Rubber pads are placed along the screen bezel for a softer contact between the notebook’s bottom and the lid. A 0.3-megapixel web-camera with activity indicator is integrated into the top of the bezel. The camera’s angle of view is regulated only by adjusting the tilt of the display.
The ASUS U1F is equipped with a widescreen 11.1” LCD matrix that has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. The viewing angles seem large subjectively. The “glassy” display coating makes the image more saturated and sharp, but also shows flares and reflections of well-lit objects behind your back.
This glassy display is manufactured using a special polymer coating (ASUS Color Shine technology) that is meant to improve image quality and color saturation.
Besides it, there are two more technologies, ASUS Crystal Shine and ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement.
Crystal Shine technology is claimed to provide a higher brightness of the screen so that the notebook could produce a sharp picture with vivid colors even under bright ambient lighting, which makes it suitable for watching movies and playing games.
The notebook also features ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement technology. It allows adjusting the onscreen image by means of preset modes.
These modes are selectable with the Fn+C combination; the current mode can be see in the onscreen menu.
The U1F offers 16 grades of screen brightness, but it is virtually impossible to see anything in the screen at the lowest grades as the image gets too dark.
We measured the brightness and contrast of the notebook’s display using a Pantone ColorVision Spyder with OptiCAL version 3.7.8 software. We selected the highest brightness setting before this test.
ASUS’ power-saving technologies were enabled in the DC mode, reducing the brightness of the screen.
AC power source:
- 126.8cd/sq.m brightness, 153:1 contrast ratio
DC power source:
- 108.9cd/sq.m brightness, 140:1 contrast ratio