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Asus W5F

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Asus W5F. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and durability. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. The image quality and price get critical opinions, while views are divided on the battery.

portability, design, performance, durability, energy

price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus W5F is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: g_man (NotebookReview.com)

Asus W5F Review (pics, specs)

 

The Asus W5F is somewhere between being an ultraportable and just "portable". The W5F features a 12.1" widescreen glossy display, built-in optical drive, the Intel Core Duo processor and excellent battery life. It's a well built notebook with a nice...

Asus W5F is a definitive best buy for anybody looking for a small, slim, portable, durable and powerful notebook under $2,000!

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Jeffrey L. Wilson (laptopmag.com)

Asus W5F

 
Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (pcworld.com)

Asus W5F

 

Thin-and-light ultraportable runs fast and comes with built-in Web.

Fast ; Thin and light

Smudgeable white case, Stiff mouse buttons

Fast, affordable ultraportable offers web camera that swivels 180 degrees.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

ASUS W5F reviewed

 

That 12.1-inch ASUS W5F ultra-portable pulled an enthusiastic review over at PC Perspective. They ran a 1.66GHz T2300 Core Duo model packing 512MB of DDR2 RAM and a 5400rpm 100GB disk through the gauntlet of tests and found this "attention magnet" to...

May, 2006

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Asus W5F 12-inch Core Duo Notebook Review

 

It doesn't take much research to come to the realization that the mobile PC market is hot. In the past few years we have seen a drastic trend where laptops transformed from a business or luxury item, to a commodity that nearly everyone can afford....

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (pcplus.co.uk)

PC Plus review: Asus W5F

 

Virtually compromise-free computing power in a genuinely portable and stylish package.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Asus W5F Core Duo Notebook

 

The Asus W5F gives you dual-core power in a attractive, small and light package. What's not to like?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus W5F review

 

Asus' W5F is a great-looking notebook. Its graphite-coloured chassis and blue LEDs make it the most stylish computer here.

The W5F is a stylish and powerful ultra-portable notebook with all the features you're ever likely to need. It's not particularly light, though, and its battery isn't great.

May, 2007

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The Asus W5F comes with smooth matt black finish, an integrated swivelly webcam and Intel innards

Stylish, powerful and great value for money, the Asus W5F gets our vote with bells on

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Darius Chang (cnet.com.au)

Asus W5F

 

A compact laptop that includes unexpected extras such as an integrated optical drive and webcam, but is expensive against similarly specced rivals.

Attractive white chassis ; Integrated optical drive in a portable package ; Good speaker quality ; Integrated Webcam

Expensive ; Poor image quality from the onboard camera

Service And Support ASUS offers a two-year limited global warranty with all its notebooks. Should a problem occur with the unit, you can send it to any ASUS service centre around the world and get it repaired using the warranty card. For users who...

Nov, 2006
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Product Specifications

Equipped with the latest dual core technology, the W5F Series enables users to simultaneously run demanding applications, such as running virus scan while talking on Skype and surfing the web. The W5F's exhilarating capabilities will immerse you in riveting vibrant entertainment at home or on the go with the built-in features of your new mobile dual-core processor-based laptops. The ASUS W5F's stylish design for modern sophistication is perfect for today's urban metropolitans who demand more than functionality in digital devices. Travel in style with the W5F that packs functions and special features in one sleek and lightweight design.

Audio

Audio system:Intel HDA (Azalia) / Intel HDA + 3D Effect
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.7in
Height:1.1in/1.2in
Weight:3.5lbs/4lbs
Width:12in

Disk Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:12.1
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100/240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Hard Drive

Hard disk height:0.374

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:G004P/G005P/G013H/G164H-A
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS W5F

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/White

Modem

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

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN / Fast Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Intel HDA (Azalia) / Intel HDA + 3D Effect
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Display:LCD
Expansion Slots:1x Express Card
Hot keys:16
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:Data/Fax V.92 / MDC Fax/data
Security Features:BIOS Booting / HDD User Password / BIOS Booting\nHDD User Password
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100/240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:16
AC adapter power:65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151 / 291
Processing die size:143 / 90
Processor:T2400 / T5600
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Yonah
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.83 / 1.833
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T2400 / T5600
Processor Number:T2300/T5500
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2 / C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31 / 34
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:N / 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
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 / 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:27235 / 27254
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUSDVD XP 6.0\nPower Director V3.0 DE\nMedi@Show V2.0 SE\nASUS LifeFrame\nSymantec Norton Internet Security 2005\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 7.0\nNERO Express 6.0\nASUS NB Probe\nASUS Live Update\nASUS ChkMail\nASUS Hotkey\nASUS Power4 Gear+ / ASUSDVD XP 6.0\nPower Director V3.0 DE\nMedi@Show V2.0 SE\nASUS LifeFrame\nSymantec's Norton Internet Security 2005 (trial)\nAdobe Acrobat Reader 7.0\nNERO Express V6.0\nASUS NB Probe\nASUS Live Update\nASUS ChkMail\nASUS Hotkey\nASUS Power4 Gear+
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5400
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.66
Height:1.22
Weight:3.53
Width:12