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ASRock F14

Specifications

ASRock F14Notebook: 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
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 350 euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the ASRock F14

60% ASRock F14
Source: Digital Versus English
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%

Comment

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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


T1400:

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.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-02-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)