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Asus F70SL

Specifications

Asus F70SLNotebook: Asus F70SL
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T6400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 3.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 73.14% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 53% mobility: 47%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus F70SL

80% Asus F70SL Notebook
Source: Gadgetspeak English
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%
80% Asus - F70SL
Source: IT Reviews English
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%
75% Asus F70SL
Source: Reg Hardware English
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%
70% Asus F70SL review
Source: Techradar English
 

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.


70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
68% Asus F70SL
Source: CNet English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Test Asus F70SL Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2009
Rating: display: 40% mobility: 40% emissions: 80%
72% Asus F70 SL
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/11/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 77% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 70%
67% Asus F70SL
Source: Laptopy.info.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 54% display: 66% mobility: 40%

Comment

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.

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


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.


17.3": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.9 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in 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


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.

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

» Asus F70SL
Core 2 Duo T5900

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Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z790
Core 2 Duo P8800, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z31ZN
Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z41MD/B
Core 2 Duo P8700, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino D8000
Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H
Core 2 Duo P8600, 18.4", 3.6 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X
Core 2 Duo P9600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus UV6
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» MSI Megabook PX600
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» Novatech X60MV
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» Samsung E172 Aura T5800
Core 2 Duo T5800, 17.0", 3.2 kg
» HP Pavilion dv3550eg
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» Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z590
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus N80VC
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Asus X83VB
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus N10J
Atom N270, 10.2", 1.8 kg
» Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q
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» Sony Vaio VGN Z11MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Extensa 7620Z
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-CS11Z/R
Core 2 Duo P8400, 14.1", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-06- 3 (Update: 2012-05-26)