Introduction and Specs

Asus gives the T2300 Core-Duo CPU some style in a small package. The W5F is a ultra-portable laptop that is sure to please those looking to be mobile and not compromise on looks or performance.

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. Whatever your reasons are for buying a portable computer, the chances are there are dozens of units that fit your need. So how do you pick one to call your own?

Today on PC Perspective we are reviewing the Asus W5F 12″ laptop. This review is the first of many more mobile reviews that will help you make informed purchasing decisions. So without further ado, here comes the Asus W5F.

Asus Mobile PCs

Asus, better known around these parts for their quality motherboards, is a late entrant into the mobile market which has been long dominated by players like DELL, HP, Toshiba, and IBM/Lenovo. To carve out their own portion of the laptop pie, Asus offers a wide range of different laptops to suit nearly any budget, style preference, and performance need – some even come without a hard drive, RAM and CPU so that you can buy your own like a standard PC.

The Asus W5F we are examining today is an Ultra Portable class laptop with a 12.1″ widescreen display, and sporting the latest T2000-series Intel Core Duo CPU. If looks could kill, the W5F does all that while taking your picture in the process. Confused? Read on!

Asus W5F Specifications

Processor & Cache Memory
Intel ®Core ™ Duo Processor T2000 Sequence: 1.60GHz-2.16GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache, 667 MHz
Operation System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional,
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
Mobile Intel 945 GM Express Chipset
Main Memory
DDR2 533/667MHz SDRAM, 512MB on board,
1 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 1536MB SDRAM
12.1″ WXGA Color-Shine (Glare-type) and Crystal-Shine (High brightness) LCD
Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
Video Graphics & Memory
Embedded Intel® 945GM VGA
Hard Drive
2.5″ 9.5mm IDE HDD /w Ultra DMA/100 / S.M.A.R.T. supported
60/80/100/120GB supported
Optical Drive
COMBO: 8X/24X24X24X
DVD Super Multi drive:5X/8X/4X/8X/4X/24X10X/24x/8X
Card Reader
Integrated Intel High Definition Audio chip ( Azalia) compliant MDC fax/modem and 10/100 Base T
Pass and support worldwide regulation
Integrated 802.11b/g,a/b/g
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR(optional feature)
Video Camera
1.3 Mega Pixel web camera
1 x Express card
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
1 x TV Out (S-Video composite)
3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x IEEE 1394 port
1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
Built-in Intel® High Definition Audio ( Azalia ) compliant audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex
Built-in speaker and microphone
Battery Pack & Life
3/6/9 cells : 2400/4800/7800mAh, 35 Whrs
AC Adapter
Output: 16V DC, 3.42 A, 65W
Input: 100—240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
305 x 220 x 31mm (W x D x H)
BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole
Supplied Accessories
Protection bag
Multimedia Software
Power Director V3.0 DE
Medi@Show V2.0 SE
ASUS LifeFrame
Virus & Tool Software
Symantec’s Norton™ Internet Security 2005
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO Express V6.0
ASUS Utility
ASUS Live Update
ASUS ChkMail
ASUS Hotkey
ASUS Power4 Gear+
Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows XP) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting (Liveupdate,Power4 Gear+, ASUS Probe)

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