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Daily News Round #5 for December 9, 2003

Daily News Round #5 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 9, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 10, 2003 3:43 am

- ASUS Press Release: A7N8X Goes A Step Further

ASUS have made an announcement today that their award winning A7N8X Deluxe (recently voted as "The Best Innovation In Motherboards of 2003" on Tom's Hardware) has been improved upon even further with the introduction of the A7N8X-E Deluxe. The new "-E" board comes in two flavours, the 'Basic' edition which from what I can tell, only differs with the inclusion of Gigabit LAN, and the 'Wireless' edition of which sports a Wi-Fi slot for IEEE 802.11b wireless networking, Gigabit LAN, and 10/100Mbps LAN. I was a little dissapointed to hear of these being the only differences with the new range, but I guess what it comes down to is that an already brilliant product can only be improved upon by so much....


Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2003 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the A7N8X-E Deluxe motherboard, the latest addition to the award-winning A7N8X series. The A7N8X-E Deluxe incorporated the exclusive Wi-Fi slot for IEEE 802.11b wireless networking and Gigabit LAN for high-speed Ethernet.


The A7N8X series has won numerous awards, with the A7N8X Deluxe recently voted as the Best of Innovations in Motherboard of 2003 by the readers of Tom's Hardware Guide, the world's largest hardware testing website. ASUS also won the Best Motherboard Manufacturer award for the third consecutive year.


The A7N8X-E Deluxe, base on the nForce2 Ultra 400 chipset and supporting the Athlon XP processor, comes equipped with the exclusive Wi-Fi slot, which supports the ASUS [email protected] platform. ASUS [email protected], as the name suggests, is the latest platform designed to simplify the process of building a wireless home network. In short, the goal is to enable reliable wireless data transfer through the 802.11b standards, easy Internet access sharing and simple setup at an affordable price. ASUS [email protected] includes three elements - ASUS motherboards supporting the exclusive Wi-Fi slot, the ASUS WiFi-b WLAN card and AP (access point) function.


The A7N8X-E Deluxe also enhanced the networking environment with Gigabit LAN support, allowing larger bandwidth for high-speed data transfer at 1000Mbps all the while remaining backward compatible to 100/10Mbps Ethernet.


The A7N8X-E Deluxe is sold in two editions - the basic edition (the board alone) and the wireless edition, which includes the WiFi-b wireless card. The wireless edition offers a 3 LAN-in-1 solution: 802.11b wireless LAN, Gbit LAN and 10/100Mbps LAN. For more information about the A7N8X-E Deluxe, please visit the company homepage at


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