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Asus W5

Specifications

Asus W5Notebook: Asus W5
Processor: Intel Pentium M 740
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900 64 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: 90%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus W5

90% The W5 matches looks, battery life and performance to excellent effect
Source: What Laptop English
Making a bid for a wider consumer market, Asus has launched its latest multimedia laptop, the W5 (£1408 inc. VAT) directly at the home user. The first sign of this decision comes in the choice of chassis – you can opt for standard black or you can show a little more fl air and choose the arctic white edition. We chose to look at the white version, but both models share the same feature set. The compact nature of the chassis means that at 1.8kg, the W5 is light and easy to carry. For those who need even less weight, a smaller 3-cell battery (£45 inc. VAT) can be fitted, as opposed to the standard 6-cell.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9, Mobilität 8, Verarbeitung 9
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%

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.


740: » 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.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» HP Compaq tc4200
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» Asus U5A
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» LG LE1600
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» Lenovo ThinkPad X41
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» Dell Latitude D410
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung Q30 Plus
Pentium M 753, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R200
Pentium M 753, 1.3 kg
» Dell Latitude X1
Pentium M 733, 1.1 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Atom Z540, 10.1", 1.4 kg
» Asus U43F
Core i5 450M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Acer eMachines E525-901G1Mi
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Hi-Grade Notino R5500
Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.4", 3.1 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1E
Atom N270, 10.1", 1.2 kg
» Advent Roma 2000
Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Advent Verona
Celeron M 743, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Gammatech Durabook D14RM
Celeron M 743, 14.1", 2.5 kg
» Zoostorm Fizzbook Bang
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.4 kg
» Hercules E-Café 900-H60G/IAW
Atom N270, 8.9", 1.2 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900A
Atom N270, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 900
Celeron M 353, 8.9", 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 701 4G
Celeron M 630 MHz, 7.0", 1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L40-139
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro L40
Celeron M 520, 15.4", 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)