Asus F9 Series

Asus F9DcProcessor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56, Intel Core 2 Duo T5500, Intel Core 2 Duo T5600, Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300
Display: 12.1 inch
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000, 1300 euro
Average Score: 84.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 73%, features: 70%, display: 63%
mobility: 53%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 50%

 

Asus F9F

Specifications

Asus F9FNotebook: Asus F9F
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus F9F und F9J Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/16/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Leuchtwunder im Kleinstformat
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 50%

 

Asus F9J

Specifications

Asus F9JNotebook: Asus F9J
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Asus F9J-2P018E
Source: Com! German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80%

 

Asus F9S

Specifications

Asus F9SNotebook: Asus F9S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 F9S (Model)

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Asus F9S User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
When searching for a notebook I was looking for something that would last me for at least my four years of undergraduate studies, something that would be light and easy to carry without compromising performance, and something that can handle a few advanced and demanding programs from time to time. My intensive search ended with the ultraportable Asus F9S-B1, which had all of the things I was looking for with only a few compromises. I bought the Asus F9S notebook from btoTech.com. I have to say, I couldn’t be happier with the vendor I chose. The company stuck with me since July, giving me the right advice and the right recommendations, e-mailing me about their available products that suited my requirements, all the way until October, when the F9S-B1 became available. After ordering I received the notebook 6 days after ordering from them, the shipping was free. This was excellent speed and service!
Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung sehr gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 50%
80% Asus F9S
Source: Magnus.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 80%
Asus F9S
Source: PC Magazin German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/02/2008
Rating: features: 80%
94% Büro to go
Source: TV Movie Multimedia - 3/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 80% performance: 80%

 

Asus F9Dc

Specifications

Asus F9DcNotebook: Asus F9Dc
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Asus F9 User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
When I picked up my HP Pavilion dv6258se early this year, around February, I bought it because I lived thirty miles from school and wanted to have a sort of portable workstation for editing video and playing the occasional game. It's a fifteen incher, big and beautiful. Mainly big.
If the battery life is something you think you can live with, then honestly, this notebook really is a steal. I know it sounds like I've kvetched a lot about the unit, but it's a very solid machine. If my classes this quarter hadn't almost universally banned laptop use (barbarians!) I might've actually picked up one of those one-size-fits-all batteries to cover that. I may still.

The important thing is that it's powerful and versatile, and is really a hell of a lot of bang for the buck.
Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 50%
80% Asus F9DC
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50%

 

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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.

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).

NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300: The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 is part of the lower performance segment and the competitor card of the ATI X1300. Technically it is simply lower clocked GeForce Go 7300.

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G: The 8400M G is a pared-down 8400M GS with only half as much Stream Processors and a smaller memory bus. Therefore, the performance is much lower and only as fast as the old 7400 card. Only MPEG-2 acceleration.

» 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.

T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

T5600:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom core featuring virtualization functions VT-x.

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.

AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.

TL-56:

In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.


12.1: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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


1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:


84.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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

» Asus F9Dc
Turion 64 X2 TL-56

Notebooks with the same GPU

» One B4390
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus U3S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2800t
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Asus U2E
Core 2 Duo T7500, 11.1", 1.3 kg
» LG E500-S APCBG
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2548
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Benq Joybook R56
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus U3S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung Q70
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8410
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus W7S
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus F3SC
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Asus A8SC
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.4 kg
» Asus A7S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 17.1", 4 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Celeron 867
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK098W
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Samsung 550C22-H01US
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 867
» Asus Eee PC 1225C-BLK012M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600, Atom N2600
» Asus Eee PC 1215P-SIV066M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570
» Fujitsu LifeBook TH701
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2430M
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK227M
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Medion Akoya E2312 MD97974
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S
Radeon HD 6470M, Atom D2700
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-SIV064M
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M
» HP ProBook 4230s-LV401PA
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
» HP EliteBook 2760p-LX389AW
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2540M
» HP ProBook 4230s
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M

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