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ASUS A8Jr brings ATI's Mobility Radeon X2300 to the forefront

ASUS today announced the latest addition to its popular A8J family: the A8Jr. The A8Jr takes advantage of Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processors and makes use of ATI's new Mobility Radeon X2300 GPU.

"There is an ever-increasing demand for higher graphic processing power and crisper graphics for entertainment and applications alike," said AMD's David Cummings. "Our answer to that demand is the X2300 GPU. This GPU utilizes patented technology to increase processing power and provide the user with smooth, realistic hi-resolution graphics."

The press release doesn't mention much about the Mobility Radeon X2300 GPU but it does note that it will feature ATI HyperMemory and will provide a superior "performance-per-watt" than competing solutions. The new GPU is also fully certified for use in Windows Vista.

When it comes to the A8Jr's other specs, it looks just like the rest of its brethren. The Intel 945PM Express chipset is used along with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945AGP 802.11a/b/g adapter. A 14.1" WXGA+ (1440x900) display is included along with five USB 2.0 ports, an ExpressCard slot, VGA and DVI connectors and an optional Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

The 5.27 pound notebook should be available for purchase within the next two weeks, but pricing is not yet available.

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By subhajit on 1/22/2007 1:20:30 PM , Rating: 2
Is this the R600 replacement for X1300? Use of Hypermemory seems to indicate that.

RE: X2300?
By Ard on 1/22/2007 1:34:17 PM , Rating: 2
Looks to be that way since it seems like ATI is going to name the R600 high-end X2800.

RE: X2300?
By Macuser89 on 1/22/2007 1:47:45 PM , Rating: 2
i figured that, but the point remains the same. There was no of knowing by the name that this is an architecture change. With nvidia every architecture change, means they change the series number (4,5,6,7,8,...). The point I am trying to make is, i hate the way ati names their products. ATI makes great products, but their naming scheme just confuses their customers.

RE: X2300?
By sotti on 1/22/2007 2:55:01 PM , Rating: 2
I Take it you would have prefrered the number 10 v the roman numeral X, or maybe if they had stayed with the roman numberals for the full genereation name

IE either

RE: X2300?
By Brainonska511 on 1/22/2007 3:01:50 PM , Rating: 2
Hypermemory doesn't necessarily mean replacement in the low-end arena. The MR X1600/X1700 also utilize Hypermemory so that they can have up to 512MB of RAM available to the GPU (that includes the 256MB dedicated RAM on the MR X1600/X1700).

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