The ASUS W1J00Ga is quite fast in games – as we might have expected from a discrete ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 backed up with 64 megabytes of dedicated graphics memory. I ran Quake 3 with two graphics quality presets:
- 640x480; 16 bit; Lighting: Vertex; Detail: Low; Texture Quality: 16 bit; Texture Filter: Bilinear;
- 1024x768; 32 bit; Lighting: Lightmap; Detail: High; Texture Quality: 32 bit; Texture Filter: Trilinear.
The results are presented in the following table:
At the low graphics quality settings the frame rate produced by the ASUS W1J00Ga is about 64% higher than at the high settings. The next diagram shows the same numbers in a visual way:
3DMark 2003 3.40 and Unreal Tournament 2003 also run fast on this notebook. Of course, the performance of the computer goes down when it’s working on its own battery, yet I didn’t notice considerable slowdowns. So, you can play 3D games and work with 3D graphics on the ASUS W1J00Ga even autonomously.
The results of the notebook in these two tests follow below:
The ASUS W1J00Ga performed up to my expectations in Battery Eater Pro 2.50 which measures the battery run-down time of portable computers. That is, the results are rather average, but this notebook isn’t actually intended for long work in the field or for frequent trips. As usual, I performed the battery life tests in several modes:
- Classical – the system bears the maximum load;
- Readers’ test;
- DVD viewing test.
The results are tabled below:
So, this notebook can last on its battery as long as 1 hour 41 minutes in the classic mode, 2 hours and 30 minutes in the reader’s mode, and 1 hour and 42 minutes in the DVD mode, and this at the maximum brightness of the screen.