SpecificationsNotebook: Asus F70SL
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 900 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus F70SL
The Asus F70SL laptop must be considered a desktop replacement as it has a 17.3inch screen, measures 42x29x4cm and weights close to four kilos. Certainly if you carried this on public transport all day everyday then you would be a pretty fit person. The face of the lid and the area around the keyboard are a pinstripe pattern the rest is the more normal black colour.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
Laptops continue to outsell desktop PCs and the continuing evolution of ‘desktop replacement' laptops is one of the reasons. The F70SL is a good-looking, reasonably well-equipped, desktop-replacement laptop with a big screen. It isn't ‘Full HD' as Asus claims, but it's still good for most 2D uses. There is another version of the F70SL, the TY129C, which is currently around £850 and includes a 2.4GHz P8600 processor. The TY076C machine reviewed here appears better value.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Reg Hardware
If you can up your budget, the F70SL-TY129C version can be picked up for £860 and comes with a P8600 running at 2.4GHz. However, it's still saddled with the GeForce 9300M GS graphics chip. Our review model, the F70SL-TY076C has the slower T5850 CPU and, at around £740, is a better deal. Sure, it's no gaming laptop and the T5850 processor isn't exactly the fastest CPU off the block, but if you're looking for a well-built desktop replacement with a large screen, the F70SL packs in a fair amount for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
How will Asus' big 17" F70SL laptop fare? While it certainly isn't the portable powerhouse we would have liked, due to the lack of a top-end GPU and a disappointingly average screen resolution, the F70SL has its merits in build quality and comfort and is certainly worth a look for those after an affordable multimedia desktop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Asus F70 is aimed at the film buff who wants to replace their bulky desktop PC with something a little more portable. Its biggest selling point is a 17.3-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, but it promises to be a fairly competent all-rounder. It's available to buy now for £849. The F70 is difficult to recommend. Asus believes it'll make a great desktop replacement that appeals to movie buffs, but its equipment levels are uninspiring, its screen is mediocre, and it doesn't represent particularly good value next to laptops such as the Dell Studio 17.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 68%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2009
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 77% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%
Source: Laptopy.info.pl PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 54% display: 66% mobility: 40%
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T6400: Entry level dual core processor based on the Penryn core with only 2 MB level 2 cache and a low clock speed.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
73.14%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.