The Asus A43TA features the next generation quad core A6 processor (AMD Sabine Platform) from AMD, which is considered one of the lowest quad core processors under the A6 series. However, despite that, quad core means more power, and with AMD putting better graphic options bundled with this processor, you can be assured that the Asus A43TA is something worth to try. Overall, the laptop looks a little bulky, but it isnt overly ugly.
PRICE @ 19 Feb 2012: RM1799 (with Windows Home Premium)
- Type: General Purpose, Gaming
- Processor Name: AMD A6 M780G Chipset
- Operating System: Windows Home Premium
- Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz
- RAM: 4 GB DDR3
- Weight: 2.1 kg with battery
- Screen Size: 14 inches
- Screen Size Type: Widescreen HD 1366×768 (Glare Type)
- Graphics Card: AMD Radeon® HD 6650M with 1GB DDR3 VRAM Built-in A4-3300M
AMD Radeon® HD 6720G2 with 1GB DDR3 VRAM Built-in A6-3400M
- Sound: Altec Lensing Speakers
- Storage Capacity: 650 GB
- Networking Options: 802.11b/g/n
- Primary Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW (Plus Minus)
- USB Ports: 3 ports (1 x USB 3.0)
IceCool technology keeps your palms cold despite hours using the laptop, and the AMD Radeon™ HD 6650/6720M graphic technology which comes with the laptop is a definite bonus considering it out-performs many other models which have similar price range.
This laptop is said to be one of the best mid-range laptops available in the market. The AMD A6 quad core processor is slightly slower than the Intel i5, but you’d hardly notice it if you are using this laptop to run the usual games or software’s including Adobe Photoshop. The switchable AMD graphics is above average to say the least, and with Altec Lensing providing the speakers, you are assured quality sound. To top it all out is the 2 year automatic global warranty.
Battery life is unimpressive, clocking a little over 2 hours on usual use. Size is bulky and un-attactive, and the glossy finish will leave finger smudges.
For more details and drivers for the Asus A43TA, check the official site here.