Asus W7S

Specifications

Notebook: Asus W7S (W7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G 128 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 83%, features: 70%, display: 68% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 45%, emissions: 45%

Reviews for the Asus W7S

80% Asus W7S-B1B
Source: Laptop Mag English
Looking for a 13.3-inch notebook with a great screen and fast performance? Look no further than this four-pound beauty. The Asus W7 platform gets better with each iteration, and the W7S-B1B poses formidable competition to the likes of the Sony SZ Series and most other 13.3-inch thin-and-light notebooks. It combines good looks with an excellent screen, powerful components, and plenty of creature comforts, all for a reasonable $1,699.  The 4.3-pound W7S is certainly sleek (view photo gallery). We like its pearl-white finish with brushed-silver accents (a black chassis is also available). In fact, this notebook makes the Apple MacBook, the best-selling 13.3-inch and most famous white portable, look nearly dated. And Asus includes extras you might expect to find only with a pricier machine: two batteries, a Bluetooth mouse (done in the same color scheme as the PC), both a neoprene slip case and a nylon shoulder case, and even an S-Video-to-RCA adapter cable. But our favorite feature is what you don't get: noise. The W7S is wonderfully quiet, even when churning through 3D operations.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Display gut
Review Type Unknown, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80%
Style over substance
Source: Star Techcentral English
The Asus W7 has a lot to boast about when it comes to physical beauty. It has nice curves which is good because it doesn't look as boxy and generic as the others. Also the keyboard, despite being a little cramped, has all the keys where they are supposed to be. There's none of that CTRL-and-FN keys-turned-around nonsense that can be found in some notebooks nowadays. I'm glad Asus understands that humans are creatures of habit and would appreciate it if things were moved around less. The neatly arranged ports and drives also add to the beauty of this notebook. For instance, the optical drive is partially hidden from view under the curved design. It also has a glossy screen, which unfortunately, smudges easily so you need to be really careful when touching it. In addition to all that, the notebook also has a small footprint and doesn't take up much space on those round tables meant for three at cafés. To be brutally honest, the Asus W7 did not exactly leave a good impression on me after I started using it. Yes, it is a pretty little thing but there were just too many drawbacks for me.

Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2007
Rating: display: 50%
Asus W7S User Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
ASUS has slowly and steadily gained a reputation for churning out quality yet still affordable laptops. Whilst still establishing its brand in the US market, this Taiwanese company has a bigger presence in the Asian and European regions. For this review I will be looking at the W7S model which is the Santa Rosa update for the 13.3" W7 series. The W7S is advertised in two distinct versions; the white version features an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor whilst the black version has the T7500 along with a bigger hard drive and more RAM. The black version I am reviewing is not the standard version because in the place I bought mine there are many variants of the W7S series, to be specific the model number of this notebook is W7S-3P057. The only difference is that 'Wireless N' is not supported, it comes with a 6-cell battery and it comes preloaded with Vista Home Premium instead of Vista Business.
Display gut, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Emissionen mangelhaft
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2007
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 50%

Foreign Reviews

Asus W7S: Einsteiger-Laptop mit 13 Zoll
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 70%
Asus W7s Subnotebook
Source: Minitechnet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2007
Rating: price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 60%
80% Asus W7S GeForce 8400M G - Das kleine 13,3" Kraftpaket
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30% emissions: 40%
Vier ASUS laptops getest
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G: The 8400M G is a pared-down 8400M GS with only half as much Stream Processors and a smaller memory bus. Therefore, the performance is much lower and only as fast as the old 7400 card. Only MPEG-2 acceleration.

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.


T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display 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.


2 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


80%: 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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Preisvergleich

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» Asus F3SC
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» Asus A7S
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2012-05-26)