Reviewing Toshiba’s 2-kilogram Satellite U300-111, we wrote that it cost but little more than low-end models with 12.1-inch displays and had nearly the same weight and dimensions with a larger display. Now we can check this out in practice. ASUS’s F9E notebook is equipped with a 12.1-inch display and is positioned as an extremely mobile solution (the F9 series falls into the Superior Mobility section at the manufacturer’s website).
There is nothing exciting about the notebook’s specs. Its dimensions and weight are the same as those of 13.3-inch models. Moreover, it employs an entry-level version of the Core 2 Duo processor with a 667MHz FSB.
Package and Accessories
The inexpensive packaging indicates the product category this notebook belongs to. The sides of the unremarkable cardboard box show the name of the manufacturing company and the series name.
Besides the notebook, the box contains a 6-cell 4800mAh battery, power adapter with cable, modem cable (RJ-11), documentation (user manuals, warranty, marketing materials), wired USB mouse, napkin to clean the LCD panel, bag to carry the notebook in, cable brace, and a set of discs that includes:
- Recovery DVD No.2498
- Driver & Utility version 2.0 No.2471
- Disc with ASUS DVD, Power Director and MediaShow version 1.0 No.2024
- Nero version 184.108.40.206