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Asus U33JC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Asus U33JC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The portability and design are also appreciated. Many are negative about the image quality, while the reliability and size get mixed reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U33JC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus U33JC Bamboo Notebook

 

„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...

High-end materials and workmanship, Good application performance, Long battery life, Hybrid graphics, HDMI and USB 3.0, The elegant design and applied materials (bamboo and brushed aluminum), just like the latest USB 3.0 port

Poor display, Sound quality, Poor scope of delivery, A matt display so that the U33 really lives up to its claim on mobility

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Alex Wawro (pcworld.com)

Asus U33Jc

 

We've long known the inconvenient truth about the negative toll our tech-obsessed society takes on the environment, but Asus makes being green easy with its new U Series Bamboo Collection of laptops featuring hybrid bamboo/aluminum chassis. The...

Lightweight design with great battery life ; nVidia Optimus auto-switching graphics

Terrible Webcam ; Dim screen with poor viewing angles

If you need a lightweight ultraportable laptop that can handle various tasks, the Asus U33Jc is a great choice.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS U33JC Bamboo Review

 

ASUS is no stranger when it comes to innovative laptop design, and the new 13-inch ASUS U33JC-A1 is the latest addition to the company's attractive "Bamboo series." Yes, when we say "Bamboo" we mean this notebook is covered in wood protected by a...

Webcam privacy switch ; USB 3.0 and Wireless Display technology ; Good battery life

Average performance ; Weak (mushy) keyboard ; Lots of bloatware preinstalled

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus U33Jc-A1

 

The Asus U33Jc-A1 is an elegant bamboo-clad laptop that's eco-friendly, and durable, but is it worth the $100 premium over the U30Jc-A1?

Well-executed, elegant bamboo design. Fastest Core i3 processor yet. Two GPUs built-in. 500GB hard drive. Intel's WiDi present.

Cursor jumps from time to time. Heat detectable in the base. Nvidia GPU didn't reach its full potential. Missing optical drive might be a deal breaker for some.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

ASUS U33Jc-A1 Bamboo series review

 

Pandas, East Asia, wood. Nope, "laptop" hasn't ever been on the list of words we typically associate with "bamboo," but ASUS sure has us willing to tack it on...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

ASUS U33Jc

 

Not since the introduction of the unibody MacBook Pro have we been this excited about a notebook's design. Sure, we've seen our fair share of cool patterns, textures, and lighting effects during the past couple of years, but the ASUS U33Jc is...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus U33Jc-A1 (bamboo) review

 

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. There's nothing wrong with that, but there's certainly room for some creativity around the margins,...

Beautiful bamboo design; includes USB 3.0; Intel Wireless Display; switchable discrete graphics.

No optical drive; Intel Wireless Display and Nvidia GPU can't be used at the same time.

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.

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Asus U33Jc-A1

 

A one-of-a-kind bamboo design, long battery life, and Optimus graphics make this 13-inch notebook a very good value.

The ASUS U33Jc is easily one of the best-looking notebooks of the year, and the company packs the lush bamboo design with strong overall performance and long battery life. The only thing keeping the laptop from earning an Editors' Choice award is that...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Asus U33Jc-1A

 

Asus is also quite fond of the chiclet-style keyboards. The full size keyboard in the U33Jc-A1 lacks the backlit function of the MacBook Pro, and while the touchpad and mouse buttons looked exquisite in bamboo, the cursor jumped from time to time. You...

Well-executed, elegant bamboo design. Fastest Core i3 processor yet. Two GPUs built-in. 500GB hard drive. Intel's WiDi present

Cursor jumps from time to time. Heat detectable in the base. Nvidia GPU didn't reach its full potential. Missing optical drive might be a deal breaker for some

The Asus U33Jc-A1 is a mainstream laptop made out of bamboo, packed with an Intel Core i3 processor and Nvidia's Optimus technology.

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

ASUS U33JC Core i3 13-in Bamboo Notebook Review – ASUS Gets Classy

 

Laptop design is sometimes a very stagnant field. The basic construction of a laptop chassis has been the same for years – plastic body clad in plastic parts with a plastic lid. Recently we've had aluminum dashed here and there, but any other material,...

Nov, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SRS / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5600
Battery performance:4400 / 5600
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front camera:Y

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.47 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / No

Other Features

Audio system:SRS / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:TFT
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.933
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-370M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43537 / 49020 / 49022 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.13
Height (front):0.583
Height (rear):1.22
Weight:3.97 / 4.19
Width:12.9