im newer to the field though and i recieved mine as a demo to test out. I havent found much wrong with it yet...
11-16-2009, 05:23 AM
i had a problem...the fingerprint reader,disreguarded the help file and used a tip I read online (only scanning about a cm of my finger) I now use it instead of a password.
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