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ASUS U53Jc-A1 15.6" Notebook Computer (Bamboo)

B&H # ASU53JCA1 Mfr # U53JC-A1
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Product Highlights
  • 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-450M Dual-Core
  • 4GB (2x2GB) RAM
  • 640GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • nVIDIA/Intel Hybrid Graphics
  • 15.6" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • Integrated Webcam and Microphone
  • Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 6.4 lb

The U53Jc-A1 15.6" Notebook Computer from ASUS is a compact notebook computer with a striking bamboo and aluminum chassis. The system balances the organic and the inorganic in its design, creating a juxtaposition that is both unique and stylish.

The system's 8-cell battery keeps the notebook running for up to 10.5 hours between charges. Graphics are handled by an nVIDIA/Intel hybrid system. The computer uses a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce 310M GPU with 1GB of memory when performance is required. It switches to an integrated Intel GMA HD GPU during normal operation, helping to extend battery life.

The computer supports Intel's Wireless Display technology, which allows you to connect to an HDTV wirelessly. You'll need the optional Netgear Push2TV accessory to utilize this technology. For wired connectivity to an HDTV, the notebook features an HDMI output.

The computer is powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-450M CPU, which can be overclocked to 2.66GHz thanks to Intel Turbo Boost. It boasts 4GB of RAM, a 640GB 5400rpm hard drive, Bluetooth, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and an integrated webcam. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

The Beauty of Design
Protecting nature is a joint effort that unites us all, but it doesn't have to exclude innovative design, memorable style and powerful computing potential. With a U Series Bamboo Collection notebook, you can do your part for the environment without compromising cutting edge computing and stylish mobility. It's the natural choice, really.

If you're both fashion and eco conscious, the U Series Bamboo Collection was made for you. Each notebook sports a smoky brown bamboo exterior that's not overly treated so as to retain its organic look, properties and tactility -- creating a personal journey for person and machine as the wood matures and changes with time. The natural bamboo is juxtaposed with sleek, brushed aluminum interior surfaces and a seamless chiclet keyboard that is as comfortable to use as it is great to look at. These smart design decisions add up to a notebook that's very light, making it easy for you to become an ambassador of good taste and environmental responsibility.

Bamboo was picked not just for its fetching looks -- it was chosen after research identified it as a quickly-replenishing resource whose utilization has almost no impact on the environment. Bamboo also has a tensile strength that rivals that of steel, making it a perfect substitute for plastic. The product packaging is equally eco-friendly, made of 100% natural and recyclable bamboo pulp and non-woven packing cloth
The Beauty of Performance
U Series Bamboo Collection notebooks are as brainy as they are beautiful. ASUS' exclusive Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) monitors processing loads and delivers the exact amount of power suited to the task at hand. Energy efficiency is further bolstered by nVIDIA Optimus technology that switches between high end discrete graphics and normal integrated visuals, depending on system usage. These two intelligent technologies combine to conserve not just our planet, but also the notebook's battery -- prolonging usability while lowering energy consumption.

U Series Bamboo Collection notebooks also feature Syncables technology that enables effortless syncing with a plethora of devices, including desktop PCs, other notebooks, smartphones and digital cameras. This makes it easy to share files, backup data and access collections quickly. Intelligent syncing allows you to get more done using one light notebook as your nexus -- invariably reducing the overall energy footprint as less equipment needs to be powered on at the same time.

USB 3.0 is another new addition to the range, enabling data transfers that are up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is fully backward compatible, so you can be assured that all of your existing USB devices can still be used. And while transferring massive content and large files in mere seconds is a plus, USB 3.0 is also good for the environment, since it charges devices much faster than USB 2.0, requiring less power to do so
The Beauty of Sight and Sound
The U Series Bamboo Collection is designed to deliver a stunning audio-visual experience. The vibrant and crisp LCD panel comes with a Zero Bright-Dot guarantee, providing peace of mind against dead pixels, while ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology automatically tweaks colors, sharpness and other visual parameters to ensure the best experience regardless of the content being viewed. The superb visuals are matched by the notebook's pristine and accurate audio delivery, thanks to high fidelity SRS Premium Surround Sound
ASUS Warranty
ASUS's superlative warranty features a full year of accidental damage from handling coverage, a 30-day zero bright dot pixel guarantee, and 2 years of global coverage with free overnight shipping and 24x7 technical support
Performance
Processor 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-450M
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 4.8GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4 GB (2x2 GB )
Capacity: 4 GB
Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dedicated ; Intel GMA HD 
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 15.6"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Secondary Display
Storage
Optical Drive Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 2x USB 2.0 (A)
1x USB 3.0 (A)
Display 1x VGA
1x HDMI
Audio  Integrated Stereo Speakers (Altec Lansing)
Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Expansion Slots None
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
1x xD-Picture Card
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes
Webcam Yes
2MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security None
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Pitch: 19mm
Features: Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 8-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 10.5 Hours per Charge (5600mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Consumption: 90W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.4 x 1.3 x 10.4" / 39.1 x 3.3 x 26.4 cm
Weight 6.4 lb / 2.90 kg
ASUS U53Jc-A1 15.6" Notebook Computer (Bamboo)
  • AC Adapter
  • 8-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Software Bundle
    • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    • ASUS Win Flash for BIOS and Drive Live Update
    • ASUS CopyProtect
    • ASUS SmartLogon
    • ASUS Net4Switch
    • ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid
    • ASUS Live Update
    • ASUS Multi-Frame
    • ASUS NB Probe+
    • ASUS Life Frame 3
    • ASUS Wireless Console
    • ASUS Data Security Management (ADSM)
    • Virtual Camera
    • ASUS Splendid
    • ASUS ExpressGate
    • ASUS Screen Saver
    • Fancy Start
    • AI Recovery
    • ControlDeck
    • Syncables Desktop
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0
    • Power2Go
    • Trend Micro Internet Security 2010 (60-day Trial)
    • Microsoft Office 2007 (60-day Trial)
  • 1-Year Accidental Damage Protection
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    5.0

    Best on the East or the West

    By Mike

    from Alhambra, Ca

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    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • Powerful

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        Comments about ASUS U53Jc-A1 15.6" Notebook Computer (Bamboo):

        I use this for Business and the look is awesome. I have purchased alot of computers over the years, but this computer for the money is hands down the best. I was a Dell buyer for years but this laptop has million dollar looks and all the features you'll need. The only bad thing is that the demand is high and you may have to wait. Best in the EAST OR WEST. B and H is awesome to. The right place to buy!!!!

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