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Asus V2S

Specifications

Asus V2S
Asus V2S
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS - 256 MB, Core: 500 MHz, Memory: 400 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
, DDR2 PC5300 667 MHz, 2x1024MB, max. 4096MB
Display
14.1 inch 16:10, 1440x900 pixel, WXGA+, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel PM965
Storage
160 GB - 5400 rpm, 160 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Seagate Momentus ST9160821AS
Soundcard
Realtek ALC660
Connections
1 Express Card 54mm, 2 USB 2.0, 1 Firewire, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 S-Video, 1 Modem, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Microphone, Headphone, S/PDIF, Card Reader: 8in1, S-ATA/USB Combo
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVD +/-RW GSA-U10N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 36 x 241 x 245 ( = 1.42 x 9.49 x 9.65 in)
Battery
53 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 4800mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Bit
Additional features
Mouse, Carry Bag, Asus Tools, NERO 7 Essentials, Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0, Symantec Norton Internet Security 2007, 24 Months Warranty, 1.3 Megapixel Webcam, Fingerprint Reader, TPM, UMTS 3G/3.5G int.
Weight
2.45 kg ( = 86.42 oz / 5.4 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro

 

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 85%, display: 93% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Asus V2S

87% Review Asus V2S Notebook | Notebookcheck
Compact Business by Asus. The Asus V2S tries to score points by mobility with a 14 inch format, and at the same time by an adequately big display and good equipment. The basic data of this notebook sound interesting: Compact 2.5kg case, 14" WXGA+ display with non-reflecting surface, Intel Core 2 Duo CPU with 2.0 GHz and nVIDIA Geforce 8600M GS video card. So, this laptop is even fit for multimedia and graphics.
Kleine Notebooks mit spieletauglichen 3D-Grafikchips
Source: c't - 12/08 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 05/15/2008
Rating: performance: 40% features: 80% emissions: 60%
Flexibel einsetzbar
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 5-6/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/18/2008
Rating: performance: 90% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%
87% Compact Business by Asus
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 93% mobility: 71% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 83%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 / 7700 for laptops and technically a higher clocked 8400M GT. The performance is slightly above the 7600 / 7700 and, therefore, it can represent DirectX9 games fluently. For DirectX 10 effects, the power of the card is not sufficient. 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.
14.1":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.45 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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