Asus A7S

Specifications

Asus A7SNotebook: Asus A7S (A7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 67%, features: 88%, display: 60% mobility: 45%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 70%

Reviews for the Asus A7S

Asus A7S - Santa Rosa - First Look
Source: Trusted Reviews English
So after much hype and noise, Santa Rosa notebooks have finally arrived and we have two examples here in the office to look at. Riyad is casting his gaze over a Samsung, while I have in front of me a large beastie from Asus - the A7S – a large desktop replacement entertainment machine. A large, powerful brute of a machine that is more beast than beauty. The new Santa Rosa CPU is fast but we’ll only really get excited about the Santa Rosa once we see Turbo Memory equipped machines.
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Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
performance: 80%

Foreign Reviews

75% Asus A7S-7S056C
Source: Connect - 12/07 German
Comparison, , Short, Date: 11/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% features: 82% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 59%
87% Notebooks für alle
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 70% performance: 40%
Asus A7S
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
DX-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80%
PC-Ersatz mit neuer Technik von Intel und Nvidia
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90%
90% Multimedia-Glotze mit "Santa Rosa"-Chipsatz
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 50% features: 90% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90%
Vier ASUS laptops getest
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: mobility: 40%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M G: The 8400M G is a pared-down 8400M GS with only half as much Stream Processors and a smaller memory bus. Therefore, the performance is much lower and only as fast as the old 7400 card. Only MPEG-2 acceleration.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7500:

The Core 2 Duo T7500 is a Merom based Core 2 Duo with 4MB Level 2 Cache. It is positioned in the middle class (in 2009) and performs on par with a modern P7550 or Turion II Ultra M640/M660.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1": Meanwhile the 17 inch display size is a more frequently offered standard format for desktop-replacements. The DTR-laptops can't be carried easily, need much energy but on the other side texts can be read easily and high resolutions are no problem. DTR mainly are intended for stationary usage on desks, where the weight and the energy need are unimportant.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


4 kg: This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 
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Devices with the same GPU

» One B4390
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus U3S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dv2800t
Core 2 Duo T7500, 14.1", 2.3 kg
» Asus U2E
Core 2 Duo T7500, 11.1", 1.3 kg
» Asus F9Dc
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» Asus F9S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 12.1", 1.9 kg
» LG E500-S APCBG
Core 2 Duo T7250, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pa2548
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Benq Joybook R56
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.9 kg
» Asus U3S
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Samsung Q70
Core 2 Duo T7500, 13.3", 2 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook E8410
Core 2 Duo T7500, 15.4", 2.7 kg
» Asus W7S
Core 2 Duo T7300, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus F3SC
Core 2 Duo T7100, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Asus A8SC
Core 2 Duo T7100, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» MM Vision NB3785
Radeon HD 7970M, Core i7 3610QM
» HP Pavilion dv7-4020ew
Mobility Radeon HD 5650, Core i5 450M
» HP Pavilion dv7-4010sw
Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Core i3 350M
» Asus G71G
GeForce 9800M GS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Asus M70VN
GeForce 9650M GT, Core 2 Duo P8600
» Alienware M17
Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, Core 2 Extreme QX9300
» Schenker mySN XMG7
GeForce 9800M GTX, Core 2 Extreme X9100
» Maxdata Belinea b.book 3
Radeon Xpress X1270, Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR71ZU
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300
» Toshiba Satellite X205-SLi5
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T8300
» Sony Vaio VGN-AR830E
GeForce 8400M GT, Core 2 Duo T8300
» Asus M70VM
GeForce 9600M GS, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xa3530
Mobility Radeon HD 3650, Turion X2 Ultra ZM-86
» Toshiba Satellite X200-24V
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9300
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)