Asus A8F

Specifications

Asus A8FNotebook: Asus A8F
Processor: Intel Core Solo T1300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Average Score: 76.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 74%, features: 76%, display: 71% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus A8F

Asus A8F Notebook Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Asus A8F is an excellent choice for people on a relatively tight budget looking for a portable system to do general office tasks. Power users and gamers should avoid it, as should those looking for something to carry around constantly. This notebook computer is most comfortable with general computing tasks and flies through them all without a hitch. The long battery life and silence make it the perfect choice for students looking to work in a lecture or in the library. The included Asus carry bag and optical mouse are nice touches for first time users. There are certainly cheaper options for this specification, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
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Preis/Leistung teuer, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen gut
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2007
Rating: price: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%
A new workhorse in Asus’ stable
Source: Star Techcentral English
The screen comes with Asus’ “Colour Shine” technology, and I found it to be bright, with sufficient contrast and vibrant colours. Its side viewing angles are good, though its vertical viewing angle could be better. If you’re not interested in new games, and can live without a PC Card slot, the A8F would be a good choice as a general-purpose notebook. It offers great performance, decent battery life of about five hours, a quality screen, and is quite affordable at under RM4,600. Pros: Great performance; quality screen; good specs. Cons: Mediocre graphics performance.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

Leistung zufriedenstellend, Ausstattung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2006
Rating: performance: 75% features: 85% display: 85%

Foreign Reviews

71% Office-Notebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 85% performance: 64% features: 86% display: 52% mobility: 63% ergonomy: 81%
Asus A8F
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/10/2006
Rating: performance: 75% features: 75% display: 75% ergonomy: 75%
78% Einzel(kern)-Kämpfer: Im günstigen A8F setzt Asus den Core Solo ein, Intels neuen Einkern-Prozessor
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 82% performance: 71% features: 72% ergonomy: 90%
80% Schneller mit Doppel-CPU und UMTS
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 71% ergonomy: 92%
76% Asus A8F-H006H
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 74% features: 68% ergonomy: 82%

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 Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).


T1300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 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.


2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


76.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Twinhead Durabook S14Y
Core 2 Duo T7200
» Samsung X11-Pro Baviall
Core Duo T2600
» Samsung X11
Core Duo T2300
» Acer Aspire 4710
Pentium Dual Core T2080
» Acer TravelMate 2484WXMi
Celeron M 440
» Twinhead Durabook D14RY
Core 2 Duo T7600
» LG R400-5PRAG
Pentium Dual Core T2080
» Toshiba Satellite M100
Core Duo T2300
» Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t
Core Duo T2500
» Acer TravelMate 3273WXMi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Acer TravelMate 2480
Celeron M 430
» BenQ Joybook S73U
Core Duo T2250
» Samsung X11-Pro Bugomi
Core 2 Duo T5500
» Alienware Sentia m3450
Core 2 Duo T5500
» HP Pavilion dv2000t
Core Duo T2300
» HP Compaq nc6400
Core Duo T2400
» Dell Latitude D620
Core Duo T2300
» Dell Latitude D520
Core Duo T2300
» Dell Inspiron 640m
Core Duo T2300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» LG T1
Core Duo L2400, 1.9 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-Y5
Core Duo L2400, 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude ATG D620
Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
» LG T1-DGBG
Core Duo T2400, 1.9 kg
» LG T1-3DGAG
Core Duo L2400, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7110
Core Duo T2400, 1.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 10.1", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)