Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus B43J-A1B
Source: PC World
As a business notebook, the Asus B43J has a lot of interesting features that will appeal to myriad users. The little touches--the trackpad on/off button, the webcam slider, the spill-resistant keyboard, and the support for a whopping three external screens--definitely put this notebook higher up on my radar. Combine these features with the laptop's generally attractive design and its decent performance, and it's a pretty good choice for a multitasking business user.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
The Asus B43J-A1B offers a strong collection of features and hardware, but falls short in performance and flat on battery life. The result is a laptop that most will find adequate, but some will find frustrating. The Editors' Choice Lenovo ThinkPad T410 offers a similar feature set and better battery life for only a bit more. So long as you don't stray from wall power for more than a couple hours, the Asus B43J-A1B should offer everything you need.
Single Review, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 01/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
Business users looking for a powerhouse of a notebook will find the $1,249 ASUS B43J appealing. It feels solid and offers plenty of speed and graphics muscle, along with business features mobile professionals--and IT departments--expect out of a business machine. The triple monitor support is especially nice, so long as you ensure one of those screens has a DisplayPort connection. We just wish this laptop were more mobile--both in terms of its weight and battery life. Overall, we prefer the ThinkPad T410 with Nvidia Optimus graphics in this price range ($1,168 with three-year warranty), but the B43J holds its own against some pretty fierce competition.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
The Core i5-560M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks also between 2.67-3.2 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
66.67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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