SpecificationsNotebook: ASRock F14
Processor: Intel Celeron Dual-Core T1400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 350 euro
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the ASRock F14
Source: Digital Versus
ASRock is well known for bringing out motherboards with a worthwhile price/quality ratio. For some time now, the budget brand of the well-known manufacturer Asus has also been producing a laptop range following the same recipe. ASRock has come out with a very affordable product, worth a look for those who don’t want a netbook. While performance is limited, it’ll be fine for those working on office documents and the internet and is a nice enough machine to use. We do wish ASRock had gone for less gloss on the panel and surfaces and made a bit more of an effort on the audio side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.
Merom based dual core processor with a reduced feature set (power saving functions, virtualization features) with a small level 2 cache.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
ASRock: A 2002 founded subenterprise of Asus, which markets an own brand worldwide.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.