Asus U41JF-A1


Asus U41JF-A1Notebook: Asus U41JF-A1 (U41 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 75%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 60%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus U41JF-A1

ASUS U41JF: Arrandale's Not Dead Yet
Source: AnandTech English
Long-term, the U41JF is a stopgap solution while we await the inevitable Sandy Bridge refresh of ASUS’ U-series. It also happens to have some good design decisions and component choices to help keep costs down. The use of Intel’s Core i3 processors gives ASUS most of the performance offered by more expensive Core i5 CPUs, and with the 15% overclock the i3-380M can actually surpass everything but the dual-core i7 parts—and Sandy Bridge, but that’s another matter.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2011
70% Asus U41JF
Source: PC World English
The biggest problem with the Asus U41JF is its overall look. Though Asus obviously sought to emulate the Macbook Pro with its brushed-aluminum casing, Chiclet-style keyboard, and sleek(ish) design, the U41JF just ends up looking really cheap. Factor in the laptop's generally cheap feel, and you have a basis for looking elsewhere.One nicer-looking, more durable feeling laptop with a similar price is the Gateway ID49C13u ($840), which received a WorldBench 6 score (106) and performed similarly well in our graphics tests.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% ASUS U41JF-A1 Review
Source: English
On paper the U41JF is a solid mid-range entertainment notebook; in real life it suffers from numerous issues that might steer away customers. The build quality is below average; the chassis has too much flex and feels cheap. The keyboard has an abnormal amount of flex and provides a mediocre typing experience. The touchpad has a pleasant surface but has poor tracking accuracy and the buttons missed a high percentage of my intended clicks. The U41JF is not without its pluses, however; graphics performance is excellent and the seven and a half hours of battery life is fantastic. The chassis is also quite slim and the notebook itself looks respectable. When all is said and done, however, the ASUS U41JF is not overwhelmingly recommendable for the above-stated reasons.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% ergonomy: 60%
80% ASUS U41Jf-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS U41Jf has plenty going for it. Its long battery life, great performance, and robust graphics mean this notebook can work for hours, followed by a quick round of Modern Warfare to blow off steam. We wished there was less flex to the keyboard and that the speakers were louder, but there's no denying this 14-inch laptop's muscle.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus U41JF-A1 - Core i3 380M 2.53GHz - 14
Source: CNet English
Asustek Computer may still be best known for its low-cost Netbooks, and occasional high-end reaches such as its Republic of Gamers desktop replacements, but the company churns out a fair number of middle-of-the-road systems as well. The Asus U41JF is a workmanlike but uninspiring 14-inch laptop that offers decent performance and graphics and excellent battery life, but costs nearly as much as a MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Asus U41JF-A1
Source: Techreview Source English
One last selling point for the Asus U41JF-A1 is the battery life, which is fantastic and beats out pretty much all other 14-inch laptops on the market today. The massive 83WH battery provides over 8 hours of battery life on average, which is at least 2 hours longer than an Apple Macbook can do.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus U41JF-A1
Source: PC Mag English
Mainstream laptops that can muscle their way through any task aren't hard to find, but find me one with a battery that can last an entire day. It doesn't happen very often. The Asus U41JF-A1 picks up where the Asus U45Jc-A1 left off, combining some of the fastest parts—the highest-clocked Core i3 processor and Nvidia GeForce 425M GT graphics chip—with the biggest battery available. No other mainstream laptop on the market strikes such a strong balance between performance and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%


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

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

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

380M: The Core i3-380M 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. 2.53 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 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.

2.2 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.

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.

Asus reviews

78.33%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU

» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E8R/H
Core i3 380M, 16.4", 3 kg
» Chiligreen Mobilitas NW10714
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Sony Vaio F13M1E/H
Core i5 560M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Dell XPS 14-L401X
Core i7 740QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Asus N53jf
Core i5 540M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-3D
Core i7 620M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-5454G50Bnks
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N53JQ-SZ137V
Core i7 740QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus N73JF-TY096V
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 3.3 kg
» Medion Akoya P6624
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F13E4E
Core i5 460M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-ITH
Core i3 380M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Y460N-4937
Core i5 460M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Lenovo Y460N-IFI
Core i5 560M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Cyberpower Xplorer X7-7300
Core i5 560M, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-3855
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F133FX
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3 kg
» Asus N53JF-XE1
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-374G32Mnks
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Clevo B5130M
Core i7 640M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI FX700-012FR
Core i5 460M, 17.3", 2.8 kg
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.3 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC F13M0E/B
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Acer Aspire 5745DG-464G75Bn
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus N73JQ-TZ087V
Core i7 740QM, 17.3", 3.8 kg
» mySN XMG A500
Core i5 580M, 15.6", 2.77 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCF13Z1E/B
Core i7 740QM, 16.4", 3.06 kg
» Sony VAIO VPC-F136FM/B
Core i7 740QM, 16.3", 3 kg
» Asus N73JF-TY004V
Core i5 450M, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-02- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)