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Reviews for the ASRock F14
Source: Digital Versus Archive.org version
ASRock is well known for bringing out motherboards with a worthwhile price/quality ratio. For some time now, the budget brand of the well-known manufacturer Asus has also been producing a laptop range following the same recipe. ASRock has come out with a very affordable product, worth a look for those who don’t want a netbook. While performance is limited, it’ll be fine for those working on office documents and the internet and is a nice enough machine to use. We do wish ASRock had gone for less gloss on the panel and surfaces and made a bit more of an effort on the audio side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
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.
Intel Celeron Dual-Core: The Intel Celeron Dual-Core familiy consists out of dual core CPUs for cheap laptops. Compared to the Celeron M single core family the biggest advantage (in addition to the second core) is the Enhanced Speedstep function, which enables the notebook to downclock the CPU in Idle mode. Therefore, the current consumption can be much lower. Compared to the Core (2) Duo or Pentium Dual-Core processors, the Celeron Cual-Core features much less L2 Cache which leads to a lower performance per clock.
Merom based dual core processor with a reduced feature set (power saving functions, virtualization features) with a small level 2 cache.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
ASRock: ASRock is a Taiwanese company that specializes in manufacturing motherboards, graphics cards and mini PCs. The company was founded in 2002 as a subcontractor of Asus and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
The company also has a strong presence in the gaming industry, as many of its motherboards are designed specifically for gamers and offer features like overclocking and RGB lighting.
ASRock has also developed a line of mini PCs that offer a compact alternative to traditional desktop computers. The company also has a strong presence in the eSports community, as it regularly signs sponsorship deals with professional eSports teams.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.