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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of ASUS F9E 2P021E. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the connectivity and design. The battery and portability are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the screen.

price, portability, battery, design, connectivity


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ASUS F9E Notebook Review


New ASUS F9E notebook features 12.1-inch screen and is very affordable in terms of pricing. But is a screen diagonal enough to place this solution a priori into a sub-notebook category? Let's find out from our new review!

Modern exterior design, Low temperature of the case, Long battery life, Wide wireless opportunities, Optional fingerprint scanner and 3G/3.5G modem, Integrated 1.3-megapixel web-camera, Reasonable price

Glossy coating of the display, High weight but small screen diagonal, USB ports are too close to each other on the back panel

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (

Great notebook


In order to restore to XP from the included DVD you must go into the bios and under IDE settings change the SATA mode to compatible and not enhanced. If you don't you will receive an error when attempting an XP restore. I had one of their technicians...

Compact, XP recovery option, Price

none, but see below

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (

Awesome little notebook, great warranty plan


Overall it's great price for something that is compact, battery life is decent, graphic is decent, 2gb memory is a plus. If only I can have xp on this baby, it's perfect for everyday business use.

Very slim notebook, graphic is decent, comes with a lot of little perks like cpu monitor, Asus software etc. Also comes with 2 years manufacturer warranty and one year accidental warranty which I found is very nice. Over, it's a great little notebook...

It comes with option to downgrade to XP, but when my teckie tried it it diddn't work. Also, the finger print scan is missing so if you are big on that, you can just the Asus data security software that comes with the notebook.

May, 2008

Consumer review (

Good value for money


Was looking for a little bit more portable laptop than your regular laptops. This one is smaller in size, and lighter than average. But I was also on a budget, and those two things don't usually go together well. But this seemed to be a good compromise.

Excellent value for money. Loaded with options, generous amounts of memory and hard drive space, especially considering it's a moderately priced laptop. Also, if you don't like Vista, it comes with a downgrade option. You can downgrade to Windows XP!

The fingerprint reader seems to be absent, there's only a cover plate where it should be, so if that's important, be aware. The battery is also shaped a little funkily, it kind of protrudes from the back, but then again it's actually a good place to...

Apr, 2008

Product Specifications

F9E is incorporated with HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) wireless broadband capability which will boost current 3.5G download speeds by approximately 4 times, allowing users to connect to the Internet across cellular networks without the need to connect the computer to a mobile phone. You will be able to wirelessly send and receive emails, surf the internet, download attachments and access corporate networks through a virtual private network. The ASUS F9E's stylish design for modern sophistication is perfect for today's urban metropolitans who demand more than functionality in digital devices. Equipped with the latest dual core technology, the F9E enables users to simultaneously run demanding applications, such as running virus scan while talking on Skype and surfing the web. The F9E's exhilarating capabilities will immerse you in riveting vibrant entertainment at home or on the go with the built-in features of your mobile dual-core processor-based laptops.


Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4800
Battery performance:4800
Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12 / 12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.348
On-board graphics adapter model:


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS F9E

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


3G: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92 / V.92 MDC
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 100/240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 90


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.83GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:T2370 / T2390 / T5250 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T5850 / T7250 / T8100 / T8300
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.075 - 1.175
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.663 / 1.73 / 1.83 / 1.86 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:533 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:T2370 / T2390 / T5250 / T5450 / T5550 / T5750 / T5850 / T7250 / T8100 / T8300
Processor Number:T5550
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Pentium T2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:mPGA4 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket M (mPGA478MT) / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 65, 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:30786 / 30787 / 31728 / 32427 / 33099 / 33915 / 33916 / 34445 / 35153
Processor code:SLA49 / SLA4D / SLA4H / SLA4J / SLAPR / SLAVJ
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Bundled software:Office Home and Student 2007 / Office Professional 2007 / Office Small Business 2007 / Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2006 \nNERO Express V 7.0 \nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 \nAsus Multi-Frame\nPower 4 Phone\nASUS Security Protect Manager 2.0\nASUS Splendid / Y
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Y


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 160 / 250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.878 / 8.78 / 8.82 / 9
Height (front):1 / 1.06
Height (rear):1 / 1.34
Weight:4 / 4.19 / 4.41
Width:1.22 / 12 / 12.2