The total number of ports provided by the AVEH1 is pretty good for a thin-and-light notebook at this price range,. With Wi-Fi off, I get only a few more minutes out of the battery, so that seems to suggest the notebook is pretty much optimized for general performance and battery life. Worried about a defective unit, I sent an e-mail to tech support and within a few hours I received a reply from a technician. Underside view of Averatec where cooling vents can be seen view large image At 4. At the center is the power button, flanked on the left by two quick launch buttons for e-mail and internet browser. I have no clue as to where the wireless card is physically.
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The Cyberlink DVD Solution is simple and intuitive to use, and the suite does provide the basic multimedia functions. Averatec keyboard view large image. On the front there are a 4-pin FireWire avdratec, the audio ports, and a set of status LED from left to right, numbers lock, caps lock, scroll lock, hard drive activity, power, battery status, and wireless LAN. I have no clue as to where the wireless card is physically. When I use the notebook in my lap, this vent is almost completely covered by my right thigh.
It is not loud but the low droning hum is definitely audible in a quiet room. I have a decent desktop which my friend helped me build last year, but I needed a laptop so I could start doing my homework away from my apartment and all the distractions.
Back side view of Averatec view large image. I purchased this viedo from Buy.
The screen does not wobble because of the metal hinges under the plastic cover. I wanted a basic, portable notebook with which I could write essays, do spreadsheets, make presentations, check e-mails, and surf the web. Lid view of Averatec Much to my liking, the all-white exterior finish is very minimalist.
Underside view of Averatec where cooling vents can be seen view large image. It takes about vide seconds to boot to the Windows logon screen.
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Most of the keys are of pretty good size except for those on the right side of the keyboard. The fact that both memory slots are used further discourages average users to upgrade, even though the maximum is set at 2 GB.
Battery The battery life is the major weakness of this notebook. Below the touchpad are the mouse buttons, but they are more like cut-outs from the plastic case than real buttons, so they are rather stiff and noisy. At the center is the power button, flanked on the left by two quick launch buttons for e-mail and internet browser.
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Although it is not strengthened by fancy carbon fiber or magnesium alloy, the notebook feels fairly solid. The AC adaptor is also very small and light 0. Speakers The speakers are located right below the screen, and as expected, they are very weak in terms of depth and volume.
The AVEH1 is configured as followed. Right side view of Averatec view large image. That was an amazing job by Buy. Overall I am pretty satisfied with the prompt response from customer service, but again my experience is very limited. When I first received the notebook, I played around with the Windows Power Options in an attempt to maximize battery life.
The consolation for the short battery life is a very small and light AC adapter 0. Averatec glossy screen view avegatec image. External speakers or headphones are highly recommended in this case.
The notebook has only a few trial software, Norton Antivirus day trialNetzero, and First Backup, so I just uninstalled them. There is some flex to the keyboard when I type, but the key travel is good. The small 4-cell battery mAH is most likely the culprit, although there is an optional 8-cell extended battery mAH that should double the battery life.
I chose free shipping, which would normally take seven to nine business days, but my package arrived in just three days. Front side view of Averatec view large image.