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Asus' latest and greatest showcases NVIDIA's new mobile GPU

Asus has announced its new A8Js notebook which is built around Intel's new Core 2 Duo processors. The A8Js features a 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) screen and comes packed with NVIDIA's latest solution for the mobile graphics arena.

Under the hood lays NVIDIA's new 12 pipe, 80nm GeForce Go 7700 graphics card with 512MB of memory. NVIDIA promises 50% more pixel bandwidth than with previous GeForce Go 7600. Other features included with the A8Js include support for up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, a built in webcam, 802.11a/b/g wireless, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, five USB 2.0 ports, a DVI port, multi-card reader and an ExpressCard slot. The new notebook measures 13.19" x 9.65" x 1.37" and weighs in at 6.5 pounds

According to Laptop Logic, an A8Js equipped with a Core 2 Duo T7200 processor, 100GB HDD, multi-DVD burner, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR will set you back $1,500.

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Marketing Slogan in Picture
By GoodRevrnd on 9/13/2006 11:14:55 PM , Rating: 2
Heart Touching?

Looks like a nice lappy, though.

RE: Marketing Slogan in Picture
By retrospooty on 9/13/2006 11:39:38 PM , Rating: 2
Yup... Definitly a nice laptop. 2ghz C2D w/ 4 megs cache and a 7700 go is a decent gaming rig, awesome for a laptop.

I would wait
By ShizNet on 9/14/2006 8:44:43 AM , Rating: 2
unless you upgrade every 6-10 months - go for it, but i'd wait:

64-WinOS to come out (and drivers - remember 3.1>95 times)
CORE's prices to go down
DX10 - software and hardware

it's just me

RE: I would wait
By gevorg on 9/14/2006 4:24:19 PM , Rating: 2
When are the first price drops for CD2s will be?

Nice specs!
By therealnickdanger on 9/14/2006 12:59:28 PM , Rating: 2
It should be noted that with Dell's ever-present 20% off offer, you can land a 17", 7900GS-powered laptop for about the same price... but I do like smaller laptops. What I really want to see is a high-end mobile graphics solution (7900/X1900) in a 15.4 or smaller notebook. I would pay just about anything for that.

RE: Nice specs!
By mimiman76 on 9/14/2006 3:53:24 PM , Rating: 2
EXACTLY, Me too! 15.4" with 512mb Graphic Cards is perfect...I have a Dell 17" widescreen with 256mb g.c. and damn 17" are huge! Right now i believe and sell the 15.4" with nice G.C.

By Supa on 9/13/2006 11:48:12 PM , Rating: 2
A bit too heavy for 14" notebook, otherwise, a good looking machine.


Nice price
By jon1003 on 9/14/2006 1:20:51 AM , Rating: 2
Seems like a nice price too for what you get. Any stated battery life?

One question begged to be answered:
By dysonlu on 9/14/2006 2:03:31 AM , Rating: 2
Will it ever be available in North America??? The press release says September in Asia and Europe.

By Visual on 9/14/2006 2:20:59 AM , Rating: 2
if they made this into a tablet convertible for not more than $200 extra, i'll be all over it.
i sooo want a tablet with decent videocard

awesome laptop
By R3MF on 9/14/2006 3:11:22 AM , Rating: 2
i prefer smaller, but with that amount of power under tghe hood I'd be sorely tempted!

Waiting for Santa Rosa
By kkwst2 on 9/14/2006 8:30:32 AM , Rating: 2
I would think that unless you need a new laptop right away, you'd wait for Santa Rosa this spring (hopefully). There's a lot of promised new technology in that platform.

There's still nothing compelling enough right now for me to upgrade my trusty T42.

By reboos on 9/14/2006 9:50:47 AM , Rating: 2
The above states weight is 6.5 punds. According to the link provided in the news blurb the weight is 2.39kg or 5.26 lbs.

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