Asus U6V

Specifications

Asus U6VNotebook: Asus U6V (U6 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 76.8% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 80%, features: 68%, display: 60% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus U6V

Asus - U6V Bamboo review
Source: IT Reviews English
  When choosing a notebook computer some people put store on comparing how different machines look. Usually the choices here boil down to selecting between colour schemes, rounded versus non-rounded corners, how the status lights are implemented and what the keyboard looks like. There are plenty of twists and turns, but nothing that really makes one notebook look hugely different from the rest. If you want a notebook that looks very different and claims to have some extra environmental credentials, the U6V Bamboo might tick the boxes for you.
Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2009
Rating: price: 80%
Asus - U6V Bamboo review
Source: IT Reviews English
  When choosing a notebook computer some people put store on comparing how different machines look. Usually the choices here boil down to selecting between colour schemes, rounded versus non-rounded corners, how the status lights are implemented and what the keyboard looks like. There are plenty of twists and turns, but nothing that really makes one notebook look hugely different from the rest. If you want a notebook that looks very different and claims to have some extra environmental credentials, the U6V Bamboo might tick the boxes for you.
Leistung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2009
performance: 80%
80% Asus U6V review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus U6V is a fantastic high-end ultraportable, with the power to match far larger laptops. Its screen and connectivity are also great. Only the 3-cell battery life lets it down, so consider whether this is a flaw worth accepting.
4 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Asus U6V
Source: PC Authority English
Asus’ U6V is far from lacking in features but, overall, it’s unbalanced. If you have around $2500 to spend on a top-quality ultraportable, Lenovo’s X200 is a far more convincing alternative.
Preis schlecht, Ausstattung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2009
Rating: price: 40% features: 50%
60% ASUS "Bamboo" U6V-2P048G: not as cool as a Thundercats T-shirt
Source: APC Mag English

The bamboo is an interesting experiment in notebook building, using a material we’d never expected to see in a laptop. Sadly, based on our expert committee of fashionistas, combined with our tinkering under the wood, the Bamboo is best left as an experiment rather than your new laptop. A select few, who absolutely must have a laptop that looks totally unlike all others, might buy the Bamboo just to be different, but for the rest of us, it’s not a very wood, errr, good buying decision.


(von 10): 6, Preis 6, Ergonomie 6, Leistung 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% ergonomy: 60%
83% Asus U6V: Ultraportable Form Meets Fashion Review
Source: PC World English
All in all, the Asus U6V-A1 is not a bad notebook. For media, its weak speakers prevent it from being a great choice, but if you want a compact notebook that can handle everyday tasks and maybe some light gaming, the U6V makes for a fairly attractive package.
(von 100): 83, Leistung 95, Ausstattung 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 95% features: 80%
70% Asus U6V review
Source: PC Advisor English
All in all, the Asus U6V-A1 is not a bad notebook. For media, its weak speakers prevent it from being a great choice, but if you want a compact notebook that can handle everyday tasks and maybe some light gaming, the U6V makes for a fairly attractive package.
3.5 von 5, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80%
80% Australian first review - ASUS U6 Bamboo (U6V-2P048G)
Source: Gadget Zone English

They keyboard is nicely spaced with large enough keys to type on over extended periods of time.

Above the keyboard is a Power4Gear button and there’s a shortcut to the Webcam, which is built into the top of the screen. Unfortunately we found that the screen’s viewing angles are a little sub-par and the speakers aren’t the best around. They’re still ok for watching movies in bed, but not much more.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 50%
70% ASUS U6V
Source: Laptop Mag English
Priced at $1,649, the ASUS U6V is a dependable and stylish ultraportable that has enough oomph to keep things running smoothly, whether you’re blowing through spreadsheets or engaged in light gaming. Although we would’ve liked more business-minded security features and a 3G connection, the U6V is a compelling option for the business traveler who wants a fashionable, well-rounded machine. Just be sure to charge that second three-cell battery or splurge for the optional nine-cell battery if you want to do work from coast to coast.
3.5 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 40%
80% ASUS U6V-A1 Ultraportable Laptop Computer
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS U6 ultraportable got a significant upgrade from the U6S to U6V series. Performance has improved thanks to the new Montevino platform with increased memory and storage space. The addition of an eSATA port for external storage is also a great addition. This is definitely one of the fastest ultraportables on the market.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 50%
80% Asus U6V-2P001E 12.1in Centrino 2 Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It all comes down to money. If you can afford it, the £1,350 Asus U6V-2P001E probably won't disappoint. It's fairly stylish and a great performer - just keep in mind its excellent battery life (using the eight-cell) comes at the price of some of that style and portability.
(von 10): 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 9, Preis zufriedenstellend, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% ASUS U6V-2P055C Bamboo
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 70%
85% Asus U6V in bambù
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS: Compared to the 9300M G, the GS has only 8 unified shaders but a higher clock rate. Therefore, the performance should be similar according to Nvidia. Supports 
Hybrid-SLI (GeForceBoost and HybridPower) with Nvidia 9100M G and PureVideo HD (VP3).

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.


P8400:

Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).

» 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.


1.6 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


76.8%: 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.

Preisvergleich

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» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31MN/B
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» Hi-Grade Notino D8000
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» Sony Vaio VGN-AW21M/H
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» Sony VAIO VGN-Z31VN/X
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» Novatech X60MV
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» Samsung E172 Aura T5800
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» HP Pavilion dv3550eg
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» Asus F70SL
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» Sony Vaio VGN-Z598U
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» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21ZN/X
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z590
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» Asus N80VC
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» Asus X83VB
Core 2 Duo T5800, 14.1", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z11XN
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» Sony Vaio VGN-Z21MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8600, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Asus N10J
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» Sony VAIO VGN-CS11S/Q
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» Sony Vaio VGN Z11MN/B
Core 2 Duo P8400, 13.1", 1.5 kg
» Acer Extensa 7620Z
Core 2 Duo P8400, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-Z17GN
Core 2 Duo P9500, 13.1", 1.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-09-23 (Update: 2012-05-26)