SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Average of 3 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus A7S
Source: Trusted Reviews
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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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2007
Source: Connect - 12/07
Comparison, , Short, Date: 11/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% features: 82% mobility: 69% ergonomy: 59%
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 70% performance: 40%
Source: c't DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
Source: PC Games Hardware DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: performance: 60% display: 80%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2007
Rating: price: 80% performance: 70% features: 90%
Source: Notebookjournal 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%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: mobility: 40%
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.
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.
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.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
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.
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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