Asus W5F


Asus W5FNotebook: Asus W5F
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 224 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 79.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 85%, features: 77%, display: - % mobility: 87%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus W5F

Asus W5F
Source: English
The Asus W5F is somewhere between being an ultraportable and just "portable". The W5F features a 12.1" widescreen glossy display, built-in optical drive, the Intel Core Duo processor and excellent battery life. It's a well built notebook with a nice design and is moderately priced at around $1,700. The Asus W5F design is very simple, it uses straight edges and clean lines. My model is black and there are no antennas or any other external features sticking out. I don't think it's as stylish or trendy as the Sony and not as business-like as the IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad laptops but rather falls somewhere in between those notebooks. Asus W5F is a definitive best buy for anybody looking for a small, slim, portable, durable and powerful notebook under $2,000!
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung solid, Ausstattung mangelhaft, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 95% features: 60% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Dual Hardcore
Source: Stuff Magazine English
Elegant, kraftvoll und ein toller Gegenwert fürs Geld.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2006
54% Asus W5F
Source: CNet English
With ultraportable laptops, manufacturers usually push for smaller and lighter machines, even if doing so requires the sacrifice of some features. But the Asus W5F is one of a new breed of ultraportables (which also includes the Dell XPS M1210 and the Lenovo 3000 V100) that retain a little bit of bulk and weight in exchange for a rich feature set and a larger screen size. The 3.9-pound Asus W5F provides a great range of multimedia features, including a built-in double-layer DVD burner, a 100GB hard drive, and strong, though not amazing, performance. Given its $1,799 price and stingy support policy, however, we have a hard time recommending it over similar models from larger manufacturers.
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5.4 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2006
Rating: Total score: 54%
80% Asus W5F Core Duo Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The immediate comment our photographer made when he first saw the Asus W5F was, “is it for girls?” He has a point. The W5F is small, neatly formed and clad in iPod white, enhanced with some rather fetching blue lights. It’s cool, but looks wise it’s a world away from a masculine ThinkPad. However, it would be unwise to dismiss the W5F merely as a style affectation. With a 2GHz Intel Core Duo CPU there’s no doubt that this notebook punches above its fairly modest 1.6Kg weight. This notebook is currently available with Intel Core Duo T2300 and T2400 CPUs but this version featuring the 2GHz T2500 will be available from June. The suggested price will be around £1,399 but actual online prices are likely to be lower.
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(von 10): 8, Preis/Leistung 8, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
Asus W5F 12-inch Core Duo Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English
The following is a summary, otherwise click here to head to the complete review. The complete review has MUCH more detail about features and design. Today on PC Perspective we are reviewing the Asus W5F 12" laptop. This review is the first of many more such reviews that will help you make informed purchasing decisions. So without further ado, here comes the Asus W5F. As far as a ultra-portable laptop goes, the Asus W5F has everything and then some -- an integrated camera, a bonus Blue Tooth mouse, and even digital audio output. Sure it does not play games very well, but I challenge you to find a 12.1" laptop that does!
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Leistung schnell, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/27/2006
Rating: performance: 85% mobility: 85%

Foreign Reviews

Dornröschens Notebook
Source: Digital Living German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2006
78% Rechenzwerge
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 78%
94% Filme & MP3s unerkannt runterladen
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 94% price: 75%
79% ASUS W5F Core Duo Subnotebook
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 60%
Die neue Generation
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2006
90% A 12in ultra-portable powered by Intel's fantastic Core Duo processor
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 90%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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 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)

T2300: » 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

79.17%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)