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it does say i915GM chipset with integrated graphics
For this test of the Sonoma platform, Asus could forward to us his very first portable computer PCI-Express train, in fact the MÃ. Taking again the frame of the series M6000, the last-born child of Asus profit of a screen 15.4 inches with the format wide. The portables M6 d' Asus having already been tested on several occasions in our columns we will hardly be delayed on the physique of the MÃ which remains identical to the preceding models. At most let us underline the appearance of new a touchpad chrome and the relooking of the button of startup to less violent blue lighting. The MÃ adopts, in the version which we received, most powerful of the processors Pentium M, with given rhythm model 770 with 2.13 GHz. This one is assisted by 1 Go of memory DDR2 distributed on two Kingston bars of 400 MHz and Asus uses here the chipset i915GM with integrated graphic solution. The storage part consists of a hard disk Hitachi of a capacity of 80 Go for a speed of 5400 rpm and of an engraver of DVD 8x of Matshita mark. Supporting the engraving of Cd-r/rw, Dvd-r/rw, DVD+R/RW and double DVD+R sleep, the engraver is compatible CD-Text and just 2 Mo of buffer memory in addition to BurnProof technology. Always in this field, Asus did not forget the slots to accomodate the memory boards with the formats Memory Stick, Secure Digital/MMC and xD Picture Card.
Connectivity without wire is dealt with here by new controller INTEL, Wireless 291ÄBG, and for the first time Asus integrates, in addition to the IRDA, a support of Bluetooth technology. One will note for the small history that the software stack used is signed Toshiba. For the part Ethernet network, Asus proposes a controller Marvell Yukon to us who supports Gigabit. Dealing with the USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, the MÃ embarks a codec Realtek ALC861 compatible with the INTEL High Definition Audio and connected to a system of high speaker baptized Dual Stereophony. It is a question for Asus of dissimulating two high speakers under the screen and two high speakers, dedicated more specifically to low, under the frame of the portable. Failing to propose moults left audios analogical, the MÃ has a connector SPDIF. A word finally on the system of cooling of the animal. If the graphic part does not cause a particular harmful effect, one is more surprised to note than at the end of several operating hours memory DDR2 of Kingston does not warm up finally that enough little while at the same time any particular cooler is not set up to cool it. Besides let us make a digression to specify that if memory DDR2 is always with the So-dimm format, only the DDR2 is usable in the portable of Asus which having only one port report sees the position of a slightly moved notch making impossible the insertion of memory GDR So-dimm traditional. On the other hand the system of cooling thermobabbited of the processor proves noisier than before even if it is relatively effective the portable being only seldom ebullient. Asus surmounted here the core of Pentium M of a heat pipe out of copper leading to a coppered radiator on which breath a ventilator of the squirrel-cage type. The flow of air in the system is rather well conceived and one notes the presence of various air flaps under the base of the portable. Let us finish by some words on the battery delivered by Asus, a completely traditional model eight cells of 4400mAh offering an announced endurance exceeding the four hours. During our tests we raised a very pretty endurance of 4 hour and 56 minutes.
Audio pilots Realtek HD-Audio