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The ASUS W6F employs a dual-core Intel Core Duo processor with T2300 rating and 1.66GHz clock rate. This Yonah-core CPU is manufactured on 65nm tech process and has 2 megabytes of shared L2 cache. Besides the well-known Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology that allows reducing the clock rate under low loads, the CPU features Dynamic Power Coordination, enabling the cores to separately change their power consumption depending on current load. Dynamic Cache Sizing, another new technology supported by this CPU, disables unused cache segments when necessary. You can learn more about it in our Centrino Duo Mobile Platform Review or ASUS V6J Notebook on Intel Dual-Core Processor.

 

The Napa platform is made complete by the Intel Calistoga 945GM chipset. The new chipset supports faster DDR2 SDRAM to provide higher memory bandwidth. The i945GM differs from the i945PM in having an integrated graphics core Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950; the two chipsets are identical otherwise. You can peruse the specification of the Intel Calistoga 945GM on the manufacturer’s website.

The ASUS W6F uses a 2.5” Hitachi HTS421280H9AT00 hard drive with a spindle rotation speed of 4200rpm and a storage capacity of 80GB, and a DVD-burner Matshita UJ-832S.

The notebook supports 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Its two memory slots are easily accessible, one already occupied by a 512MB module. You can add more memory up to the maximum supported amount of 1536MB.

I measured the temperature of the hottest spots on the notebook’s surfaces with an infrared thermometer after it had worked for half an hour in the Classic test mode of Battery Eater Pro 2.60 (the ambient temperature remained constant at 23°C during this test) and got the following numbers:

  • LCD panel – 38°C
  • Keyboard – 33°C
  • Bottom panel – 41°C

The table below lists the technical specs of the ASUS W6F and compares them with those of the ASUS V6X00J011:

 
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