Asus U33 Series

Asus U33JC-RX099VProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 430M, Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 1.9kg, 2.08kg
Price: 700, 999, 1000 euro
Average Score: 78.29% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 46%, performance: 77%, features: 76%, display: 74%
mobility: 85%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 81%

 

Asus U33Jc-A1

Specifications

Asus U33Jc-A1Notebook: Asus U33Jc-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

70% Asus U33jc
Source: Techreview Source English
Performance with the Asus U33Jc is quite impressive, especially when performing some processor-intensive tasks like video encoding and Adobe Photoshop use. Thanks to the ability to dynamically switch to the nVidia GeForce video processor inside, you can also use this laptop for some light 3D gaming with the game's graphic settings turned down slightly. Battery life is quite impressive as well with the included battery. It give an average of about 7:30 hours, which is pretty impressive for an ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus U33JC review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're in the market for a lightweight ultraportable laptop that can handle a wide range of tasks, you can't do much better than the Asus U33JC. It's competitively priced, comfortable to carry and handles spreadsheets and streaming movies with equal aplomb. The bamboo design choice is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. With such an elegant blend of form and function, the eco-conscious bamboo exterior is just icing on the cake.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS U33Jc
Source: PC World English
If you need a lightweight ultraportable laptop that can handle various tasks, the Asus U33Jc is a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/12/2010
Rating: performance: 86% features: 85%
60% ASUS U33JC Bamboo Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The ASUS U33JC-A1 is an extremely attractive and extremely well built laptop with a few annoying little issues. First, the fact that ASUS weakened the Nvidia graphics in order to extend battery life means you don't get the best possible performance out of this laptop. Second, the keyboard is a mixture of nice keys with horribly mushy support/feedback underneath. Last, but certainly not least is the issue of ASUS loading way too much bloatware onto the laptop straight from the factory. On the brighter side, the U33JC features that fabulous bamboo inlay on the lid and the palm rests. The webcam privacy switch is a simple yet much loved addition. The inclusion of USB 3.0 and wireless display technology likewise provide terrific value. And let's not forget about the battery life: roughly six hours on non-stop wireless usage in a coffee shop or on a cross-country flight is a great thing. If you can look past the minor blemishes the ASUS U33JC-A1 is one jewel of a notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% features: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Asus U33Jc
Source: AnandTech English
I will confess upfront - I really like this notebook. To me, the ASUS U33Jc has everything - style, performance, portability, battery life, and value. It’s a sub-$1000 system with a full powered processor, a dedicated graphics card that intelligently switches off to conserve power, and up to 10 hours of battery life if I need it, all in a 3.97lb package that looks like it came from the center console of a Mercedes S-class. Where do I sign up?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: price: 8% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Asus U33Jc-A1 (bamboo)
Source: CNet English
No matter how inspired a laptop design, chances are it is made of either glossy or textured plastic, or, in some upscale cases, aluminum or magnesium. A welcome change of pace from the usual glossy plastic and brushed-metal laptop styles, the bamboo-clad Asus U33Jc-A1 looks great and also packs in some very useful technology.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70%
70% ASUS U33Jc-A1 Bamboo series review
Source: Engadget English
The U33Jc may be on the bamboo list now, but it's much more than a bamboo laptop. The wood certainly makes you feel like you're buying a unique device, but the draw of the machine for most will be its superior blend of graphics, performance and battery life. We still have to knock the U33Jc for its lack of an optical drive, the cheap feeling keyboard quality, and it's thicker chassis.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% ASUS U33Jc
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus U33Jc-A1's craftmanship deserves every design accolade imaginable, but it's hard not to draw comparisons to the similarly configured U30Jc-A1, the current Editors' Choice. You're basically paying a $100 premium for the bamboo design and trading in the optical drive for a minor bump in processor speed and hard drive capacity. Omitting an optical drive, having an under-clocked GPU, and running hot at the base are signs of insufficient cooling, you can only wonder, is the use of bamboo to blame? Who knows. What I do know is that the U33Jc-A1 is a beautifully made laptop, but the U30Jc-A1 is the better overall machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Asus U33Jc-A1 Bamboo
Source: Computer Shopper English
Look out, little laptops. With a generous hardware selection and an eye-catching design, the Asus U33Jc-A1 Bamboo is a fierce competitor among budget ultraportables. Its Nvidia Optimus technology balances battery life with graphics performance, making this $999 notebook a top contender in a price arena that most ultraportable models never even get to enter. Good looks, strong benchmark scores, and Nvidia Optimus technology make this bargain-buy ultraportable a standout for home and small-business users alike.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87%
Обзор ноутбука Asus U33Jc: бамбуковый ноутбук
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: price: 80%
80% Ноутбук ASUS U33Jc Bamboo: лучший друг панды
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Az ASUS kertje mindig zöldebb
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/14/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 70%
70% Đập hộp và đánh giá sơ bộ máy tính Asus tre U33Jc
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
User Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus U33JC-RX044V

Specifications

Asus U33JC-RX044VNotebook: Asus U33JC-RX044V
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.08kg
Price: 999 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78% Review Asus U33JC Bamboo Notebook | Notebookcheck
„Ecotainment“. The Asus U33JC from the "Bamboo Collection" attempts to straddle both multimedia performance and environmental friendliness paired with a longer battery life. Will it manage to succeed or is the netbook just a nice lifestyle accessory in 13.3 inches?
80% Asus Bamboo U33JC
Source: Digital Versus English

With the Bamboo U33jc, Asus is giving us a machine with good performance levels, yes, but also a 13.3-inch ultra-portable with an original design that stands out from the herd of existing models. If you're looking for good performance levels from a compact machine, the Bamboo U33jc won't disappoint. If battery life and weight are more important, the 13-inch MacBook Air remains a better option.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Test Asus U33JC Bamboo Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 76% display: 74% mobility: 88% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 73% emissions: 86%

 

Asus U33JC-RX099V

Specifications

Asus U33JC-RX099VNotebook: Asus U33JC-RX099V
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 100% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

100% Asus U33JC laptop computer
Source: Computer Active English
All in all, the U33JC isn't for everyone: the bamboo finish will divide buyers, as will the lack of a CD or DVD drive. If you are in the market for a powerful but distinctive laptop, though, this is a serious premium rival to Apple's Macbook range
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

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


Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). 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.

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

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


1.7 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.08 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.


78.29%: 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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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)