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Asus F8 Series

Asus F8VAProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000, 1100 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 90%, features: 100%, display: 60%
mobility: 49%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: - %

 

Asus F8P

Specifications

Asus F8PNotebook: Asus F8P
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus F8P Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
There's little debate that for the average user, the Asus F8P is a respectably powerful device. Even for users requiring higher-than-average computing power, it holds its own. What's more ambiguous are the F8P's styling choices: the machine's looks are definitely love-it-or-hate-it. To my eye at least, the all black version has a more refined, less outlandish feel, with its more muted appearance potentially having broader appeal. Stylistic considerations aside, the F8P strikes a good balance between performance and portability, providing enough of both to make this a viable single-computer solution for many users. Battery life could be better and high screen gloss is an irritation, but beyond these issues the F8P is a polished, solid total package. Ultimately, if you're comfortable with the way it looks, the F8P is a computer that proves to be comfortable for the way most of us use our notebooks.
Verarbeitung zufriedenstellend, Display mäßig
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2008
Rating: display: 60% workmanship: 70%
86% Test: Notebooks mit 14.1-Zoll-Displays
Source: Com! - 8/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 68% ergonomy: 76%

 

Asus F8VA

Specifications

Asus F8VANotebook: Asus F8VA
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 F8VA (Model)

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ASUS F8VA: who's this for again?
Source: APC Mag English

It should be obvious by now that the F8VA is capable of dual duties; desktop replacement and media machine alike. But the sad fact is that it doesn’t excel at either. As a desktop machine the price is too high, and it’s too heavy to take on the road. The battery won’t last the trip either. Yet as a multimedia machine, it needs a bigger screen to make the most of the Blu-ray drive and speedy processing power. However, if you need a laptop that spends equal time in both the study and the lounge room, overlooking these minor flaws shouldn’t be too hard if it saves you from buying two separate machines.


(von 10): 7, Preis 7, Ergonomie 7, Leistung 8, Mobilität sehr schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 70%

 

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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.

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

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400: This DirectX 10 graphic card from ATI is the direct competitor to the NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS graphic card for laptops. It features the Avivo HD video engine. The performance is not enaough for DX 10 games and high settings.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

» 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.

T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.


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.

2.4 kg:


78%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)