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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of ASUS F70SL-TY189E. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The durability and screen also get good views, but many are negative about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS F70SL-TY189E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of ASUS F70SL-TY189E from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Some have doubts about the portability.


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This summary is based on the products: ASUS F70SL-A1 17.3-Inch LaptopASUS F70SL-A1 17.3-Inch Laptop

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sylwester Cyba (

Review Asus F70SL Notebook


Multimedia in 17.3 inches. The 17.3 inch Asus F70SL tries to appe ...

Stable case ; Comfortable keyboard ; Low noise emissions

Heavy ; Test device's display was defective

Also worth mentioning is that equally high temperatures are reached to a part in idle mode as with load. It would have been desirable to have lower temperatures in such a large device with a starter multimedia card

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Asus F70SL review


How will Asus' big 17" F70SL laptop fare?

16:9 screen ; Excellent build quality and comfort

Not as powerful as we'd like ; Heavy

A comfortable laptop to use, but slightly lacking in graphics performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by (

Asus F70SL review


Asus's F70SL is a monster laptop.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Asus F70SL Notebook


Unlike most PC reviews that have to rushed through in only a week or so I have been allowed to keep this unit for an extended period that has allowed me to not only review it but a number of software products with it as the medium.

So as supplied to me Windows Vista Home Premium, Intel Core Duo 2.16GHz processor, 4GB of RAM, NVidia GeForce 9300M GS graphics, DVD Multi Drive, 1.3MB Web Cam and Realtek High Definition audio with SRS Premium sound. The left side has the DVD and SD...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Desktop Replacement : Asus F70SL


A trend that is becoming increasingly popular is to use a laptop as a desktop replacement. Falling into this category is the Asus F70SL model.

On reflection I have to admit that reflective surfaces do not rank high in my list of attributes for a variety of devices. It is not just that they reflect images, including that of my visage, but they tend to become disfigured with finger smear and...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (

Asus - F70SL


Laptops continue to outsell desktop PCs and the continuing evolution of ‘desktop replacement' laptops is one of the reasons. The Asus F70 series (we're reviewing the F70SL-TY076C here) certainly has the screen to do it, claiming ...

The F70SL is a good-looking, reasonably well-equipped, desktop-replacement laptop with a big screen. It isn't ‘Full HD' as Asus claims, but it's still good for most 2D uses. There is another version of the F70SL, the TY129C, which is currently around...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Will Stapley (

Asus F70SL


The big picture is let down by lacklustre graphics but, for the price, it's still a good value option as a desktop replacement.

If you can up your budget, the F70SL-TY129C version can be picked up for £860 and comes with a P8600 running at 2.4GHz. However, it's still saddled with the GeForce 9300M GS graphics chip. Our review model, the F70SL-TY076C has the slower T5850 CPU...

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

F70SL provides 16:9 golden ratio cinematic view when watching high-def movies. It is equipped with Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS with dedicated 512MB VRAM for seamless gaming experience. It also comes with Superb Sound Performance with SRS including Altec Lansing speakers for high quality sound and TruSurround HD processes up to 6.1 channels for plaack over two speakers. Optimized bass performance, dialog clarity for better intelligibility of vocals. Newly designed chiclet keyboard for more comfortable input. Numeric keypad for fast and intuitive number input. ASUS exclusive "Express Gate" enables users to access the Internet, instant messenger, Skype, online games, music, photos and more in 10 seconds when the system is powered on. Free carry bag and optical mouse are included.


Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:8

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


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


Color of product:Black
Product color:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:17.3
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Display surface:Gloss
HD type:HD+

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.9cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

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


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS F70SL

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad


Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


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


Type: None


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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:P8600 / T5850 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.16 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:P8600 / T5850 / T6400 / T6500 / T6600
Processor Number:T6400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479 / Socket P
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105 / 90
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / 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 / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):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:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35568 / 37255 / 39311 / 40479
Processor code:SL3BV / SLGF4 / SLGF5 / SLGJ4
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:4GB


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Bundled software:- Norton Internet Security 2008,\n- Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0,\n- NERO 8 Essentials,\n- ASUS Express Gate,\n- ASUS CopyProtect,\n- ASUS SmartLogon Asus Live Update,\n- Asus Multi-Frame,\n- ASUS software supporting,\n- Power 4 Gear eXtreme,\n- ASUS Life Frame 3,\n- On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update),\n- Asus Data Security Management,\n- Virtual Camera,\n- ASUS Splendid,\n- Asus Screen Saver / Adobe Acrobat Reader 8.0\nNERO 8 Essentials\nASUS
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
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2008


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive



Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.8 / 11.9
Height (front):1.27 / 1.57
Height (rear):1.65 / 1.73
Weight:7.72 / 8.6
Width:15.9 / 16.8