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Windows 8 swipe from left problem on touchpad / laptop [solved]

Q. I have a brand new Asus laptop with all the latest drivers but one thing is DRIVING ME CRAZY! When I am dragging something around using the trackpad or even just scrolling sideways sometimes my laptop randomly switches apps 🙁 I am running Windows 8 and any help is appreciated!!! –Ambra D A. Thank you for your question Ambra, I believe I know what is happening and how to solve your problem: Your trackpad is inadvertently triggering the Windows 8 ‘swipe from

The difference between S200e and X202e and Q200e? [answered]

Q. What is the difference between the Asus S200e, X202e and Q200e VivoBooks? A. They are very similar laptops, but there are a few differences. Here is the relevant info, originally posted in my complete SSD performance upgrade guide for these models! Model listing: X202E (it even comes in pink now!),  S200E, Q200E UPDATED! They are all identical in basic construction, the differences are in the CPUs, bluetooth capabilities, and bundled accessories. Specifically: X202E +Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8 GHz, 3rd Generation Core Processor +Intel HD4000 Graphics

ASUS X202E hard drive upgrade instructions (replace w/SSD)

The X202E-DH31T is a very cool little laptop and for the price ($400-$500) it is definitely one of the best touchscreen options out there! Unfortunately, it is saddled with a relatively slow hard drive and the RAM is soldered in. 🙁 PERFORMANCE TIP: replace the slow hard drive with a fast SSD. 🙂 See instructions below! *Bloatware removal is of course recommended as well  🙂 After upgrading to a SSD, commenter RJ suggested putting the old hard drive in a

ASUS Sabertooth P67 back panel port selection

The Sabertooth P67 has the following ports on its back panel assembly: a PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo-port 8 USB 2.0 ports, from left to right: 2 black (below ps/2 connector), 2 red (above eSATA connector), 2 black (by themselves), 2 black (above firewire and green eSATA) 1 FireWire IEEE 1394 port 2 USB 3.0 ports (blue colored USB 3.0 style ports) 1 Intel GigE Ethernet port 2 e-SATA ports (red and green colored ports) and 6 analogue and S/PDIF optical audio output

ASUS S200E SSD Upgrade Guide

Here is a step-by-step photo tutorial for upgrading the S200E to utilize a fast SSD! 2016 UPDATE: My top SSD recommendation is the Samsung 850 EVO series. They start at around $70 for the 120GB version and they go all the way up to 2TB. Huge performance improvement vs the default HDD. RATING NOTE: while this upgrade is a little more difficult than some others, the new SSD still resulted in a HUGE performance improvement so I give this upgrade

Asus VivoBook S200E Review

I recently purchased an Asus VivoBook S200E from Staples. The actual purchase was a bit spur of the moment as it occured during a business trip to SC.  However, I had been eyeing that particular laptop since Christmas so when I happened to find a coupon to get the laptop for $399, the low price tag was too good to pass. Especially for a relatively powerful laptop, complete with touch capability, in a very nice travel-size. 🙂 Pros: Nice size

Upgrade ASUS N56VM/N56VZ SSD & RAM

If you have a nice ASUS N56VM or N56VZ series laptop you may be wondering how to upgrade it for maximum performance. So here is a photo tutorial on how to upgrade the RAM on these particular ASUS laptops. You can also see get a feel for how to remove the hard drive & upgrade to an SSD as well as seeing the location of the wifi card. NOTE: A number of people have asked what memory and SSD I

ASUS RT-N56U WiFi Router Review

ASUS Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U) NOTE: Review will be updated once performance testing is complete… tentative rating so far:  [starreview tpl=16] Pros: +easy setup +small size +two USB ports! +decent SAMBA transfer speeds (6Mbs-8Mbs actual throughput) +supports NTFS on USB devices Cons: -cannot use external antennas 🙁 -unusual power connector (if the power supply dies, you are likely NOT going to have a compatible spare laying around) -unusual case design could make mounting/positioning difficult (though it does look