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Asus S8600

Asus S8600
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Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Asus S8600. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the performance. The price also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Asus S8600


Legacy-light 4-pound Asus notebook is priced right but relies on hard-to-use external drive caddy.

Frequent travelers dreaming of a fast, cheap, easy-to-carry portable could do much worse than the Asus S8600, an ultralight Pentium III-850/700 temptingly priced at $1649, hundreds of dollars less than competing laptops from Dell and Sony. If you're a...

May, 2001

Product Specifications

You can't miss the sleek design of the ASUS S8 Series Notebook PC. From its smooth, continuous ergonomic design to its elegant yet high-tech finish and your choice of Scholar Blue or London Yellow trim around the display screen and keyboard, the S8 series just stands out. The ASUS S8 Series Notebook PC supports the new Intel SpeedStep Technology, which allows users to effortlessly change between Sports mode (for maximum performance) and Patrol mode (for longer battery life). Riding on the wave of legacy-free PCs, the ASUS S8 Series Notebook PC uses a highly integrated infrastructure and space architecture for a leaner body size and weight. The S8 perfectly combines style with performance. The chassis is made of Mg-Al alloy and fiber reinforced PC-ABS housing to provide you with the lightest weight but strongest defense, EMI shielding, anti-shock, and anti-friction. Therefore, the LCD panel is totally protected. ASUS S8 Series Notebook PC delivers you sophisticated technology, superb performance, and superior quality.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
Color Support:16-bit (64K colors)
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 S

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz




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


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/6x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition


Clock Speed:700MHz/850MHz
Type:Pentium III


Installed Size:64MB
Max Supported Size:192MB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB/20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SMI Lynx3DM