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The S6Fm uses the latest mobile CPU from Intel, the low-voltage L7200. Weighing in just over 1.5kg and clad in white leather, the S6Fm is looking for those who want to travel light and in style. In the meantime, VR-Zone takes it for a quick spin…

ASUS first launched its S6 series of portable notebooks in the middle of 2006. Back then the Low Voltage Core Duo T2400 (Yonah) processor was used.
With the (rather quiet) introduction of the Ultra Low-Voltage Core 2 Duo processors, the L7200 and L7400 (Merom), ASUS has updated the S6 line with the S6Fm notebook, which features the L7200 processor alongside the 945GM mobile chipset with integrated Intel graphics.

It’s clear that ASUS isn’t aiming for performance here – rather the selling points of the S6Fm are style and portability. For those who demand a notebook that gives portability, decent performance and long battery life while looking stylish on the outside, the S6Fm, weighing in at 1.54kg, might just be the answer.

VR-Zone takes a quick look at the white version of the S6Fm today – How much has ASUS managed to pack into such a small frame, and just how well does that work out for the end user?

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Specifications

Processor & Cache Memory
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor L7200, 1.33 GHz, FSB: 667MHz, 4MB L2 Cache
Operating System
Genuine Windows® Vista™ Business,
Genuine Windows® Vista™ Home Premium
Chipset
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset
Main Memory
DDRII 667MHz, 512MB on board, expansion up to 1536MB SDRAM
Display
11.1″ WXGA (1366×768) Crystal Shine & Color Shine TFT-LCD Asus Splendid Video Intelligent Technology
Video Graphics & Memory
Embedded Intel® 945GM VGA
Hard Drive
2.5″ 9.5mm HDD, SATA 80/100/120/160 GB
Optical Drive
COMBO: 8X/24X24X24X; DVD Super Multi drive: 5X/8X/4X/8X/4X/24X10X/24x/8X
Card Reader
SD/Mini SD/MMC/MS/MS DUO/MS PRO/ MS PRO DUO/XD
Fax/Modem/LAN/WLAN
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN or Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Integrated Intel® High Definition Audio chip ( Azalia) compliant MDC fax/modem and 10/100/1000 Base T
Integrated 802.11a/b/g
Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.0+EDR(optional)
LED Status Indicator
Power-on/Suspend
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital / Scroll / Number Lock
Wireless indicator
Bluetooth on status (optional feature)
Interface
1 x Express card
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)
1 x VGA port
3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x IEEE 1394 port
1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x Wireless ON/OFF switch (Wireless Console to control Wireless/BT)
Hot Keys
Function Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F3 Access to the E-mail
Fn+F4 Access to the Internet
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F9 Touchpad Lock
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up
Fn+Ins Numeric Key Pad on/off
Fn+Del Scroll Lock on/off
Fn+C Splendid
Audio
Built-in Intel® High Definition Audio ( Azalia ) compliant audio chip,
Built-in speaker and microphone
Keyboard
Standard Keyboard with 83 keys
Battery Pack & Life
3/6/9 cells : 2600/ 5200 /7800mAh
AC Adapter
Output: 19V DC, 3.42 A, 65W
Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimension & Weight
270.4mm * 191.2mm * 22.5 ~ 37 mm(W x D x H)
1.37Kg(3-cell) ;1.54Kg (6-cell)
Security
Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security lock
Kensington lock hole
Supplied Accessories
Optical Mouse
Carrying bag
Multimedia Software
ASUSDVD XP 6.0
Power Director V3.0 DE
Medi@Show V2.0 SE
Virus & Tool Software
Symantec’s Norton™ Internet Security 2007
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO Express V6.0
ASUS Utility
ASUS Live Update
ASUS Hotkey
ASUS Power4 Gear+
ASUS Net4Switch
ASUS Audio Console
Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows XP) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting
Model
Available color: White, Dark Brown, Yellowish Brown