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ASUS U43JC-X1 14-Inch Bamboo Laptop (10 Hours of Battery Life)

by Asus
3.6 out of 5 stars 107 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.4GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 14-Inch Screen, GeForce
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 10 hours Battery Life
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14-inch HD LED (1366 x768) / i5-450M (2.4 GHz) / 4 G DDR3 / NV 310M 1 G DDR3 + Intel GMA HD / 500 G 5400 / Super Multi / W7HP (64bit) / 802.11BGN / 8-cell / WiDi / 1 USB 3.0 port

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 14 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366x768 pixels
Processor 2.4 hertz Intel Core i5
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive 500 GB
Graphics Coprocessor NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chipset Brand NVIDIA
Card Description GeForce 310
Graphics Card Ram Size 1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 10 hours
Brand Name Asus
Series Bamboo Series
Item model number U43JC-X1
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight 4.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 13.7 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 13.7 x 9.6 x 1.2 inches
Color Bamboo
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD Super Multi
Audio-out Ports (#) 2
Battery Type lithium_ion

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ASIN B003V4AK4I
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 107 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #21,988 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#10,754 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
Shipping Weight 9.3 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available July 6, 2010

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

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I bought this as a replacement for a Dell 1720. As I study computer and electrical engineering, I'm very familiar with the internal components of electronics. This is a very well made notebook. Most of my friends and colleagues find the notebook very attractive and distinctively ideal. But, aesthetic taste differ from person-to-person and can only be merely objective. So, what is really important, are the numbers in between that motivated this to be my final choice. And, I'm glad I did 100%.

Processor Core i5 450M
This is currently the SECOND HIGHEST SCORING DUAL CORE MOBILE PROCESSOR, according to PassMark's website. The first being the Core i7 620M, which cost roughly twice as much and only provides a 10% improvement. Very smart on ASUS's behalf, because the majority of programs only utilize two cores. This means that most people buying a quad core will only use half of the potential of their CPU. Whereas, this processor doubles the amount of pathways for the dual cores to use. In short, the processor optimizes both cores by having twice as many streams and acts like a quad core ALL OF THE TIME. And, this doesn't even include the 12-way associative 3MB of L3 cache. GREAT NOTEBOOK PROCESSOR. PERIOD

RAM
Most people don't really understand RAM or How it woks. So, I'll keep this simple. Your CPU has a core speed. You RAM has a core speed rating. When both of these are the same speed, your computer is termed "synced." A very very important thing. If your computer is not synced, some of the data is lost in the transmission and has to be sent again. Making it slower than originally intended. This computer is synced perfect, so DO NOT GO OUT AND BUY FASTER RAM. It will be a waste of your money.
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By Kyle on August 21, 2010
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Pros:
Long battery life. I have never seen "10 hours" as Asus claims, but 5-6 hours of use on a battery-saving mode is quite realistic.

Performance. The i5 in this laptop is incredible for browsing and general tasks. Even on a power saving mode (mine throttles the CPU down to 40%) there is no discernible processing lag for everyday tasks. The Intel graphics are capable of running light, casual games like Audiosurf and Beat Hazard, allowing you to save the Geforce 310M for more heavy tasks. With the Geforce graphics, I was able to obtain a steady 30fps in Left 4 Dead on high settings with no AA and 16x AF.

Good Display. Granted, I have never seen one of the $1800 Thinkpads with S-IPS panels up close, but this is the best screen I've seen on a notebook in person. I'm sure there's better on more expensive laptops, though.

Ergonomics. The laptop is light enough that it can easily be carried around with any accessories you might have. The keyboard is also very comfortable to type on.

Style. Aluminum-accented bamboo? Yes please. Nice and thin too. Also, the bamboo has a nice, dark finish to it and seems well-protected from scratches and scuffs.

Good Touchpad. Personally, I hate touchpads. I already tapped the giftcard to order a mouse, but this touchpad is quite sensitive, accurate, and has multi-touch. Asus also bundles the laptop with pre-installed multi-touch gesture software that works very well. I actually kept it installed as it is quite useful.

HDMI and USB 3.0.

Good wireless adapter. Supports B/G/N and works well even when set to "max power savings."

Cons:

It has a VGA out where they could have put something more useful.
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First of all, I would like to say that I just received this laptop yesterday - after a bit of a twist. I first ordered this laptop a few days prior partially because of the 150$ GC promotion, only to find out a day later that there is an additional free item that I can get with this laptop. The netgear Push2TV wireless adapter is free with the purchase of this asus model. However you would have to go to the netgear-adapter page to find this deal. It is annoying that amazon did not make a link on the asus page (a deliberate act on their part?). In any case, I had to order another asus since the first one was already shipped and they couldn't just ship the free adapter to you (asus+GC+netgear have to be simultaneously added to checkout in order for the deal to count), and I returned the first one back to amazon (just asked UPS to take it back at the time of delivery). So finally the second one arrived yesterday with the free adapter too. Now I am happy.

Now, onto the laptop itself.

This laptop exudes classical beauty. The bamboo is gorgeous and comfortable to touch, and forms a really interesting combination with the aluminum brush-metal keyboard in a vintage yet futuristic way. The chrome rims add an additional level of sophistication, and I love the lighting of the on-button and the 4 lights located in the front of the laptop (for battery, hdd etc). The overall color scheme is maroon/brown, which is an unusual color palette in a market where black and silver predominates. However it works really well and sets this laptop apart from the rest. After using it around my house for almost 10 hours, there is some fingerprinting on the touchpad, which is easily cleaned.
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