|Screen Size||15.6 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||2.66 hertz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||640 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NIVIDIA & Intel Hybrid|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||10 hours|
ASUS U53JC-C1 15.6-Inch Laptop (Bamboo)
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- Intel Core i5-480M Processor (2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz); 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz DRAM (2GB x 2 slots), 4GB Max
- Nvidia G310M Graphics Engine with 1GB DDR3 Dedicated VRAM and Optimus Technology; Intel Wireless 802.11 b/g/n + WiDi
- 640GB Hard Drive (5400 RPM); Super Multi Optical Disk Drive; Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Operating System
- 15.6-Inch HD (1366x768) LED Display; HDMI Port; USB 3.0 port; 5-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MMC Plus/MS/XD); Bluetooth; 8 cell 5600mAh battery
- ASUS 2 Year Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty Included
Top Customer Reviews
This laptop is nothing described as in the other review giving it one star. Maybe manufacturing on that one went bad, but otherwise it is an excellent laptop. I just got it today though, but I wanted to save it from that horrible review, only bad things are the way oily fingerprints show up on the outside, but its better than having a cheapy glossy finish. So just wipe it off every so often. I will update this review in the time being as I use the laptop more.
Wow what a unique laptop, the bamboo finish, or shall I say wood!, is awesome. It may attract a little bit more oil from your fingers, but a great sacrifice instead of having to deal with a cheapy glossy finish on the wood. The laptop is fast, haven't noticed any glitches. The touchpad buttons are firm, not hard to push, I find that I am in more control and that I'm not accidentally pressing random things because of the sensitive buttons. The chiclet keyboard is awesome, way better than any other keyboard I've used- especially the mac. The sound system is good, even better with headphones plugged in for some reason. Graphics....awesome. Numberpad--rare and convenient.....ASUS Expres AMAZING! its so cool is an alternate boot up option if you dont have time to wait and you can access all that you need to in literally 2 seconds, no joke at all. Way to stand out ASUS.
So this laptop is not only flashy and unique, but it's functionality is nothing but exceptional. So glad I trusted my instinct.
The system multitasks beautifully and runs very cold. You can't even hear the fan running with most tasks. The battery life is decent. I'll get about 4 or 5 hours in the normal power mode, but if I switch to the "super hybrid engine" I get closer to 8 or 9 hours.
I've had the system for 6 days now, and for the most part, the system runs beautifully. The biggest problem I've had so far is that the keyboard fn shortcuts are buggy. When I use the keyboard buttons to mute the sound, It won't become unmuted until after I restart the system. The volume buttons also randomly stopped working, so I had to go to the ASUS website and download new drivers, which fixed that problem.
I'll add updates if I run into any more problems.
New glitch: The headphone jack doesn't work. I reinstalled the drivers, but it didn't work. I seem to be having a lot of audio issues with this laptop.
One problem to let people know about: It comes with some pre-loaded Oberon games (the Oberon Game Park). Unfortunately, Oberon has bad software and when you uninstall these games it causes a problem with the registry and affects a few other programs/functions.
My google chrome browser ceased to function and the audio hotkeys on the keyboard also stopped working. By reinstalling chrome and the audio and keyboard drivers, both problems were fixed. Just something to be aware of. If you don't mind having a few mediocre games on your computer it is nothing to worry about.
The machine itself is of high quality and runs well. It was easy to reinstall Windows to factory settings by hitting F9 at startup, something I appreciated when I was dealing with the software glitch.
I've been using this laptop for 4 days now and here's my experience so far:
-Right off the bat, this thing is BEAUTIFUL. The pictures on amazon don't do it justice. They're too dark and don't really show off how nice the wood grain looks.
-The chiclet keyboard is responsive and comfortable.
-The touchpad is a very nice touch. People have complained about the button being hard to push, but they're probably used to having two separate buttons for right/left click. If you push toward the edge, clicking is very easy.
-It's very fast.
-The numeric keypad doesn't really add anything. It just makes the right side of the keyboard feel pretty cramped.
-The screen, while great when viewed straight-on, has a very limited viewing angle.
-The HDMI port is okay as long as the machine stays perfectly still. A couple of small moves both caused it to disconnect the TV as an external monitor, resulting in a lag as it moved all windows back to the laptop's screen, then another lag as it rediscovered the TV, at which point I had to manually move all the windows back.
-The Express Gate is a cool idea in theory, but I don't really see a practical use for it. It doesn't take much time at all to just boot into Windows.
This notebook is vented on the left side and draws air through the bottom. If you plan to use it on your lap, it's a very good idea to invest in a lap desk to keep it elevated - it puts out VERY hot air.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After two months of using this product the touchpad starts showing some wear. This happened to me with a compaq but just a year after buying it. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by baruch
Have had this laptop for about three weeks. Decided to buy my first laptop when my desktop crashed with a virus. So far the computer runs fine. I have one major criticism. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Richard C. Sovish
Picked this up for $699. at well known "Photo" place. High quality build. Slapped a SSD into it (easily accessible) and will upgrade memory to 8gb shortly. Read morePublished on July 5, 2011 by Ubiq
Very Fast, Bright Screen, Keyboard nice layout, love the bamboo look does not show finger prints
touch pad very sensitive (may be me getting use to... Read more
I picked up the 15.6 inch ASUS bamboo laptop last month, and was excited about getting it given the high performance RAM and newest Intel chip. Read morePublished on May 5, 2011 by hydrorb
ASUS U53JC-C1 15.6-Inch Laptop (Bamboo)
This is my third attempt at purchasing a laptop through Amazon. My first order was for the Acer TimeLineX 5820T. Read more
First off this is the only laptop I've ever owned so I don't have a lot to compare it with.
- Looks. Read more
So many things to give me smiles about this purchase.
1. I received my purchase the day after it shipped
2. The "packaging" of the ASUS was impressive. Read more
I bought this lap in February. I love it. I went to a meeting earlier in the month (April) and forgot the charge cord. Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by B. D. Marshall
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