First Look: ASUS A7S - Santa Rosa
Davinder "DsK" Kundi
It seems like a few more previews of Santa Rosa based laptops are popping up, this time we have one from ASUS. Perhaps not as well established in the notebook market as some other brands but over the last year ASUS have given us a few gaming laptops that have been very impressive.
Benny Har-Even over at TrustedReviews has the ASUS A7S. Although it sports the DX10 GeForce 8400M G, it probably won't be much use if you plan to play Crysis on the go.
"As a machine then this is an impressive beast though I canât help feel that Toshiba's Quosmio's range will have it licked for desirability. And as impressive as the new chip is, it will be a whole lot better when the full Santa Rosa chipset is delivered as a whole. We can only look forward to testing a fully Turbo Memory (Robson) equipped machine and for giving the draft-N a full workout, as for now this machine just teases."It's an odd machine, sitting in between the desktop replacement and normal laptop segments, but doesn't quite fit in either. As is with the new Santa Rosa platform it comes equipped with all the new technologies, performance doesn't seem like anything to shout about either.
Still take a look at the preview, it will definitely peak the interest of some people, especially if you're current laptop is showing its age with its single core and integrated graphics; hardly a machine fit for Vista!
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