SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U2E
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Display: 11.1 inch, 16:10, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1700 euro
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U2E
Source: Tom's Guide
With only a 1.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 CPU and a 4,200 RPM ATA hard disk drive, the U2E achieved the lowest score of the five ultraportable notebooks on our performance tests, even though it was the only notebook to sport 3 GB rather than 2 GB of memory.
(von 5): Preis 3, Mobilität 1.5, Leistung 2.4, Ergonomie 4 von 5
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/27/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 48% mobility: 30% ergonomy: 80%
Source: PC Video - 4/08
Plus: kompaktes Design-Notebook; exklusive Ausstattung; lange Akku-Laufzeiten; DVI-Ausgang für HD-Monitor.
Ausstattung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
When it comes to usability, the Asus U2E is something of mixed blessing; the keyboard takes some getting used to and if you need to rely on it every day you'll need to get accustomed to carrying the larger battery pack. That said, it is versatile enough to be your sole notebook, which at this size isn't something we were expecting.
7 von 10, Mobilität mäßig, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% mobility: 60%
The U2E-1B1P is a great little laptop with a unique look and long battery life. It lacks some of the wow factor of the Apple MacBook Air or Sony's power house VGN-TZ21WN and its fan can be noisy.
7.5 von 10, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 40%
Source: PC Mag
Ultraportables in the 3-pound-and-under range that run a full-blown operating system (Windows, Linux, or Mac) have become commonplace—around 30 have already hit the U.S. market alone. ASUS has one for every budget, ranging from the über-affordable EeePC 900 to the glamorous U1F. The ASUS U2E-A2B is a gorgeous, leather-clad ultraportable that weighs next to nothing. But it could use a price reduction and a processor upgrade.
3 von 5, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung schlecht, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Advisor
A stylish and well-featured ultraportable at the luxury end of the market, but ultimately more style over substance. And if the Asus U2E-1P014E appeals but the price seems a little steep, consider the ?1,199 black leather version with 120GB hard drive.
(von 5): 3.5, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Despite some niggling issues regarding the keyboard and a noisy fan, it's hard to ignore the value and quality on offer here. With two batteries in the box, HDMI output, 4GB RAM and an SSD for the same price as a fairly basic entry-level Sony TZ, it puts down a formidable challenge to its competitors. Add in the excellent screen, good performance and attractive design and you've got an exceedingly tempting alternative. Our only other regret is the lack of an HSDPA equipped version.
(von 10): 9, Preis 10, Ausstattung 9, Leistung 9
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90%
Source: PC Pro
Interest in ultraportable laptops has been growing recently, with both budget Eee PC clones and dearer premium featherweights generating headlines. The latest manufacturer to throw its hat into the ring is Asus, with the 1.3kg U2E. Classy looks and light weight make for a decent ultraportable, but it's got some tough competition.
4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: Laptop Mag
The U2E is hands-down one of the best-looking ultraportables on the market. However, its closest rivals—the $3,098 MacBook Air and the $2,936 Lenovo ThinkPad X300—pack larger, 13-inch screens, better performance scores, and larger solid state drives, all for just a few hundred dollars more. Nevertheless, the U2E’s fashion-forward design, along with its small and light build, DVD burner, and array of ports, make it a first-class luxury business notebook.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
Source: PC Advisor
Go on, run your hands along the Asus U2E's leather-trim exterior. This ultraportable laptop's luxurious cladding and long list of extras will make you feel like you're handling premium gear. But we found other things to like about the Asus U2E beyond its style. To begin with, the Asus U2E weighs just 1.25kg. It has a brilliant 1366-x-768-pixel, 11in widescreen display. Like Sony's VAIO VGN-TZ295N ultraportable, the Asus U2E's screen is easy to view in tight spaces, although it lacks LED backlighting. The Asus U2E isn't as complete a package as the VAIO, but it is much cheaper, at a reasonable (for an ultraportable) £1,394 inc VAT. Fazit: The Asus U2E is a fun, stylish notebook, and its cowhide couture is bound to turn some heads, though perhaps not those of die-hard Apple fans.
(von 5): 4, Verarbeitung 4, Ausstattung 4, Preis 3.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
The Asus U2E is one of the most impressive luxury business notebooks we've ever seen. Granted, the $2,000 price tag is more than most consumers are likely to consider ... but this isn't an ordinary laptop. Asus managed to create one of the smallest and lightest notebooks with a built-in optical drive and a build quality that is second to none. Add in the fact that the U2E still includes a reasonable number of ports and enough processing power to meet your mobile needs, and the U2E makes perfect sense for anyone considering a luxury ultraportable notebook. The black premium leather, metal accents, and a solid selection of included accessories give the U2E just enough of an edge to make the competition want to pay close attention. If you're in the market for a stylish, ultraportable laptop that makes a serious statement then the U2E might just be your perfect match.
Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung exzellent, Leistung schlecht, Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/18/2008
Rating: performance: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95% emissions: 40%
Source: PC World
The Asus U2E is a fun, stylish notebook, and its cowhide couture is bound to turn some heads, though perhaps not those of die-hard Apple fans.
(von 100): 74, Leistung 56, Ausstattung 78, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 60% performance: 56% features: 78%
Source: PC Perspective
The ASUS U2E is perhaps one of the best notebooks to hit the ultra-mobile market. Ever. By offering both solid performance for this segment, a list of features that exceeds machines much larger, size and weight that any road warrior would envy and battery life of nearly 8.5 hours ASUS is able to address nearly every concern for the mobile market; not to mention that it is simultaneously sexy and elegant. I have no doubt that the U2E will be incredibly popular and from my time testing it I can see no reason why it shouldn't be.
ausgezeichnet, Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 62% display: 91% mobility: 92% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 82%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 7-8
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/23/2008
Rating: mobility: 80%
Source: Minitechnet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/20/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 40% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 40%
Source: PC Actual ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 74% mobility: 50%
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.
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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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.
77.92%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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