Floating chocolate style keyboard has almost become the standard of Asus’s thin and high-end laptop. In addition to the same level N cards, ASUS A40J adopts the same body mold, with the same I Core processors. Let’s review on ASUS A40J about what kind of entertainment experience will bring to us.
ASUS A40J is equipped with 14-inch LED backlit screen with resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels, and weighs 2.308Kg. Blue cover makes ASUS A40J more eye-catching and Infusion Technology provides ASUS A40J laptop a new level of resilience, resisting scratches while looking sleek. ASUS A40J, with metallic lusters LOGO “ASUS” in the center of cover, surrounded by a rounded corner design, will meet most users’ aesthetics. Although ASUS A40J is made of ABS plastic materials, no ripples appear on the screen when pressing.
ASUS A40J’s sinking style spindle helps to reduce screen height and enhance visual experience, which can better control body thickness and becomes a light and thin laptop. We cannot unfold ASUS A40J with a single hand for it may consider the stability of screen.
There are eight rubber mats around Asus’s screen for protecting when closing.
Both beautiful and practical, chocolate ASUS keyboard, has been reinforced and chassis collapse will not happen.
Though ASUS A40J hasn’t used stand alone type keyboard shortcuts, Fn and F1-F12 can meet the basic needs such as a key to sleep, open wireless network, disable the touch panels and volume adjustments functions.
Short key distance and fast rebound effort ensure input efficiency.
ASUS A40J’s trapezoid-like touchpad whose surface is covered with square grids provides comfortable handfeel. Left and right buttons below touchpad have the same tone with keyboard.
ASUS A40J is equipped with three USB2.0 interfaces, video output for HDMI and VGA interface, headphone / microphone jack, RJ45 network line interface, and DVD RAM.
It is reasonable that ASUS A40J’s heat dissipation window is placed on the left side so that hot air will not influence your hand action.
In order to simplify interface design, ASUS A40J headphone and microphone jack become one that not only save space but also beautify interfaces.
There are both advantages and disadvantages that ASUS A40J’s speaker window is designed in the front body. It can save space for the B side but have volume and tone loss problem for the distance of sound gets longer. In addition, in the center of the front-end is also equipped with multi-card reader that can read MMC, SD memory card.
ASUS A40J’s 80 percent of back body is occupied by standard lithium-ion batteries, so there is no interface design. ASUS A40J’s bottom is designed expansion area of memory and hard disk for future upgrades. Moreover, we can directly see the processor, which means users can conveniently clean cooling fan and heat dissipation window.
ASUS A40J is equipped with Intel GMA HD integrated graphics and NVIDIA Geforce GT335M independent graphics. With dual graphics card ASUS A40J laptop can improve performance and can extend battery life.
ASUS A40J is equipped with a Core i3-350M processor, HM55 motherboard chipset, 4GB memory, dual graphics cards, Western Digital 640GB hard drive and DVD RAM.
Core i3-350M also supports Hyper-Threading Technology and core code-named Arrandale, has a 32nm process and 3MB shared cache, support for the latest SSE4.2 instruction set, built-in Intel GMA HD integrated graphics, Core frequency acceleration is not supported.
NVIDIA Geforce GT335M with 72 units, its memory is 1GB DDR3, bandwidth of 128Bit, support DX10.1 and SM4.1 video effects, 40nm manufacturing process and better control of the power consumption and heat stability has increased.
ASUS A40J is equipped with 640GB hard drive, its maximum transfer rate of 84.1MB / s, the average transfer rate of 64.5MB / s, which can hold more large-scale 3D high-definition movies and games.
PCMARK Vantage comprehensive performance test
“Need for Speed 13″ HD set menu
Inside view instantaneous frame rate 30FPS
Rear-end view instantaneous frame rate 49FPS
“Street Fighter 4″ evaluation and test: A / average frame rate 59.99FPS
“Resident Evil 5” evaluation and test: B / average frame rate 45.6FPS
ASUS A40J is equipped with standard 4400mAh lithium battery.
ASUS A40J laptop’s BatteryMark life test
Run PCMark Vantage for 1 hour first, then use EVEREST sensor and FLUKE thermodetector to test and shoot the temperature of ASUS A40J ‘s keyboard area (C side) and bottom regions (D surface) respectively (room temperature 24 ℃), the results shown below:
Internal temperature of EVEREST sensor hardware:
CPU: 48 ℃
#1 CPU: 41 ℃
#2 CPU: 43 ℃
GMCH: 45 ℃
GPU: 49 ℃
WDC WD6400BEVT-80AORTO: 41 ℃
ASUS A40J C side temperature
ASUS A40J D side temperature
ASUS A40J, equipped with GT335M, though do not support DX11, has a better performance in 3D games. What’s more, ASUS A40J’s life test about 3.35 hour in the same class laptop has greatly improved the product’s availability.