Asus W5A (W5G00A) - Asus' New Ultra-portable

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Systems Tested and General Performance

HotHardware's Mobile Test Systems
A Sampling of Notebooks...
Asus W5A/W5G00A
  • 1.73GHz Dothan Pentium-M 740
  • Intel 915GM
  • Graphics Driver: 6.14.10.3943
  • 2 x 256MB Hynix DDR2 PC2-3200
  • 8x DVD-ROM/24xCD-RW combo
  • 40GB Hitachi 4200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 12.1" WXGA display (native 1280 x 768)
  • Intel's 2200BG 802.11 b/g WiFi card
  • Realtek 10/100 Ethernet
  • 6 cell battery (11.1V, 4.8AH, 53WH)

In order to keep the list of notebook from getting exceedingly long and turning this page into a scrolling marathon, we are going to archive past notebook specs in an Excel file (HTM format), which will be updated with every notebook review (click here). If you have questions, please feel free to me.

General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to tests the performance level of a computer in business related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft Frontpage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • Winzip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to tests the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environment:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.50
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media™ Encoder 9 Version 9.00.00.2980
  • NewTek's LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg™ WaveLab™ 4.0f

Higher scores here indicate better performance. You can read more about Business Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page. And you can read more about Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 on Veritest's FAQ page.

The scores fall in line with what we expected from a 1.73GHz Pentium-M Sonoma system. Generally speaking, the ultraportable has become much more powerful over the past year, courtesy of improvements in the mobile CPU field.

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