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Asus U3S

Specifications

Asus U3SNotebook: Asus U3S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 52%, performance: 86%, features: 73%, display: 70% mobility: 57%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 40%, emissions: 60%

Reviews for the Asus U3S

Edler Begleiter
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/22/2008
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Asus U3S Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 60% emissions: 80%
Test: Subnotebook Asus U3S
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2007
Rating: price: 43% performance: 100% mobility: 37% ergonomy: 29%
70% ASUS U3S 13,3" 8400M-G
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30% emissions: 40%
90% Asus U3S Notebook ultraligero
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80%

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.


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.


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.

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


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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.


1.8 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.

Asus U3S
GeForce 8400M G

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)