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Asus F6A / F6V

We have collected and analyzed 21 expert reviews and 33 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 71/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Mar 7, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 1012657 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 82/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus F6A / F6V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Asus F6A / F6V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the image quality and size are generally positive. The design and price also get good reviews, but the battery and connectivity get critical reviews.

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS F6V-C1-Black 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) BlackASUS F6V-C1-Black 13.3-Inch Laptop (2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium) Black

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

ASUS F6Ve-B1

 

The ASUS F6Ve-B1 laptop wields more power than any other 13-inch laptop, but it does so at the expense of style and battery life.

Fast processor. Good gaming laptop for road warriors. Reasonably priced. 4GB of memory. Lightweight. Excellent warranty.

Frame is boxy and not at all stylish. Battery life takes a hit. Available online only.

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Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS F6Ve Review

 

The ASUS F6VE-B1 is a 13.3" desktop replacement notebook. Not content with making just another small form factor notebook, ASUS crammed in an Intel T9550 Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB of RAM, and an ATI Radeon Mobility 4570 graphics card into this 13.3"...

Great performance for a 13.3” notebook ; Keyboard is comfortable to type on ; Snappy Synaptics touchpad

Design feels dated ; Quality is not what you would expect on $1,299 notebook ; Tiny speakers

The ASUS F6Ve-B1 is a performance king among 13-inch notebooks, but there is room for improvement

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Chicken Royale (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS F6V User Review

 

Over the years ASUS has developed into a globally recognized brand. The company retains its competitive edge by producing quality notebooks and pushing the market boundaries through new innovations. The F6V "scent-infused" notebook is a prime example...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Jonathan Rougeot (computershopper.com)

Asus F6Ve-B1 Review and Ratings

 

The F6Ve-B1 performs extremely well for a thin-and-light notebook, but we wish its battery life were a little better.

Excellent performance ; Sleek style ; Light weight

Short battery life ; A bit thick for a thin-and-light ; No FireWire port

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : David Ramli (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS F6V-3P182E

 

ASUS' new smellbook: is it scent-tastic or a bit of a stinker?

Wide array of expansion ports, looks attractive

Has an unpleasant smell (at least we thought so), speakers are too quiet

Even though we respect ASUS for being innovative with its notebook designs, the ASUS F6V-3P182E with its "musk" scent is too whiffy. But if you can get past the smell, a decent 13.3in notebook can be yours for $1599.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Browne (techradar.com)

Asus F6V review

 

Maybe the most unique design we've seen, but it's not without its flaws

Powerful performance ; Individual designs ; Lightweight ; Great battery life ; Sharp screen

No software included

Good looking (and smelling) laptops with an impressive performance to match

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : David Ramli (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS F6V-3P182E

 

ASUS' new smellbook: is it scent-tastic or a bit of a stinker?

Wide array of expansion ports, looks attractive

Has an unpleasant smell (at least we thought so), speakers are too quiet

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Zara Baxter (itnews.com.au)

Asus F6V Green, solid performance at a budget price

 

Smells like green spirit, and offers performance at a budget price. The ASUS F6V Green is a laptop with something a little different

Overall, it's got a decent amount of power for the price, and the features are solid, but the build quality isn't as good as we'd like and we'd suggest it's best used at home for basic entertainment needs.

May, 2009

Expert review by : William Maher (pcauthority.com.au)

Unboxed: pine scented ASUS F6V laptop

 

As we open the box it hits us, the unmistakable wafting scent of a pine forest, floating on the summer breeze and carrying away our troubles . . .

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Nikolaj Grundtvig (laptop-review.eu)

Asus F6A – Ready in 8 sec.

 

Asus F6A – Ready in 8 sec.

Cabinet ; Software bundle ; Design ; Gateway Express ; Performance ; Reasonable battery life ; Mobility

Keyboard ; Mouse

This laptop makes a good first impression; first and foremost, it seems robust and very durable. The included software bundle, bag, and manuals are particularly good, but the mouse could have been better. In addition, the Asus F6A has a fine design...

Nov, 2008
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Product Specifications

Enjoy revolutionary entertainment on the go - Intel Core 2 Duo processor in F6E that enables breakthrough mobile performance, high-definition capabilities and improved battery life. Enjoy all ATSC HDTV standards and 8-channel digital audio for a superb multimedia experience. Messy cables behind your device will be a thing of the past. With HDMI - the industry standard digital interface, a single cable will support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video and plus multi-channel digital audio. The exclusive ASUS splendid video Intelligence technology is especially effective for human skin tones, green stretches of grass and trees and blue sky and sea. It takes PC graphics capability to the next level by enhancing depth and color intensity in real time. It further improves contrast, brightness, skin tone and color saturation for vivid image display. Incorporated with the exclusive ASUS splendid video intelligence engine, the LCD presents clear and sharp images in their true vibrant colors. The F6 breezes through applications with ease. Sift through photo albums, play audio files, surf the web and video conference with smooth graphics. ASUS F6E incorporates an AuthenTec fingerprint sensor with TruePrint technology, which enables the sensor to reliably read virtually everyone's fingerprint every time. TruePrint technology uses small RF signals to detect the unique fingerprint patterns beneath the skin's surface where the true fingerprint resides. For the most accurate reading, the AuthenTec fingerprint sensor scans fingerprint patterns from the live layer of the skin, bypassing many common skin surface conditions.

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Camera

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Green / Pink
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product color:Black / Blue / Green / Pink

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.1in/9.2in/9in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.4lbs
Width:12.2in/12.3in/12.4in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1280 x 800
Display surface:Gloss / Matt
LED backlight: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.7
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 3470 / AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4570 / AMD Radeon HD 4570 / Intel GMA X4500 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.538 / 1.791 / 1.792
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X4500HD

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A2/B1/C1/X2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS F6A/ASUS F6V/ASUS F6VE

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:88
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Aqua ocean/Morning dew/Musky black / Morning dew/Pink / Musky black

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:Azalia / HD Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.3 x 9.13 x 1.26
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Indication light: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:V.92
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
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
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 4.7
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 12 / 8.5 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
Number of processors supported:1
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:P7350 / P8400 / P8700 / T3200 / T5750 / T5850 / T6400 / T6500
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.16 / 2.26 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066 / 667 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:P7350 / P8400 / P8700 / T3200 / T5750 / T5850 / T6400 / T6500
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T5750/T5800/T9550/T9600
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor socket:mPGA4 / Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0 / R0 / R1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / 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:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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 / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33915 / 35569 / 36750 / 37006 / 37160 / 39311 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BU / SLA4D / SLAVG / SLGE3 / SLGF4 / SLGFE / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35 / 35 x 35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0,\nNERO 7 Essentials / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 7 Essentials
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 Vista Ultimate
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2008

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, SD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5200 / 5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

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/Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470/ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570/Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X4500/Intel GMA X4500HD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.13 / 9.17
Height (front):1.06 / 1.26
Height (rear):1.39
Weight:4.3 / 4.39 / 4.63
Width:12.3 / 12.4