Originally Posted by joemadeus
I've been looking for a dual-core machine (Asus) with a 14" wxga+ (1450x800) and an NVidia 6600 GT equivalent (or thereabouts). Do any of the new models coming out fit?
And, does Asus' model numbers make sense to anyone? I've been pouring over the USA and world Asus sites, and find I have to visit the specs of every single machine to see if it's what I want. Kind of frustrating.
Thanks for the help!
The W3j is a 14" widescreen with a better graphics card than the 6600 and it comes very close to your pixel specs at 1280 x 768.
Regarding model numbers, Justin of PROPortable posted a general description somewhere on Notebook Review, but as I don't remember the thread it's in, here's what I recall:
A series: could stand for "average" or just "Asus". It's Asus' mainstream notebooks
L series: thought to stand for "laptop". Asus' first notebooks, now obsolete
M series: stands for "modular". All notebooks in the M series have modular bays, so you can switch in & out a CD/DVD player/burner, extra hard drive, or extra battery
S series: stands for "subnotebook" or "small" or something like that. they were Asus' initial compact notebooks, now obsolete
V series: stands for "vanity". Asus' newest series features remarkably thin notebooks that look great and have solid processing power and dedicated graphics. The first Lamborghini notebook is built on a V series
W series: stands for "widescreen". These are Asus' high end units.
Z series: doesn't stand for anything. Signifies "built on Asus", or whitebooks that can be assembled and sold by resellers or bought as-is and assembled by end users.
the number after the first letter indicates the general model number. I forget what they all are supposed to mean, if anything
the first letter after the model number indicates the chipset.
a = Intel's 915GM chipset (supporting Pentium M processors) with integrated video
f = Intel's 945GM chipset (supporting Core processors) with integrated video
j = Intel's 945PM chipset (supporting Core processors) with a dedicated video card
k = chipsets supporting AMD processors
n = Intel's 855PM chipset (supporting Pentium M processors) with a dedicated video card
s = Intel's 915P chipset (suporting Pentium 4 processors) with a dedicated video card
v = Intel's 915PM chipset (supporting Pentium M processors) with a dedicated video card
all subsequent numbers indicate revisions or other indicators to distinguish between 2 very similar models (ex: Z70v has 64 MB x600, Z70va has 128 MB x700), and aren't very easy to classify.
Hope that helps!