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Asus N43SL Jay Chou

Specifications

Asus N43SL Jay Chou
Asus N43SL Jay Chou (N43 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-2410M 2 x 2.3 - 2.9 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 65%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus N43SL Jay Chou

70% ASUS N43SL Jay Chou Special Edition Review
Source: Laptop Mag English Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

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

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.


75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-11-11 (Update: 2012-05-26)