The laptop in its open glory


A 1.3-megapixel multi-position camera is placed above the large screen that can be used for picture taking, video recording or video conferencing. You can flip the camera forward or backward through the bottom, but not more than 35-degree upward.

ASUS managed to fit in the full-size keyboard including the numeric pad in the M70S, though some buttons like the left shift key is made smaller to squeeze the entire keyboard within the limited space. Coupled with Altec Lansing speakers and ASUS instant keys (Power4Gear eXtreme, Touchpad Lock, Splendid and InstantFun PLUS). Below the keyboard is the multimedia touchpad & buttons and fingerprint scanner. There are also two additional speakers at the bottom of the speakers.

The multimedia touchpad not only works as a pointing device to control your mouse cursor and scroll your documents or webpages, but it is also a multimedia controls. Press the MODE once and the rest of the multimedia controls will light up with a white backlight and you can use them to listen to your music or watch a movie conveniently. Simply press MODE again revert it to a normal touchpad.