Asus V1 Series

Asus V1VProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, Intel Core 2 Duo T7200, Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600, ATI Mobility Radeon X1700, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
Display: 15.4 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.7kg, 3.01kg
Price: 1300, 1400 euro
Average Score: 82.64% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 84%, features: 84%, display: 78%
mobility: 62%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 64%

 

Asus V1J

Specifications

Asus V1JNotebook: Asus V1J
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 77.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Do the features justify the price?
Source: Pocket Lint English
Perhaps the first question you need to ask yourself about this notebook is; why would you want to spend £1400 on a machine when you can get a machine with a decent specification at a similar weight for half the price? Yes, it may be hard to justify spending this kind of money on what on the surface doesn’t look that different from a large number of machines on the market and we’d have to agree. However, once you start to use the V1J you do start to see where your money has gone. It handles smooth, the specification is strong and the performance one of the best we’ve seen in recent months.
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8 von 10, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung ausgezeichnet
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 85% performance: 100%
75% Business-Notebook: Asus V1J AJ029E
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
High-End mit Schwachstelle
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/15/2006
Rating: display: 80%
77% Allrounder - Asus V1J-AJ009P
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 60% performance: 79% features: 93% display: 56% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 71%

 

Asus V1JP

Specifications

Asus V1JPNotebook: Asus V1JP
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

74% This powerful, distinguished-looking business laptop is hampered by stiff mouse buttons.
Source: PC World English
This Vista Business laptop has a distinguished look and performance to spare. The V1Jp-AK023E's battery may expire a little too quickly for some, and you'd probably want to pack a mouse on travels. With an external pointer, however, it would make a fine desktop replacement.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 100): 74, Leistung 71, Ausstattung 80, Preis/Leistung zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 71% features: 80%
Asus V1JP with Windows Vista Ultimate Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
I did not install Power4Gear, rather used the built in tools for Vista. There is an icon in the system tray that allows choosing power plans. It was intersting to see that in battery saving mode as soon as I disconnect the power the nice Aero interface is gone in a second, so it would not eat the battery. It is nice to know I don't need to configure this separately. (Actually in this case what I mean by Aero is the glass like transparency effects of the interface. The window borders and controls still look the same when turned off.). I did one battery test so far in Vista. With wireless on, battery saving selected I was able to get 2 hours and 50 minutes before the 10% mark. I did web browsing, some instant messaging in Live Messenger (MSN), writing some text and browsing Vista settings. I am quite satisfied with this result.
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Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/05/2007
Asus V1JP Notebook Review (Pics, Games)
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall it is a pleasure to be one of the first to own the ASUS V1JP in North America. This laptop has a lot to offer in terms of performance, quality, features and decent battery life. I would recommend this laptop to business users looking for performance, graphic designing, security features, flexibility and a docking station. This laptop is my first laptop, and it is a pleasure to own the ASUS V1JP.
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Preis/Leistung schlecht, Leistung sehr gut, Display gut, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen schlecht, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/24/2006
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 40%

 

Asus V1S

Specifications

Asus V1SNotebook: Asus V1S
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3.01kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

87% User-Review Asus V1S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Business goes Gaming – This could be the slogan which Asus could use to advertise the V1S. Intel Core 2 Duo T7300, NVidia GeForce 8600M GT, 160GB hard disk: Is this a business notebook? Absolutely, because it is also complemented by Centrino-Pro functions: Intel Active Management Technology, TPM Security Chip, fingerprint reader, docking port. Together with eSATA-port, Modular Bay and movable 1,3 Mega Pixel camera, this should be the perfect notebook. Does it keep its promise? The following user review should clarify it.
87% Review Asus V1S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Bread and Games... This article describes another notebook of the Asus V series, a 15.4 inch business notebook which is also fit for multimedia applications. Whilst a non-glare display with high-resolution indicates that business is its intended field of operation, the built-in Geforce 8600M GT video card with 512MB reminds rather on a gaming notebook. Following review describes how this interesting bundle scores.
80% V1S
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Brot und Spiele... - Test Asus V1S Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 93% display: 94% mobility: 69% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 77%
82% Gute Investition
Source: Connect - 11/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 96% features: 89% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 74%
90% ASUS V1S - AJ016E - Business vs. Gaming
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
User-Test Asus V1S
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 40% emissions: 50%

 

Asus V1V

Specifications

Asus V1VNotebook: Asus V1V
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 V1V (Model)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% ASUS V1V-AK008E
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%

 

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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.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 is a middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X1000 series. Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600.

ATI Mobility Radeon X1700: Successor of the X1600 and because of strained silicium process it can achieve a higher performance with the same current consumption (more shaders). The Avivo video engine helps decoding (HD) videos.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650: The Hd 3650 is a middle class graphics card (in 2008) and compareable to an 8600M GT GPU from Nvidia. It is fabricated in 55nm process and due to Avivo video engine the graphic card can support the processor with several video operations (HD video too).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

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.

T7200: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core.

T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. 

P8600:

Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.


15.4: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.6 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

3.01 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


82.64%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)