Asus A8Jr with ATI X2300


Asus A8Jr with ATI X2300 The ASUS A8Jr is the first to have the ATI X2300 graphics chip doings it’s work inside, which means it will support the nice 3D Windows features. The main feature of this however is the increased performance-per-watt. Apart from the ATI X2300, which is the most publicized features, the A8Jr brings with it

  • Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology
  • 64-bit Core Duo processor (T7600/T7400/ T7200/T5600/T5500),
  • 14.1″ Widescreen Color Shine LCD and
  • 802.11a/b/g WiFi
  • Mobile Intel 945PM Express Chipset
  • optional Bluetooth V1.2/V2.0 +EDR
  • 5x USB Ports, 1x TV-Out, 1x DVI Port, 1x Card Reader, 1x Express Card, 1x IEEE1394, 1x VGA Out, 1x RJ11, 1x RJ45

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  1. One thing that I noticed about ASUS notebooks (my son and I used 2 different model) are the unit is very very warm to the extend almost hot.

    The unimpressive quality of the material, also not a tough one considering a notebook supposed to face a more challenging situation.
    ie: My laptop LCD frame cracked out of the blue, just because the hinges was very tight and cant be loosen despite effort to have it service.

    Then surface for palm rest deteriote from normal perspiration (less my sweat is so acid hahahaa) within a year.

    The noise level also quite high. The price itself is not really competitive.

    I have been using for 3 year+ now and my next one will not be an ASUS.

  2. The thing about laptops is: they all break if you actually use them as mobile devices, i.e. lug them around with you. I have used Acer, Samsung, IBM/Lenovo and Dell laptops within the last couple of years, most recently the Samsung R40. And all have had their downsides (mainly the hinges, as you mention). It is hard, if not impossible, to find the perfect laptop. Maybe Ultramobile PCs is the way forward?

  3. Laptops are pretty tough. Only managed to write one off,and that was due to my six year old brother throwing a ceramic cup full speed into the back of the screen. Otherwise, I’ve dropped laptops, spilled tea on them, thrown them in the car put them far too close to my highly magnetic speakers and all sorts. No problems at all. They were all Toshibas. My only irritation is that Toshiba do not use high-class graphics. That would be a nice little touch.

  4. Hint: ASUS make notebooks for all the other leading brands, HP and Apple inclusive, Toshiba don’t make most of theirs, and so on and so forth. Notebooks/laptops are assembled by the lowest bidder, and you’re wiser to judge your purchase on an individual machine and not a specific brand. ASUS’ failure rate is no better or worse than any other major brand of laptop.

  5. @Brad: Hint: Asus produce parts for other leading brand notebooks, not the complete notebook itself. Possibly Asus daughtercompanies do for some smaller brands…

  6. Well, the heat issue itself drives me away. I’ve owned a Dell laptop where it got very warm on the “palm rest” areas. It’s a big turnoff for me.

  7. Well, i just got this NoteBook yesterday. It’s early for me to give a complete review right now, but it ran a 3D online game with absolutely no lag at max settings, is absolutely quiet, and barely gives out any heat compared to my older NoteBook, which more or less could cook and egg on it at times.

  8. @Joel: I’m also tempted to buy the laptop/notebook. I have a very bad experience with Asus A3 I think 4 or 5 years ago. Decided to own a Sony. But this notebook A8JR turned my headback and the price is so low compared to my dream VAIO SZ38 (almost triple of price).

    So what can you suggest if you may. :o) Is it worth buying. I mean the performance, is it really good. Thanks!

  9. @Shun: Alright, the only problem so far i have is running CnC3. But that could be an isolated case. As far as i have used it so far, it’s done pretty well in terms of performance. I’d say go for it 😀

  10. I didnt have any bad experiences with Asus i use it for programming one time it was turned on 28 hrs already it never heated up and it didn’t broke down.. And know im gonna buy this laptop coz the quality of Asus laptops are good.. im gonna post another comment when i already hav the laptop..

  11. but the graphics processor is only 4 pixel pipeline and only 2 vertex shaders i think..this notebook is not good for gaming though..just a refreshed ati x1400. consider buying other lappy toppy.

  12. Got a 2 year old notebook based on the ASUS Z71V. Built very well. Ice cool at front – heat nearer base of screen. Budget restricted for wife’s notebook – will get Acer 7720 which features the X2300. Acer offer good value, whereas Dell tend to cut corners to keep the price down.

  13. I have an ASUS L3500H for almost 4 yrs now and i haven’t had any problem with it, am planning to buy a new brand just for a try but one of my choices is the A8JR.

  14. I own ASUS A8JR, The top surface got easily scratch and there is the noise problem. When you are playing movies, you have to turn the volume at maximum to be able to hear the sounds, I use it to play games but not HHMO5 and CNC3, it has problem with video. Also use it for programming seldomly.

  15. i have this one. 10 months now. i’ve been playing rappelz epic 3-4, archlord, and other online 3d mmorpgs, mmo racing and some home pc games. the average runtime is 22 hours/ day, with a straight 50 hours every now and then if i leave it downloading anime and other games. it’s been through hell and it’s still as good as new.

  16. not sure what wrong with mine only 2 weeks old installing a game and the noise and vibration threw my hard drive out or something had to shut down stright away it booted back up ok but the scratching noise from the hard drive gave me a fright has any one else had this prob im thinking of taking it back to get looked at apart from that this is a great wee machine and suits me fine


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