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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
Price: euro
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.
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar

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).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» 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":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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

Advent Quantum Q100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron M 900
ASRock F14
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron Dual-Core T1400
Twinhead Durabook S14Y
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7200
Samsung X11-Pro Baviall
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2600
Samsung X11
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300
Acer Aspire 4710
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T2080
Acer TravelMate 2484WXMi
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron M 440
Twinhead Durabook D14RY
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7600
Toshiba Satellite M100
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300
Lenovo ThinkPad Z61t
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2500
Acer TravelMate 3273WXMi
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5500
Acer TravelMate 2482NWXMi
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron M 430
Acer TravelMate 2480
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Celeron M 430
Samsung X11-Pro Bugomi
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T5500
HP Pavilion dv2000t
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300
HP Compaq nc6400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400
Dell Latitude D620
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300
Dell Inspiron 640m
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2300

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

LG T1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo L2400, 1.9 kg
Dell Latitude ATG D620
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T7200, 3.1 kg
LG T1-DGBG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400, 1.9 kg
LG T1-3DGAG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo L2400, 1.9 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S7110
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo T2400, 1.8 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Asus UL50AT
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Averatec N3440
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Advent Roma 3000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Averatec N3400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Pentium Dual Core T3400, 13.3", 1.5 kg
MSI VR630
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Mobile Sempron SI-40, 16.0", 2.6 kg
HP Pavilion dv6-1230us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)