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Asus U3S

Specifications

Asus U3S
Asus U3S
Graphics adapter
Display
13.3 inch 16:10, 1280x800 pixel
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.


1.8 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


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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Devices with the same GPU

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Asus ZenBook UX310UA-GL123T
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)