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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
Price: euro
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.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(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 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.


1.8 kg:

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.

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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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Devices with the same GPU

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 723, 7.0", 0.8 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Celeron M 373, 10.6", 1.2 kg
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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 760, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Motion LS800
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 8.4", 1 kg
Averatec 4155
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Turion 64 MT-30, 13.3", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2HP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 733, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-SZ1M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Core Duo T2300, 13.3", 1.9 kg
Benq Joybook S53
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 13.3", 2.1 kg
Asus W6A
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 750, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Alienware Sentia m3400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 755, 14.1", 2.1 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2XP
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-TX2
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 11.1", 1.2 kg
Samsung Q1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Celeron M 353, 7.2", 0.8 kg
Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook P1510
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900, Pentium M 753, 8.9", 1 kg
Averatec 4200
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)