SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U6S (U6 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G 256 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1799 euro
Average of 15 scores (from 18 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U6S
Object of desire... Advertising the Asus U6S one word dominates – luxury. The piano finish as well as the great equipment including LED display, Penryn CPU, and GeForce 9300M, emphasize luxury. Even at the first glance the 12 inch Asus U6F looks luxurious. The same is true for the price of this 12 inch notebook, which is at least 1.799,- Euro.
Source: PC Authority
So, while the Asus makes a luxurious first impression, it isn’t the ideal small luxury laptop: the poor battery life and lacklustre build quality offset its performance and business features.
von 6: 3, Leistung 5, Mobilität 2, Ausstattung 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 83% features: 50% mobility: 40%
Source: Digital Trends
Overall, despite a few quirks, the U6S proves a better-than-average notebook with a unique look and several useful built-in features; it’s also relatively affordable too for an ultra-portable. Nonetheless, given the system’s weight and poor battery life, it’s not exactly what we’d call an ideal traveling companion. Think of the laptop instead as semi-portable, and award it style points as well as props for its four USB ports, HDMI port and optical drive – features you don’t often see in this sort of system. In short, if you’re looking for something a bit different than the typical OEM PC, the U6S won’t disappoint, but if you’re looking for maximum portability, well… consider looking elsewhere.
7.5 von 10, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: T Break
As you can see, the Ultraportable of today is able to beat the workhorse of yesterday in anything except for gaming. Thats not to say that you wont be able to play games on the U6S. We fired up Counterstrike and got a reasonable frame rate of 35 fps. Just dont expect it to play Crysis, but new RTS and RPG games should be playable. Overall, the U6S is definitely the most feature-rich ultra-portable we have received in our labs. It packs more features and performance with a 12.1" frame than most notebooks do in 15.4" space. Combining that with the beauty that the U6S is, we have no problems recommending it to anyone looking for an ultra-portable.
Leistung gut, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90%
Source: Laptop Logic
Overall, the ASUS U6 is a wonderful notebook packed with numerous features and power in a small sophisticated package. The functionality of the unit and pure elegance of this laptop undoubtedly outweigh the weakness of a below average battery life, but you may find yourself wishing for more RAM in short order. With all of the computing capabilities at a reasonable $1699.99, this is definitely a laptop to seriously consider if you’re in the market for a full-featured ultraportable.
4 von 5, Emissionen sehr gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 40% emissions: 90%
Source: PC Perspective
The ASUS U6S is a great mix of performance and size offering a lot of power in a small package. The LCD is very nice, sturdy and bright, the keyboard isn't soft and pliable like other small notebooks and the looks of the U6S should appeal to just about everyone. The only downside is the batter life - it just doesn't fit with the rest of the notebook and we expected we more than the 2.5 hours or so we got. If you don't think that's an issue for you though, the U6S could make a great mobile productivity machine.
sehr gut, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: PC Mag
The endless proliferation of ASUS-branded laptops is growing by the minute—not that this is a bad thing. In ultraportables alone, the company has four different lines, with countless sub-models belonging to each. The ASUS U6S is a third option if you're trying to decide between the Dell M1330 and the Sony SZ791N. But consider buying a second battery before you take the plunge.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Comp Reviews
The ASUS U6S-A1 is somewhat of a surprisingly system. It is marketed as a luxury ultraportable because of its unique exterior shell design and the leather palm rest, but it really shines as a high performance ultraportable. There are some drawbacks to this, particularly in the battery life, but it is something that many can easily live with.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50%
Taiwanese computer maker Asus is best known these days for the ultracompact and ultracheap, $399 Linux-powered Eee PC. The company also turns out some noteworthy high-end systems, such as the $1,699 Asus U6S.
The leather-clad Asus U6S is an ultraportable that will require you to tote around a little extra weight in return for its power and ports. It carries a fair price, but we would like it more if the battery ran longer.
7.3 von 10, Mobilität schlecht, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% mobility: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
Overall, the ASUS U6S is a great notebook that speaks of refinement and quality. From the deep, shimmering paint scheme and genuine leather accents to the no-compromise specifications and refined manners, the U6S is unmistakably a luxury device. Just about the only thing that doesn't scream of excess and indulgence is the U6S's modest price of $1649.99. Yes, the U6S does have below average battery life for an ultra portable, but don't let that scare you away. With so many advantages, you may well be able to overlook the U6S' one weakness and enjoy one of the best values in the luxury notebook niche. It's clear that ASUS' wide exposure to the notebook retail market is long overdue and the U6S is evidence that they have something special to offer.
Leistung exzellend, Emissionen sehr gut, Display gut, Ausstattung gut, Verarbeitung gut, Preis/Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 95% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Laptop Mag
What isn’t missing are the little extras that separate a luxury marque from a mass-market manufacturer. Asus includes not one but two Targus cases with the U6S: A ballistic nylon shoulder tote and a suede-like slip case. You also get a sharp-looking Bluetooth travel mouse, and Asus backs the system with a 2-year global hardware warranty (1 year on the battery) with free two-way overnight shipping, a 30-day Zero bright-dot warranty on the LCD, and 24/7 tech support. Laptops purchased in North America are also covered by the company’s accidental damage warranty that covers damage from spills, electrical surges, fire, or drops for one year. That sort of peace of mind is its own reward—as is carrying one of the best-looking ultraportables on the market today. Just have pity for the other road warriors stuck with those boring fleet-purchase PCs.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend, Display gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 40%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: features: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 40%
Source: Connect - 5/08
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/07/2008
Rating: features: 80%
Source: Connect - 5/08
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 94% features: 83% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 71%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2008
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 87% display: 82% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 80%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: Hispazone ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 90%
Source: PCM NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 81% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 80%
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G: Enhanced 8400M GS chip, which is manufactured in 65nm and shows slightly better performance due to a few minor optimizations.
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.
T8300: The Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 was at the time of announcement a fast dual-core CPU for laptops with 3 MB level 2 cache.» 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 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.
77.33%: 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.