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Asus F8VA

Specifications

Asus F8VA
Asus F8VA (F8 Series)
Display
14.1 inch 16:10, 1440x900 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 30%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus F8VA

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%

Comment

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).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


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.

» 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


70%: 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 with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad W500
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW390
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 2.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite A355-S6944
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8600, 16.0", 3 kg
Toshiba Satellite A350D-202
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, 16.0", 3 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31E
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T6400, 16.4", 3.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW31ZJ
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9550, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Gateway MD7826u
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.6", 3.3 kg
Acer Extensa 5630G
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T5800, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Satellite A350D-10O
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70, 16.0", 3 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW21Z
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Asus V1V
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8600, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW11J
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo P8400, 16.4", 3.1 kg
Asus M51T
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 3 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad W500
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 15.4", 2.76 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro A300D
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 RM-70, 15.4", 2.7 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-FW11ZU
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Core 2 Duo T9400, 16.4", 3.1 kg

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GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 6700HQ, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Asus K501LB
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Stefan Hinum, 2008-12- 8 (Update: 2012-07-18)