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Asus U5A

Specifications

Asus U5ANotebook: Asus U5A
Processor: Intel Pentium M 750
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 4:3, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 83.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 78%, features: 93%, display: 90% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Asus U5A

81% Subnotebooks
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 75% performance: 75% features: 90% display: 94% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 79%
Asus U5A Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2006
Rating: performance: 75% display: 85% workmanship: 95% emissions: 85%
85% Leicht und flott
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 85%
85% Business-Winzling
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 85% features: 95% ergonomy: 95%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip with shared memory on Mobile Intel 915GM chipset. It is the predecessor of Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The performance can be compared with the Mobile Radeon 9000 (with a 64 bit memory bus).

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 Pentium M: With Intel chip set (855 or 915) and Intel WLAN also available with the name Centrino (name for the package).
In the comparison very fast per megahertz and very modest with weaknesses in floating point operations.
It is also available as a low voltage version with very small current consumption.


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


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a 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.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 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


83.67%: 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.

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Asus W6A
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Alienware Sentia m3400
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Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Samsung Q1
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Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)