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In our hectic fast-paced era of megabytes of data and long to-do lists, a businessman have to spend a lot of his time on the road, far from his home and work place. Certain professions don’t even imply your having a permanent work place at all.

Time is money as never before, and wasting your time when you’re on a train or in a hotel is almost a crime, but you can avoid committing it if you take a portable computer with you. Not all notebooks are good companions on travels, though. A large or heavy one won’t be handy to have with you. Fortunately, the times when “small and light” meant “deficient” in the notebook world are long gone.

As an illustration to that, I am going to introduce to you the ASUS W5F notebook series that has taken in all the recent advances in notebook making and become a worthy continuation of ASUS’ W5 series. The ASUS W5F was designed for outdoor use. This two-spindle notebook is rather light at 1.75kg with its default 6-cell 4800mAh battery. It is smaller than a letter-format sheet at 305x230x31mm and performs very fast in business applications. Combined with all the necessary wired and wireless capabilities, this portable computer seems to be a traveler’s dream.

Let’s check it out closely. For our tests we will take ASUS W5G00F model, and after describing the design peculiarities I will test it in comparison with the Sony VAIO VGN-SZ1XRP/C (for details on this Sony model check out our article called Two Sony VAIO SZ Notebooks with Intel Core Duo Inside). These two notebooks share one common trait – they both come with Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 950 on board.

 
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