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Asus S121

Specifications

Asus S121Notebook: Asus S121
Processor: Intel Atom Z520
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 40%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus S121

70% Asus S121 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English
Light in size, large in capacity, luxurious in looks. ASUS S121 slim line notebook is really a netbook, with a high end design and a great deal of engineering work to make the form factor ever so slim. Honestly it was about time the netbooks started to look more professional, we’re glad someone had the testicular fortitude to put it in to action. We’re hoping that the categorisation by screen size won’t detract potential buyers, due to the wrong category it’s being sold under. Then again, laptop buyers who previously wouldn’t touch netbooks with a barge pole might be encouraged to look further into the range in the future.
70
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Asus S121: tak elegantní, jak jen minibook může být
Source: Extranotebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2009
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80%

Comment

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).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z520:

Power efficient single core CPU with a very low performance. Offers more features (power saving, VT-x) than the N series Atoms.

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


12.1":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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 and/or Screen Size

Asus Eee PC 1201NL
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.4 kg
Elonex Sliver
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 1.6 kg
Rock Pegasus 210
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Mobile A A110, 1.2 kg

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N280, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Sony Vaio VPCY115FX/BI
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Itronix GD6000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo T9400, 13.3", 2.9 kg
Viewsonic Viewbook VNB131
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 13.3", 1.7 kg
HP Mini 1151NR
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Atom N270, 10.1", 1.1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-30
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950, Core Duo L2400, 13.3", 3.6 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)