Summary: The leather-clad Asus U6S is an ultraportable that will require you to tote around a little extra weight in return for its power and ports. It carries a fair price, but we would like it more if the battery ran longer.
Pros: Ditches the slow ULV CPUs of other ultraportables for a full-powered Core 2 Duo; leather accents are a nice touch; includes HDMI port.
Cons: Unimpressive battery life; a bit thick and heavy for an ultraportable.
Excerpt: When it comes to making luxury notebooks, few manufacturers can boast of the experience that Asus has. Ranging from their leather-clad U series to the high-end VX performance series, the company has achieved a modicum of success in the luxury market that is second only to Sony’s Vaio brand. The U6S was recently refreshed with a Penryn processor and a few changes. Let’s find out if it lives up to the sterling quality of previous products in this range.
Conclusion: Overall, despite a few quirks, the U6S proves a better-than-average notebook with a unique look and several useful built-in features; it’s also relatively affordable too for an ultra-portable. Nonetheless, given the system’s weight and poor battery life, it’s not exactly what we’d call an ideal traveling companion.
Pros: Snazzy looks; decent performance; can log in using your face
Cons: Poor battery life; a bit heavy; unresponsive touchpad buttons
Excerpt: The market for notebook computers has been growing at a much faster rate than desktop PCs for several years now and many expect the "tipping point", where notebooks officially outsell desktops, to occur in 2008. The reason behind this growth is easy to discern: laptops have become more powerful, smaller, lighter and are running longer on batteries than they ever have.
Conclusion: Performance of the U6S is in line with expectations given our test system's specifications. While it could hardly compete with the desktop replacement notebooks in our benchmarks, it doesn't need to. The U6S provided good performance for an ultraportable and that is what matters. The NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G found in the U6S struggled with modern games. As the lowest-end model of the current generation of mobile GeForce graphics accelerators, this wasn't a huge surprise.
Pros: Excellent Performance, Low Heat & Noise, Good LED Display, Cool Leather Palm Rests, Excellent Paint Job, Durable Chassis, Overall Features, Good Value
Cons: Unimpressive Battery Life For An Ultraportable, Touchpad Buttons Were Too Stiff
Summary: While it has a fast CPU and good features, such as built-in 3G connectivity, the U6Sg is let down by poor battery life. This is a major drawback for a unit that's pitched at style-conscious road warriors. If considering this unit, you should either opt for the slower CPU, or the larger, 9-cell battery.
Pros: Fast CPU, built-in 3G antennas and SIM card reader, 250GB hard drive
Excerpt: The new Asus U6S ultra-portable laptop is powered by 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 and it features 4-MB L2 Cache, upto 800 MHz FSB, Mobile Intel 965GM Express Chipset main circuitboard, 2-GB DDR2 SDRAM (2-GB maximum), 160GB SATA 5400 rpm Hard Drive and 24X DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive.
Excerpt: Lo verde está de moda. El consumo responsable afecta tanto a las empresas como a los trabajadores de a pie y se está convirtiendo en una tendencia que se convierta en algo más que una manera de cubrir el cupo moral en el ámbito tecnológico. Asus tira la primera piedra y no esconde la mano con su portátil “verde”, el Asus U6 Series Bamboo.
Conclusion: Muitas coisas do Asus U6S são inspiradoras. Principalmente o design simples e os materiais de alto padrão como couro real. Existem outras razões além delas, que fazem com que o U6S seja um bom sub portátil. Por exemplo, quarto portos USB 2.0e um porto HDMI, ou as oferecidas formas de comunicação como WLAN standard-n, gigabit Ethernet e Bluetooth. Ele seria mais luxuoso se houvessem portos Firewire e docking também.
Excerpt: В рекламе Asus U6S доминирует одно слово – роскошный. Дорогая отделка, а также превосходное оборудование, в том числе LED дисплей, процессор Penryn и видеокарта GeForce 9300M только подчеркивают роскошь. Даже на первый взгляд 12 дюймовый Asus U6F выглядит богато. То же самое справедливо и для цены этого 12 дюймового ноутбука, которая составляет не менее 1799 Евро.