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Asus U1F: Ultra Compact High-End Notebook
Written by Gizmo   
Sunday, 04 November 2007 20:55
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Asus U1F
(Image from X-bit Labs)
 

X-bit Labs take us on a tour of this laptop:

The U1 series is interesting for a number of non-standard solutions utilized in it. Particularly, the use of new materials (such as magnesium-aluminum alloy, robust carbon fiber, polished stainless steel), LED-based backlighting of the display, longer battery life, etc. Today we are going to take a real close look at this solution in our review!

Read the full review at X-bit Labs:

The ASUS U1F is based on an Intel Core 2 Duo U2400 processor (Ultra Low Voltage) with a clock rate of 1.06GHz (65nm Yonah core with 2 megabytes of shared L2 cache). Notwithstanding its low power consumption the Core 2 Duo U2400 is a full-featured representative of the dual-core series without any compromises. It differs from ordinary Yonah-core CPUs in three points only, namely bus frequency (533MHz), typical heat dissipation, and price.

Besides Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology that allows the software and BIOS to control the CPU frequency multiplier (to reduce it under low load), this CPU supports Dynamic Power Coordination (the power consumption of the cores can be independently adjusted depending on the current load; one core may even slip into Deep Sleep mode with the lowest power consumption possible) and Dynamic Cache Sizing (unused segments of the CPU cache can be turned off to save power).

This implementation of the Napa platform also incorporates an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter and an Intel Calistoga 945GM chipset. The chipset supports DDR2 SO-DIMMs, thus offering more memory bandwidth at lower power consumption. The ICH7-M chip is used as the chipset’s South Bridge. Connected to the North Bridge via a special-purpose Direct Media Interface, the South Bridge supports one Parallel ATA port, two Serial ATA ports, eight USB 2.0 ports and Intel High Definition Audio. It also offers six PCI Express x1 lanes for external devices.

 
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