|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|
|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|
ASUS U43JC-X1 14-Inch Bamboo Laptop (10 Hours of Battery Life)
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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
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.Read more ›
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."
It has a VGA out where they could have put something more useful.
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.Read more ›
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Worst laptop I have ever bought. To show you how bad it was, it actually took me 5 years to be able to get here and review it, as the damn things always broken!Published 8 months ago by N STOY
this is some bullshit. I had this for only 4 years and the screen is going insane flickering. it overheats like a fireplace, i could literally cook an egg on the keyboard if I were... Read morePublished on July 17, 2014 by David
Battery doesn't stay at 10hour life, but is still much longer than most. Asus has always been very reliable for me. I recommend this. Read morePublished on April 13, 2013 by A. Keller
The adapter keeps unplugging due to week connections. The mouse pad is also very unresponsive. I wish they built a more sturdier adapter so that when you use the electrical outlet... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by Dong Chul Shin
If you're looking to know how great this computer is. I'll let you know I've had it about 2 months typing this review on it. Read morePublished on February 25, 2012 by Hunterinabox
Too many things are poorly made:
One, the CD player won't open, and the computer doesn't even recognize the device. Read more
Great processor with ~9hrs of USABLE battery life after a little tweaking w/ the power settings. I did have a little issue w/ the trackpad. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Shawn
I bought two of these. Initially very good computer, but with one of them the screen splits into two halves, making the computer unusable. There is one month left on the warranty. Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by The Glass Guitar