Asus K52JT-XT1 is a high end notebook powered by the Intel Core i7 processor. Although its screen size is a modest 15.6 inches, it has 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB Hard and the ATI HD 6370 graphics, placing it in the category of moderately high end computing laptop. Let us take a look at the individual component, which will form the basis of the Asus K52JT-XT1 review.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Processor
The Asus K52JT-XT1 is powered by Intel Core i7-740QM which is a quad core processor with a nominal clock frequency of 1.73 GHz. Although the 1.73 GHz processor frequency looks a little small, you may like to consider couple of facts. The first is that it has 4 cores and with hyperthreading enabled, there could be 8 threads running simultaneously. This leads to very high performance in multi threading or the multiprocessing environment. Secondly, the Core i7-740QM supports Turbo Boost, with the turbo frequency as high as 2.93 GHz. This will substantially increase the real life processing requirement which needs small burst of high processing power.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Memory and Hard Disk The Asus K52JT-XT1 has a whopping 4 GB of DDR3 memory. The speed grade is DDR3-1066. Since the intel Processor is directly connected to the memory, it enhances the overall system performance ( unlike the earlier core 2 architecture, in which processor communicated with the chipset, which in turn communicated with memory, increasing latency and reducing performance).
The Asus K52JT-XT1 comes with a spacious 500 GB Hard disk that should be sufficient for most of your real life requirements.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Display and Graphics
Asus K52JT-XT1 has 15.6 inch display screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. You can play the native 720p HD content on this notebook. The display is driven by ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6370, which should let you play high end gaming in relatively lower resolution.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Ports and Connectors
The most notable thing to note about Asus K52JT-XT1 is that it comes with Integrated HDMI port. This will let you display the HD content on the HDMI port that you can hook to the LCD or the projector.
It does come with other customary connectors including USB, multimedia card reader, VGA port, DVD drive, Ethernet port in addition to the microphone and headphone connectors.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Additional Features
The wireless connectivity is yet another customary feature. The Asus K52JT-XT1 has a 0.3 megapixel webcam that you can use for video chat and possibly, making small youtube videos.
Asus K52JT-XT1 Battery
The 6 Cell Lithium Ion battery in this notebook has a life of 3 hours, which can be thought to be decent.
Circuit City is offering this notebook at $799.99 after discount, which is a reasonable price for this notebook. Asus, however, is not as much trusted in quality as is Sony in its Viao series of notebooks. However, given the deal, you may not like to let is pass on.