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Asus A8JR

Specifications

Asus A8JRNotebook: Asus A8JR
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 256 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.5kg
Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 65%, features: 82%, display: 72% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 73%

Reviews for the Asus A8JR

80% Asus A8JR-4P021C
Source: PC World English
A dim screen is the only significant drawback on this otherwise solidly performing and reasonably priced laptop. The $1099 (as of 5/9/07) A8JR-4P021C has the makings of a quality notebook for worker bees limited by their company's tight budget. It lasted exactly 2 hours in our battery tests, well below average for a small laptop but enough to tide you over for short periods of unplugged work.
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(von 100): 80, Leistung 61, Ausstattung 82, Preis/Leistung günstig, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 61% features: 82% display: 50%
80% The Asus A8JR is a solid, reasonably-priced notebook with some very stiff competition.
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its 14.1-inch screen and 5.3-pound weight, the Asus A8Jr-4P021C is better suited to frequent travel. It's an adequate performer, though it needs more features (or a lower price) to help it stand out from stronger mainstream entries from Dell and Gateway. The rounded silver-and-black chassis won't elicit stares, but it's attractive. The full-sized keyboard is comfortable, as is the large, smooth touchpad. The pad's integrated mouse buttons are a bit stiff, and with just a thin line differentiating the button area from the touchpad area, it's easy to press the corner of the touchpad when you mean to hit a mouse button.
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gut, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft, Leistung mangelhaft, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 50% display: 80%

Foreign Reviews

82% Test Asus A8JR Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/08/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 84% display: 86% mobility: 72% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 73%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X2300: Renamed X1350 graphics chip and, therefore, only DirectX 9 capable.

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.


T5500:

Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

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


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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


80.67%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)