Published by admin, on Dec 03 2010, in the categories: ASRock
The design of ASRock F14 is surprising. The chassis uses a matte black plastic, inlay small flakes. This remains sober, just like Samsung did on these models. In contrast, the entourage and the computer’s screen is made of a shiny black plastic, very flashy (like Asus UL80), which easily takes fingerprints and dust. The mixture is not too bad, but we can not help thinking that this would have been better with a plastic mat also for the screen. Otherwise, the machine is massive enough, despite a 14-inch screen. The set is quite sturdy, with hinged screen that appear sound.
The keyboard is a model for flat keys (17 x 17 mm). Typing is very flexible and comfort is very good, much better than the M15 from the same manufacturer. Above the keyboard, one key is used to disable the touchpad while the other manages the activation of these Wi-Fi keys are not very practical, since we still support it (loudly), while one might think they are sensitive. We would have preferred real keys separate from each other in this case. The multi-touch touchpad is a good size and is well integrated into the hull. Its matte surface provides a comfortable glide and accuracy is the rendezvous. The bar clicks, situated below, is average. The left click is less reactive than the right, and its shiny surface “mirror effect” takes fingerprints.
Asus UL80V webcam image is correct. The burned areas are overexposed and she needs a high enough brightness to function properly. The fluidity is good. The microphone is placed to the right, which is better suited as a location next to the keyboard (like on the M15). The sound is okay. Play 3D games not good for a few greedy, The integrated graphics are largely insufficient to expect to play 3D games lately.
You will simply 2D games or old games with 3D graphics limited details.Audio: helmet compulsory, The F14 is the speaker located under the screen, which is never a good sign. Indeed, the sound is totally flat, dry, without serious, with a predominance of acute. Instead, use the headphone output, although more correct despite a slight wind.
Mobility, Autonomy: small battery = limited autonomy, The battery of 4400 mAh is certainly an economic choice on this machine. Autonomy is correct for the class, with 2:37 to play video (screen at 100 cd / m², headphones plugged and Wi-Fi turned off).
The M15 from the same brand, with a larger screen and a very similar setup, takes 10 minutes less.From a mobility perspective, the F14 is more like a classic notebook with an ultra-portable, despite a 14-inch screen. The weight remains correct, with 2.1 Kg However, the most nomadic of us prefer a more compact model.11