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Asus U53 Series

Asus U53JC BambooProcessor: Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.6kg, 2.8kg, 2.9kg
Price: 920, 1300, 1500 euro
Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: - %

 

Asus U53F

Specifications

Asus U53FNotebook: Asus U53F
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus U53F Bamboo review
Source: Techradar English
Unfortunately, there's no dedicated graphics, just an integrated Intel GPU, but this may change in the final release. Other features are standard for a machine like this, with VGA and HDMI connections for outputting to an external display, three USB ports for adding peripherals, and a memory card reader for backing up the 500GB hard drive. Users can also boot up to a basic ExpressGate OS to browse the web or their photo library, which prolongs battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U53JC

Specifications

Asus U53JCNotebook: Asus U53JC
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: 920 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 U53JC (Model)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus U53Jc Bamboo review
Source: T3 English
A unique laptop when it comes to design, and a great one when it comes to power. The U53Jc isn't cheap, but we feel the price is warranted.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Bamboo U53JC review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Do you need bamboo in your computing life? Probably not, but it looks swell. And although there's certainly a premium to be paid for the inclusion of bamboo here, the specs and styling are classy enough to have pushed the price pretty much up there anyway. And those specs mean this is a nippy, enjoyable-to-use laptop with a lot going for it. If it were lighter or smaller (there is a 13-inch screen version) then this would be a cool-looking, stylish portable. As it is, it still looks good but you might want to keep it on your desk.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U53JC-XX096V

Specifications

Asus U53JC-XX096VNotebook: Asus U53JC-XX096V
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Asus U53JC Bamboo collection
Source: ITP English
Asus U53JC has a bamboo lid, trackpad and a palm rest, making it an eco-friendly powerhouse that sets itself apart
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80%
Ноутбук ASUS U53Jc: пустой бамбук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2011
Ноутбук ASUS U53Jc: растущий бамбук
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2011
ASUS U53Jc
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/06/2010

 

Asus U53JC Bamboo

Specifications

Asus U53JC BambooNotebook: Asus U53JC Bamboo
Processor: Intel Core i7 620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Asus U53Jc Bamboo review
Source: Techradar English
One area that this laptop falls short of the others in this group is the software included as standard. There is no office or multimedia software and internet security is limited to a 60-day trial version; so factor the software you need into your budget. While you'll either love or hate the bamboo finish of the U53Jc, the power and components it delivers ensures this laptop provides great value for money. Only the limited software package lets it down, but this is still a unique and highly capable home machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2011
Asus U53JC-XX133V
Source: Chip.de - 6/11 German
total rating satisfying, price good
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 05/01/2011
84% TEST: Asus Bamboo U53J
Source: Bitcity.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% mobility: 88% workmanship: 81% ergonomy: 79%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

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 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.  

620M:

The Core i7-620M is the fastest Dual-Core CPU for laptops (at the time of introduction in Q1 2010). The 620M clocks betwenn 2.66 and 3.33 GHz due to the Turbo Mode and because of Hyperthreading, 4 threads are executed simultaneously. In the package, Intel also included a second die with an integrated GPU (GMA HD) and a memory controller. Therefore, the TDP of 35 Watt of the whole package is still quite good.

Intel Core i5:

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


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. 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.


2.6 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.

2.9 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


80.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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» Samsung SF510-S55
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» Samsung SF510-S01CZ
Core i5 460M
» MSI CX623-i5647W7P
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» Samsung SF510-S02DE
Core i3 370M
» Lenovo IdeaPad V560
Core i3 370M
» Asus K52JC-EX089V
Core i5 430M
» Asus P52JC-SO012X
Core i5 450M
» Asus U53JC
Core i5 450M
» Asus K52JC
Core i5 430M
» Asus K50IP
Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gateway NV5934u
Core i3 330M
» Dell Vostro 3500
Core i5 430M
» Lenovo Ideapad G560
Core i5 540M
» Samsung R580
Core i7 720QM
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)