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ASUS U43F-BBA7 Review – Core i5-460M Laptop

February 9th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


ASUS U43F-BBA7 laptop is a powerful machine with a processor that has TurboBoost Technology dual-core as features. This laptop is also equipped with 4G WiMax modem keeping in mind the current trends and needs. Its battery backup is pretty hard to ignore and offers 7 hours and ten minutes battery life for the notebook. This laptop is reasonably priced keeping in mind the powerful processor and extended battery life. This would be an ideal choice for the people that are always on the move. Its advanced features will keep them in contact with their work, family and friends successfully. This notebook is styled through bamboo texture and succeeded in gaining woodgrain look, which is quite attractive and appealing.

Intel Core i5-460M Processor Details:

This Intel Core i5-460M processor that powers the ASUS U43F-BBA7 is clocked at 2.53 GHz. This processor is famous for its Turbo Boosting Technology with its two cores. Here, this Turbo Boost technology will cater to increase the frequency for a small period when situation demands more processing power. Through this turbo boosting technology, this processor can be overclocked up to 2.8 GHz. This Intel Core i5-460M is completely based on the Arrandale architecture and manufactured with 32 nm technology. Its graphics section is based and manufactured on 45 nm technology.

Graphics performance with this processor is decent, but not great like current and latest Sandy Bridge processors. These Sandy Bridge processors are successful at offering double the graphics performance over the Arrandale architecture.

The best part with Intel Core i5-460M processor is its integrated memory controller and high speed differential DMI bus which communicates effectively with the chipset. Intel succeeded in introducing hyperthreading technology in i5 processors and this can enable four threads running simultaneously with it. Overall performance of this Intel Core i5-460M processor is far better than the earlier Core 2 processors which run at 2.8 GHz.

ASUS U43F-BBA7 Pros:

  • Huge battery backup for the notebook.
  • Light in weight.
  • Reasonable priced.
  • It has one HDMI and one VGA port.
  • Nice exterior looks with woodgrain bamboo texture.
  • Huge hard drive space (640GB).
  • It has 4G WiMax modem.
  • It has one USB 3.0 port too.

ASUS U43F-BBA7 Cons:

  • Little expensive, but reasonable too.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • No ExpressCard Slot.

Specifications:

Processor:

This laptop is powered through Intel Core i5-460M processor. This processor is clocked at 2.53 GHz. It has 3MB capacity L3 Cache.

System memory:

This laptop comes with 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard drive:

The hard drive capacity of this laptop is huge and got 640GB Serial ATA drive which spins at 5400 rpm.

Graphics:

ASUS U43F-BBA7  comes with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) integrated graphics card.

Display:

The screen size of this laptop is 14.0-inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. The display type is LED-Backlit HD widescreen.

Optical drive:

ASUS U43F-BBA7  is arranged with one optical drive of a multiformat Read and Write enabled drive with double-layer support.

Networking:

This laptop is arranged with 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN adapter for the wired connectivity needs. It has built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN adapter for wireless connectivity. This laptop is also equipped with a 4G WiMax modem too.

Software:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition, Adobe Reader, Power DVD 9 and Power 2Go 6.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 13.5-inches.

Depth: 9.5-inches.

Height: 1.25-inches.

Weight: 5 lbs.

Battery:

ASUS U43F-BBA7  comes with one standard 6-cell Lithium-ion battery. This battery pack offers 7 hours and ten minutes unplugged power for the notebook.

Additional Ports:

ASUS U43F-BBA7 comes with one 5-in-1 Card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

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