PC Perspective got a chance to check out Asus
' massive A7J
Core Duo notebook for a review and found that if you like your laptops big, it may be just what you're looking for. The A7J is heavy on both specs and size, with a 17-inch display, Intel T2300 Core Duo CPU, 256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600, 1GB RAM, 100GB HD (only 5400 rpm, though), and an 8x DVD±RW Dual Layer drive, all in a nine pound package that retails for about $1700. And despite a few design quirks -- like a power adapter that can sometimes block the DVD drive -- and a battery that only lasts about two hours, PC Perspective still gives the A7J their recommendation, saying it should meet the needs of just about any user, even gamers. That is, if they don't mind lugging it around.