Asus N43 Series

Asus N43SL Jay ChouProcessor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Core i5 520M, Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.4kg, 2.5kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1300 euro
Average Score: 77.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 65%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus N43JF

Specifications

Asus N43JFNotebook: Asus N43JF
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Asus N43JF Laptop, Prelaunch Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus N43JF is priced at Rs 61,999, which is quite a bit for a mainstream laptop without discrete graphics. However if you think of it as a scaled-down version of the Asus NX90J , then you might even like the price. By the end of September, the N53JG will be available with discrete graphics and should be priced at around Rs 63,000. We'd say, more than anything else, you'd be paying slightly extra for the Bang & Olufsen ICE Power Audio and the superb aesthetics. There are laptops that don't look as good as these, but offer better multimedia functionality and power for a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus N43J

Specifications

Asus N43JNotebook: Asus N43J
Processor: Intel Core i7 740QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

ASUS N43J
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
workmanship and keyboard good, display severly glossy
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2011

 

Asus N43JM-VX025V

Specifications

Asus N43JM-VX025VNotebook: Asus N43JM-VX025V
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

91% 합리적인 가격의 고성능 표준 노트북 - 아수스 N43Jm-VX025V (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%
합리적인 가격의 고성능 표준 노트북 - 아수스 N43Jm-VX025V (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2011

 

Asus N43SN

Specifications

Asus N43SNNotebook: Asus N43SN
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Test Asus N43SN
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
connections uncomfortably positioned, bad viewing angles of screen
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/02/2011

 

Asus N43SL Jay Chou

Specifications

Asus N43SL Jay ChouNotebook: Asus N43SL Jay Chou
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 N43SL Jay Chou (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% ASUS N43SL Jay Chou Special Edition Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Although the ASUS N43SL's ostentatious design will turn off some, Jay Chou's many fans may love the personal flourishes the superstar added to the laptop. Regardless, the $999 N43SL outperforms both the HP Envy 14 ($1,079) and Dell XPS 14z ($999) in both graphics and performance. Only its battery life is lacking. If you're an admiring fan of the artist, the N43SL offers top-of-the-line performance at a reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS N43SL Jay Chou Special Edition - A Bold Statement
Source: Hardware Zone English
Celebrity-endorsed notebooks have been dotting the consumer landscape in recent history. For example, HP did work with Vivienne Tam on a number of their netbook offerings since 2008. For our test model in question, it is apparent ASUS and Jay Chou have invested a great deal of effort into the JCSE's design, although there are little upgrades being made to the original N43SL's hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% mobility: 65%

 

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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.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M: Successor of the GeForce GT 335M featuring DirectX 11 support and based on the GF108 chip.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 435M: GF108 based mid-range graphics card with DX11 support.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M:

Performance-level graphics card for laptops based on the old 400M series but with support for DDR3 at 900MHz.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 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.

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

740QM:

The Core i7-740QM is a high-end quad-core CPU for laptops (in 2010) with a relative small base clock rate and a high Turbo Boost max frequency of 2.93 GHz (for one core). Therefore, it combines the advantages of a slow clocked quad core CPU with a fast single core one. Compared to the faster Core i7 mobile CPUs, the 740QM only features 6MB L3 Cache.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.5 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


77.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Asus U46S
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Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Core i7 2640M, 16.4", 3 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P750-13G
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
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Core i5 2430M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)