Friday, November 21, 2008

ASUS N10JC: Netbook with Dedicated Graphics is not as Good

So, a netbook with dedicated graphics is not as good as I thought it would be after all. I am referring to the ASUS N10JC which utilizes the Intel Atom processor & a Nvidia NVIDIA 9300M GS with 256MB DDR2 memory. It’s a 10” screen ‘corporate’ netbook from ASUS. As you can se, by visiting the ASUS N10JC review on the notebookreview website, the netbook does not show significant improvement for doing HD videos & games. Is it worth paying the higher price?

Well, what can one expect from a sub-laptop that uses an Intel Atom processor? Sure, perhaps the Vista will run smooth but the Intel Atom is no Intel Core 2 Duo! Unless you want a more sleek looking netbook, perhaps it is best to stick with the integrated graphics card offerings from ASUS like the EEEpc 1000H/HA. One will be better off buying a small laptop using a Intel Core 2 Duo & dedicated graphics card combo or AMD Puma latops.

Some features of the ASUS N10JC ‘Corporate’ Netbook:

• Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor
• 160GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Seagate 5400.4)
• NVIDIA 9300M GS with 256MB DDR2 memory and Intel GMA950
• 1GB of DDR2 RAM (667MHz)
• Windows XP Home operating system
• 10.2” WSVGA Glossy LED-Backlit 1024 x 600 LCD
• Ports: 3 USB 2.0, HDMI,VGA monitor out, headphone jack, microphone input, 8 in 1 SD card reader (SDHC compatible), Kensington lock slot, Ethernet 10/100, ExpressCard/34
• Webcam (1.3 MP)
• Battery: 11.1v 4800mAh 53Wh 6-cell battery
• Wireless: 802.11b/g
• Two-year Limited Global Warranty
• Size: 10.8 (W) x 8.25 (D) x 1.46 (H)
• Weight: 3lbs 8.5oz, 4lbs 2.1oz with AC adapter
• RRP: $649

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