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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of ASUS S5NE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and portability. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas the energy efficiency and battery get less positive opinions.

performance, price, design, portability, size

battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS S5NE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (



This nicely appointed laptop is one to consider for those concerned with price more than battery life.

At $1,600 (street), the ASUS entry is one of the least expensive ultraportables around. A similarly equipped ThinkPad X40 would run you $200 more, but it delivers much better battery life (2:26 on our tests; First Looks, March 16) and is a better...

Apr, 2004

Expert review by : Lisa Gade (

ASUS S5Ne- Notebook Reviews by Mobile Tech Review


Subnotebooks often cost twice as much as standard sized notebooks. While many of us would like to take a load off our feet and backs when traveling or simply have no need for a large notebook, high prices mean that the average 8 lb. notebook is what...

A small and exceptionally light subnotebook that's very attractive and well-made. It's a fast performer, beating out other 1 GHz Centrino notebooks we've tested. The display is very sharp, bright and clear. A slim external DVD/DCRW drive is included,...

Battery life is relatively short at just under two hours with moderate power management. Get a second battery or the extended 9 cell battery

This notebook is a winner, offering great performance, extreme low weight, an optical drive and great looks for a low price. Pro: A small and exceptionally light subnotebook that's very attractive and well-made. It's a fast performer, beating out other...

Consumer review (

Best for the money


My wife just purchased the laptop from newegg, and got it in 2 days, considering we are at the east coast. It's fairly amazing. I own an IBM X31, and believe me, I want to trade my X31 with this ASUS. The laptop is extremely well made, and it's almost...

Jun, 2004

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I got this skiny guy for my girl friend because she wanted a very light labtop. Sure this is the best, 2.8 IB with the battery, it is a world record. She really loves it because it is fast and amazingly gorgeous looking. Now she spends even more with...

Jun, 2004

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Great Portable


I just gave one to my wife for her B-day, and she loves it. The screen quality is much better than I would have expected for a 12". You can see pictures very nicely. In addition, her office supports wireless and it installed automatically. We dial-up...

Jun, 2004

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I recieved the unit and this computer was much faster than I thought (some review said that it was slow compare to other brand with similiar specification) After installing Kingston's U6464C250 512MB Module.. I was 100% satisfied with the performance...

Apr, 2004

Consumer review (

Awesome! has best price and most important of all, best service! Although, I think they should have more links or forum on the each item page that lead user to get more information about the item they are buying. Since does not support any...

Apr, 2004

Consumer review (

great ultralight


3 lbs, about 2 hours of battery with power saver on, comes with case, wireless mouse and small, slick external CD-RW/DVD. A great buy but note real fast (like similar models with pentium M). Note carefully - RAM is 172 pin "micro" format DDR - most ram...

Apr, 2004

Product Specifications

The S5Ne balances beauty and mobility in an elegant, silvery-white exterior. Raise the cover and you'll find a translucent white keyboard at your fingertips. Press the gleaming aluminum switch and watch it glow as the S5Ne comes to life. A notebook isn't useful if it is so bulky you leave it behind or so power-hungry that you battery dies before you get your creative juices flowing. Under 3 pounds, the S5Ne is so featherlight you'll forget it in your bag until you need it. And S5Ne incorporates an Ultra Low Voltage Intel Pentium M processor and Intel Centrino Mobile Technology, which provide superior battery life, while delivering marvelous computing and wireless performance. S5Ne has an award-winning slim DVD/CDRW drive, a stylish case, and the cutest little wireless mouse you've ever seen. What could be better?

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):2.8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1GHz
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2