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Asus F9Dc

Specifications

Asus F9DcNotebook: Asus F9Dc (F9 Series)
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 50%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus F9Dc

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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.


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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


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


80%: 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.

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

Asus F9S
GeForce 8400M G, Core 2 Duo T7500

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2007-12-30 (Update: 2012-05-26)