Testbed: Meet ASUS A7G
ASUS A7G: What It Is Made Of
The very first notebook to adopt the Mobility RADEON X1600 is ASUS A7G, which is yet another portable multimedia center from ASUSTeK Computer. And this company is basically the only manufacturer to make this kind of devices.
The laptop featurs 17.1”wide screen with 1440x900 resolution as well as 4.0Kg weight. Besides, the laptop sports built-in TV tuner and high-definition audio with four onboard speakers, webcam, microphone and other devices.
The configuration we tested was built-upon Intel Centrino platform that includes Intel Pentium M processor 760 (2.00GHz with 2MB cache and 533MHz processor system bus), Intel 915PM Express core-logic, 1GB of PC2-4300 memory, 100GB hard disk drive and so on. According to ATI, the Mobility RADEON X1600 supports requirements of Microsoft Windows Vista due to be released in 2006.
The ASUS A7G is equipped with 4800mAh 8-cell battery that can power the notebook for up to about three or more hours and allow about one DVD movie to be played, according to our measurements. The Battery Eater benchmark could work on the battery for two hours.