The Asus U43F-BBA5 features an Intel Core i5 processor, a 14-inch LED backlit display, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 640GB hard drive, and Intel Wireless Display technology. These features come together to form a very stylish, powerful notebook option for college students.
This is a premium notebook because it contains one of the latest Intel processors, DDR3 RAM, and Intel Wireless Display technology. Combining these features with the 640GB hard drive and Intel UMA graphics, the Asus U43F-BBA5 could handle most tasks that students may need it for. All basic functionality should work fine, as well as light gaming and photo editing. However, this is by no means a gaming notebook. Modern games with high frame rates may appear choppy or pixellated on the Asus U43F-BBA5, due to the integrated graphics processor. In order to play these games, you may need to turn the game quality settings down.
In order for the Asus U43F-BBA5 to be able to have Intel Wireless Display technology, it has to have Intel integrated graphics. Though Intel Wireless Display is a handy way to stream content to your HDTV without wires, the integrated graphics may be one of the notebook’s only downfalls. If you don’t really care too much for Intel Wireless Display technology and have an extra $150, Best Buy also offers the Asus U43JC-BBA7, which offers the same look and many of the same features. The main difference is that it adds a discrete graphics processor from NVIDIA. This makes the Asus U43JC-BBA7 better at handling modern gaming and other graphic intensive software.
Asus U43F-BBA5 From Best Buy Detailed Specs:
|Operating system||Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit|
|Processor / Graphics||Intel® Coreâ„¢ i5-450M mobile processor
Intel® UMA graphics
|Memory||4 GB DDR3 RAM|
|Hard drive||640 GB HDD 5400 rpm|
|Display / Resolution||14″ LED-backlit high-definition widescreen display|
|Removable Storage||Double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW|
|Input Devices||Full-size keyboard, touchpad|
|Power||8-cell battery for up to 5 hours and 10 minutes of battery life|
|Memory card reader||5-in-1|
|Ports||Headphone/speaker/line-out jack, Microphone-in jack, DC-in jack for AC adapter, Ethernet, 3 USB 2.0|
|Audio||Altec Lansing speakers|
|Dimension||13.5 in x 1.3 in x 9.5 in|
|Warranty||1-Yr Parts and Labor|