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Asus U33JC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and keyboard. The screen and battery also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the resolution, and there are some mixed views about the build quality.

design, battery, screen, keyboard, portability

resolution

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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Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

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Review Asus U33JC Bamboo Notebook

 

Ecotainment“. The Asus U33JC from the "Bamboo Collection" attemp

High-end materials and workmanship; Good application performance; Long battery life; Hybrid graphics; HDMI and USB 3.0

Poor display; Sound quality; Poor scope of delivery

All multimedia notebooks with a 13.3 inch screen and the latest Intel processors. Amongst these, for example, Dell's Vostro 3300 with Intel's Core i5-450M and Intel's GMA graphics and HP's Pavilion dv3-2390eg with Intel's Core i5-450M and dedicated ATI...

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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.

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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 durable...

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

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

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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 with the introduction of its U Bamboo Series. The company's newest 13-inch U33Jc is covered...

Stunning bamboo-clad design ; Great combo of performance and graphics ; Over five hours of battery life

Cheap feeling keyboard ; Thicker than other 13-inch laptops ; No optical drive

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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...

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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.

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

 

Now we have the ASUS U series Bamboo laptops, which try to class up the market by adding real bamboo to the lid and palmrest. The U33JC is the smallest of the family, and it feels familiar – the price, overall design and hardware is reminiscent of ASUS...

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Asus' bamboo-infused U33Jc 13-inch notebook

 

The PC industry has committed a great many crimes against fashion and design. For years, PCs were little more than bland, beige boxes with all the aesthetic appeal of a mid-80s K-Car. Almost entirely devoid of distinctiveness, these so-called clones...

Warning: car analogy ahead. But I can't resist, because the dashboard of a Jaguar is the first thing that pops into my mind when I look at Asus' U33Jc novel blend of brushed metal and mahogany-stained bamboo. This wouldn't be an original design...

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Asus U33Jc-A1 Bamboo

 

Good looks, strong benchmark scores, and Nvidia Optimus technology make this bargain-buy ultraportable a standout for home and small-business users alike.

Nvidia Optimus graphics; affordable; excellent overall performance for its class; unique design

Mediocre gaming at native resolution; ventilation fan gets hot; poor Webcam; no mobile-broadband option

The high-performance, feature-rich Asus U33Jc-A1 Bamboo is, hands down, the best ultraportable $1,000 can buy. Our biggest quibble is the battery life, which could be a deal-breaker for frequent travelers. You can choose longer-lasting ultraportables,...

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Asus U33Jc-A1 (bamboo)

 

i agree with the general statements made by cnet, but i just would like to point out that schwimann's negative response was likely due to the fact that he/she did not RTFM. to make WiDi work, you just need to turn off the NVIDIA GPU. that's all.

fast and beautiful

no dvd drive

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310M

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM55
Processor:CORE I5
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:I5-430M / I5-460M / I5-480M
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