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ASUS A6J Centrino Duo Notebook

VR-Zone will be taking a first look at the ASUS A6J Laptop, a desktop replacement model featuring the latest Intel Core Duo Processor based on the dual core Yonah and other cutting edge technologies. Do read on to find out more!

The Asus A6J Laptop is one of the first few laptops that will
hit the market, featuring Intel’s latest Centrino Duo Mobile Technology that
comprises Core Duo processor codenamed Yonah, mobile Intel
945 Express chipset codenamed "Calistoga" as well as Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
codenamed "Golan".
The A6J also
comes with other some power features like a WSXGA+ screen, up to 2GB of DDR-II
RAM support, an ATI Radeon x1600 Mobility and a HDD of up to 100GB. Apart from
all these excellent components that is implemented on the A6J, Asus did not
forget about the other functions that mobile power users might need while on
the move, like a built in 4-in-1 card reader, bluetooth, wireless a/b/g LAN.
Before we continue giving you guys a further insight of this portable wonder,
let’s take a look at the basic specifications.

Processor & Cache
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2000 Sequence:
1.60GHz-2.16GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache, 667 MHz

Operation System
Microsoft Windows® XP Professional,
Microsoft Windows® XP Home

Mobile Intel 945 PM Express Chipset

Main Memory
DDR2 533/667MHz SDRAM, 2x SO-DIMM socket expandable to

15.1" XGA/SXGA+ & 15.4" WXGA (1280*800) /
WSXGA+ (1680*1050)

Video Graphics &
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ X1600 128MB VRAM

Hard Drive
2.5" 9.5 mm IDE HDD with Ultra DMA100 supported
60 / 80 / 100 GB

Optical Drive
DVD /COMBO: 8X/ 24X24X24X (max.)
DVD-Dual: 4X/2x/4x/2.4X
DVD Super Multi: 5X/8X/4X/8X/4X/24X/10X/24X/8X

Card Reader

Intel High Definition audio modem and 10/100/1000 Base
Pass and support worldwide regulation
IEEE 802.11b/g or IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Built-in Bluetooth® V2.0+EDR (Optional)

Video Camera
1.3M Megabyte Pixels (optional)

LED Status Indicator
Battery Charging/full/low
Storage device access
Capital / Scroll / Number Lock
E-mail in box
Wireless indicator

1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Line-in Jack
1 x RJ11 Modem jack for phone line
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1x IEEE 1394 port
1 x TV Out (S-Video)
1 x Type II PCMCIA 2.1 compliant
1 x DVI Port
1 x VGA Port

Hot Keys
Instant launch Keys:
4 buttons: Power4 Gear +, Email, Internet, Touchpad Lock

Function Keys:
Fn+F1 Suspend switch
Fn+F2 Wireless (Bluetooth) switch
Fn+F5 Brightness down
Fn+F6 Brightness up
Fn+F7 LCD on/off
Fn+F8 LCD/CRT switch display
Fn+F10 Volume on/mute
Fn+F11 Volume down
Fn+F12 Volume up

Built-in Intel High Definition audio compliant audio chip,
with 3D effect & full duplex
SoundBlaster Pro Compatible
Built-in stereo speakers (1.5W)

Audio DJ
play/pause, stop, forward, rewind

19 mm full size 88key with MS-Windows function keys
2.5mm travel

Battery Pack & Life
8 cells,71Whr; 4 Cell,31.5Whr

AC Adapter
Output: 19 V DC,3.42A, 90W
Input: 100— 240V AC, 50/60Hz universal

Dimension & Weight
354 x 284 x 35.2 mm (W x D x H)
2.80 Kg (15", 8 cell battery pack)
2.70 Kg (15.4", 4 cell battery pack)

BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection and security
Kensington lock hole

Supplied Accessories
Optical Mouse
Carrying bag

Multimedia Software
Power Director V3.0 DE
[email protected] V2.0 SE

Virus & Tool Software
Symantec Norton™ Internet Security 2005
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0
NERO Express V6.0

ASUS Utility
ASUS Live Update
ASUS ChkMail
ASUS Hotkey
ASUS Power4 Gear+

Warranty & e-support
2-year limited global hardware warranty
1-year battery pack warranty
On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
OS (Microsoft Windows XP) install/uninstall consultation
Bundled software install/uninstall consultation
ASUS software supporting (Liveupdate, Power 4 Gear+, ASUS Probe)

The review sample that we received came with a T2500 (2Ghz), 2 sticks of 1GB
DDR-II RAM, a Radeon Mobility X1600 and a WSXGA+ Screen.

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