LAPTOP Magazine has reviewed the 10.2-inch Asus N10J-A2, which is Asustek’s high-end netbook. It’s actually really pushing the definition of a netbook, given the features and the price (the reviewed model is $799 and Amazon.com has it for $763).
More important than the price (and what contributes to the high price) that separates the N10J-A2 from typical netbooks is the features it comes with:
– 320GB HDD
– 2GB of RAM
– HDMI Out
– Windows XP Vista (XP Home available as a downgrade)
– Fingerprint Reader
– Two year warranty.
It’s still powered by Intel’s Atom CPU, but there are two graphics chipsets that exist on the N10J-A2. Some N10s may not have both. One is the built-in GMA 950 from Intel that is used to conserve battery life. It shares its memory with the system memory. The other is an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS with 256MB of dedicated memory. No matter which graphics chipset you have toggled for use, they were still able to get over 4 hours of battery life.
It also features Express Gate which is a Linux-based “Instant-On” OS that allows you to quickly jump into email or browsing the web without having to launch all of the way into Windows.
Read: LAPTOP Magazine