Asus S6F
Asus S6F

Asus S6F

Specifications

Asus S6FNotebook: Asus S6F
Processor: Intel Core Duo L2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Average Score: 80.55% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 87%, features: 94%, display: 79% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus S6F

70% Asus S6F
Source: PC Mag English
The ASUS S6F has the distinction of being one of the few ultraportables that has a built-in optical drive, yet still weighs less than 4 pounds. No bigger than a portable DVD player, the sleek, ultraportable ASUS S6F ($2,200 street) has a built-in optical drive and a DVD-friendly widescreen that allow it to function just like one. But unlike those dedicated DVD devices, the S6F can compute as well, thanks to its full-blown edition of Microsoft Windows XP Professional. It's an ultraportable fit for the skies, not to mention road trips, family vacations, and even your daily commute. Just be warned: The cramped keyboard is only great if you have tiny fingers.
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3.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70%
79% Asus S6F
Source: CNet English
The leather-clad, ultraportable Asus S6F pushes laptops from the realm of personal computer to that of personal fashion accessory. With a textured, chocolate-brown, leather lid and wrist rest, incorporated with a gunmetal gray interior and black base, the S6F would definitely fit in next to your diamond-encrusted iPod or Dolce & Gabbana Razr. After spending time with the laptop, we were pleased to discover that Asus hasn't sacrificed substance for style; the S6F's Core Duo processor does the heavy lifting of a laptop twice its size, and its display is a thing of beauty. All this, for $300 less than its chief competitor, the Sony VAIO TXN15P/B. Though the Asus S6F's $2,500 price tag and fashion-forward looks aren't for everybody, we definitely think it's a solid choice for anyone who wants a visually distinctive, highly portable laptop without sacrificing performance or features.
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(von 10): 7.9, Preis/Leistung etwas teuer, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8, Display gut, Akkulaufzeit lang
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80%
60% Tiny machine impresses with its looks and speed but not its ergonomics.
Source: Laptop Mag English
There are notebooks you buy to get work done, and there are notebooks you buy to make other people jealous. The 3.4-pound Asus S6F-3037P falls squarely into the latter category, boasting jeweled hinges and a polished keyboard. You can even order the S6F series with genuine leather panels for the ultimate in ultraportable one-upmanship, and it delivers excellent performance and battery life to boot. If you're willing to put up with a small screen and a cramped keyboard, the S6F-3037P is worth the $2,199 splurge. Our system didn't come with the hand-embossed leather panels, which, for those willing to fork over an extra $400, adorn the lid and area below the keyboard. However, this more affordable version screams exquisite craftsmanship in other ways, starting with the lid's two shiny, circular hinges, engraved with "Asus S6."
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3 von 5, Leistung schnell, Display winzig, Akkulaufzeit sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 85% display: 50%
Asus - S6F review
Source: IT Reviews English
There's a penchant for programmes on the TV lately dealing with time travel, and when you first glimpse the latest small notebook from Asus, it's more Life on Mars than Doctor Who. With or without the leather finish, the S6F is a well crafted notebook with plenty of performance and (in extended configuration) battery life, and is certainly one of the best ultra-portable notebooks available at the present.
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Leistung reichlich, Mobilität ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2006
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 100%
80% Samsung Q1 UMPC Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
You can’t deny Asus isn’t trying something a little different with the S6F. It’s an ultraportable weighing in at a slim and light 1.4kg but if that isn’t enough they’ve gone and covered the back of the lid and the palm-rests in leather. This may seem a little kitsch, and the pink version that is offer certainly is, but when it comes to adding that all-important touch and feel factor it’s surprising how pleasing it actually is. It’s not only a vanity, though, as the coating means that the machine stays cool to the touch no matter how long you have it running, which can’t be a bad thing.
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8 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS S6F
Source: Bios Magazine English
If presentation is everything, ASUS’ S6F (from £1699) would win hands-down. The S6F is as much a style statement as a laptop thanks to its compact form factor and chic looks. Gone is the familiar plastic, brushed aluminium and carbon fibre panels we’re all accustomed to, replaced with real cow-hide leather (to the wrath of animal activists!). ASUS’ commitment to quality has driven the promise of the ZBD (Zero Bright Dot) Policy, a global 2-year warranty which invokes a replacement screen if the bundled unit shows just a single bad pixel. This not only guarantees bright dot-free LCD panels, it also demonstrates ASUS’ confidence in product quality. The excellent warranty is the icing on the cake of this compelling laptop. Overall the S6F looks great, performs better than most ultra-portables thanks to its dual-core processor, and is very well connected.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2006

Foreign Reviews

Schönes und kleines Subnotebook mit handverarbeitetem Lederbezug
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/11/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
85% Edel-Notebooks - VGN C1S/H
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 82% features: 100% ergonomy: 68%
76% Schmuckstück: Asus S6F
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% mobility: 90%
80% Die Präsentation ist in fünf Minuten da!
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus S6F: Subnotebook im Lederdesign - Schon das Auspacken ist ein Erlebnis
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2006
Rating: price: 50% features: 90% display: 85%
84% Subnotebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 75% performance: 87% features: 100% display: 95% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 73%
95% Asus S6F
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 95%
Asus S6F Leather Collection
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/15/2006
Asus S6F Leather Collection
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/15/2006
87% Mikro-Notebooks - S6F-3022P
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 98% features: 99% ergonomy: 86%
Im Lederkleid - Subnotebook Asus S6F
Source: c't German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: performance: 95% display: 85% ergonomy: 40%
Ganz etwas Edles
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/15/2006
90% The Asus S6F will certainly turn heads, but will it do so for the right reasons?
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2006
Rating: Total score: 90%

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).

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.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


L2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.1": This is a quite small display format for subnotebooks. However, most netbooks have an even 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.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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


80.55%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony VAIO VGN-TZ298N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21WN
Core 2 Duo T7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31VN
Core 2 Duo U7700, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ295N
Core 2 Duo U7700, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ250N
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ31MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11WN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Asus S6FM
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ10MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ21MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ18GN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ150N/B
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12VN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ12MN
Core 2 Duo U7600, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TXN27N
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11XN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TZ11MN
Core 2 Duo U7500, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX850p
Core Solo U1400, 1.2 kg
» Asus U1
Core Duo U2400, 1.2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX5XN/B
Core Solo U1500, 1.3 kg
» Asus U1F
Core Duo U2400, 1 kg
» Asus S6
Core Duo L2300, 1.4 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook F11Y
Core Solo U1300, 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3XP
Core Solo U1400, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-TX3HP
Core Solo U1300, 1.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.3 kg
» Advent Quantum Q100
Celeron M 900, 14.0", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)