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Asus F8Sn-A1

Asus F8Sn-A1
alaScore 77

15 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and battery. The value for money and portability are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the resolution.

screen, portability, value for money, battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus F8Sn-A1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus F8Sn-A1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Asus F8Sn-A1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

design, portability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus F8Sn-B1 14.1" WXGA+ Notebook (Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Home Premium)Asus F8Sn-B1 14.1" WXGA+ Notebook (Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 Ghz, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, Vista Home Premium)

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Great Laptop

 

Its a wonderful college laptop with some decent gaming potential and an amazing wireless card. Full signal across the house and in the basement from a Wifi-G router... Cant wait to see Wifi-N on campus. ASUS makes wonderful laptops... eat your heart...

Very fast, great screen resolution for the size, VERY little bloatware to uninstall (although still some), better than expected battery life. Wonderful warranty and extras

The webcam had a weird picture at first, but it was an easy adjustment to make. The air it blows out of the right side vent is very warm but that is to be expected. Also it is a little on the heavy side. It is very fingerprint magnetized, but it comes...

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cheaper

 

it's good, there is one 300 less right now in eby, search for asus f8sn

all good

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great buy

 

all the accessories that this notebook comes with are great. the mouse(logitech) performs well, and the two dust cloths are nice. minimal bloatware was present, and some of the programs it came with are actually really useful! one of them that i really...

awesome specs. they crammed a lot of stuff into this laptop, and at a [semi] reasonable price! hard drive is fast for a 5400rpm(also very quiet!), 3 gigs of ram, an above average screen res of 1440x900, and a very fast dual core cpu. all of that is...

life isn't perfect, and with that said, i do have some gripes about this notebook. keep in mind that they're all minor ones that don't really impact performance. the activity lights are a tad bit bright for my tastes, the dvd drive doesn't have an...

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Comes with a notebook case

 

Just to let you know that the box includes an ASUS notebook case. So don't order a case along with it, like I did

Speakers are not very good

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Vista is the biggest downfall

 

Battery life for this unit could be better, even in battery saving mode you may only get about 2 1/2 hours out of it but mostly its going to hover around 2 hours. Definitely a good buy even now but I'd hold off till the price dips a bit more.

Excellent specs, definitely handles Vista better than most notebooks. Tons of storage space, good quality webcam, not a huge amount of bloatware and best of all you've got enough space to dualboot if you're not a huge fan of Vista. Its fairly light as...

The finish on the outside attracts finger prints too easily, while it looks good clean it doesn't stay that way for long. Additionally theres an ongoing problem with the video card and Vista which can cause some games to throw the dreaded "Display...

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good laptop - bad OS

 

Vista is pig but should soar once i get a solid state drive :)

everthing - excellent build quality, aesthetics, keyboard has a nice feel and sound. screen is great - i dont mind the glossy finish and text looks great. overall a great buy. thanks to asus and newegg

battery is small and will last 2.5 hours tops ; only a minor point for an otherwise great product

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Great Deal

 

In 3DMark06, I get these scores with SP1: 3DMarks: 3566 SM 2.0: 1475 SM 3.0: 1261 CPU: 1881 (My 3.4 Pentium D in my tower got 1746!)

For the price, you get a Penryn CPU, 3GB of RAM and the HDD gets similar vista scores to my 7200rpm Hitachi Travelstar in my HP. Another bonus, for the tech savvy, is that the 9500 card is MXM so its upgradable

The fact that AFTER I paid for this machine, I noticed another ASUS that was almost identical but was a 15.4" with a numpad. Also, though newegg and/or ASUS may say its a 1440x900 resolution, its actually 1280x800, though its still sharp enough on a 14.1

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Asus F8Sn-C1

 

USed to own a Sony FZ280 series and gave up blu-ray for this. That was a T7250 with Nvidia 8400M GS card. This notebook feels much more snappy on all counts although the Sony looks slightly better (maye I should have have got the leather version of the...

Great build character. Notebook display is crisp and sharp and T9300 processor with a Nvidia 9500M GS card definitely is considered hi-specs. Fuss-free hi-power computing ; Has both DVI as well as VGA outputs (why?) since it only supports an additional...

Bevel on top housing camera is slightly large ; Wished there was an HDMI output

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Absolutely Great

 

So pretty much, if youre looking for a portable machine with enough gaming power then this is it.

First of all, the notebook is a great bargain. I've been looking for a setup using the new penryn chipset and one of nvidia's new 9000 series graphics card...and this works out just right. The setup is quite power efficient...on battery saving, and...

The screen's horizontal viewing angle is pretty good but vertically, not so true. I haven't had a problem with it, but if your friend is sitting on your shoulder trying to watch the same movie...that might not work out too well ; There is a decent bit...

Product Specifications

The Infusion surface provides a new level of resilience, resisting scratches while looking sleek. Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go - F8Sn with Intel Core 2 Duo processor in F8Sn enables breakthrough mobile performance, new high-definition capabilities and improved battery life.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in/9.8in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:13.4in/13.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/B1/C1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS F8Sn

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/2.1GHz/2.5GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5450/T8100/T9300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GS
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