by Rob Williams on November 7, 2006 in Systems
What do you get when you place a huge computer manufacturer in a blender with an Italian automobile powerhouse? One great looking laptop! Does it prove to be as fast as the cars it mimics?
With a very quick look under the hood, we can see the ram used is from Elpida. This is a great choice for the given frequencies because it’s speedy, and reliable. Though the CPU looks quite accessible, it’s not. You’d have to open up the entire chassis in order to move the heatpipe to replace it. The hard drive is in a similar position… not easy to replace. As always, only trained and authorized professionals can replace these parts without affecting your warranty.
Finally, let’s take a look at the sides. On the left, we have a VGA port, Kensington security port, 1394 port, IrDA port (Infrared) and optical drive.
The right side has a total of three USB ports, modem and NIC, SD card slot, audio input and output and also the DC power jack.
The back is absolutely clean of anything, since it’s only the physical battery. Overall, what you see is what you get. It’s undeniably one of the classiest looking notebooks available, which is one of the things ASUS tends to be very good at accomplishing.
Enough of the ogling. Time for some more technical information and then some benchmarks.