Asus U6S

Specifications

Asus U6SNotebook: 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
Weight: 1.61kg
Price: 1799 euro
Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 84%, features: 75%, display: 76% mobility: 54%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Asus U6S

85% Review Asus U6S Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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.
50% Asus U6
Source: PC Authority English
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%
75% ASUS U6S
Source: Digital Trends English
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%
ASUS U6S Notebook
Source: T Break English
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%
80% Asus U6S Leather Laptop Review
Source: Laptop Logic English
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%
90% ASUS U6S 12.1" Ultra-mobile Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
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%
70% ASUS U6S
Source: PC Mag English
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%
80% ASUS U6S-A1 Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
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%
73% Asus U6S A1
Source: CNet English
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%
ASUS U6S Ultraportable Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
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%
80% Asus U6S
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Vier edle Subnotebooks im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2008
Rating: features: 80%
70% Asus U6S U6SG-2P010E
Source: Notebookjournal German 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%
Klein aber oho
Source: Connect - 5/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/07/2008
Rating: features: 80%
80% Klein aber oho
Source: Connect - 5/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 04/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 94% features: 83% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 71%
85% Test Asus U6S Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German 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%
80% Ultraportatil U6S de Asus. Conectividad global con estilo
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Ultraportatil U6S de Asus. Conectividad global con estilo.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 90%
72% Asus U6S
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 81% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

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.

» 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.


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.


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.


1.61 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


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.

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» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK098W
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» Samsung 550C22-A01US
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» Samsung 550C22-H01US
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» Asus Eee PC 1225C-BLK012M
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» Asus Eee Slate B121
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 470UM
» Asus Eee PC 1215P-SIV066M
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» Fujitsu LifeBook TH701
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» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK227M
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Medion Akoya E2312 MD97974
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S
Radeon HD 6470M, Atom D2700
» Fujitsu Lifebook P771-012
HD Graphics 3000, Core i7 2617M
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-S10
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-SIV064M
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M
» HP ProBook 4230s-LV401PA
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
» HP EliteBook 2760p-LX389AW
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2540M
» Fujitsu Lifebook P771-0M0001AT
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i7 2617M
» HP ProBook 4230s
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-PU17
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350
» Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-02-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)