The Asus machine comes with an enticing design and good gaming rating helped by its nVidia 400. It offers a pretty productive battery life but its keyboard is a letdown as is its slight built that gives a mulnourished appeal.
The machine uses a 2.53GHz intel core i3 350M processor bundled with nVidia GeForce GT 425m graphic card that provide much of the machine’s mussle. It also comes with an integrated four giga byte memory that can be improved to a collosal eight giga byte capacity for maximum productivity. The device comes with Operating System 64 -bit Windows 7 Home Premium Edition that puts it a cut above some of its peers that have do with the Windows Starter Edition. Your package will come with a DVD -RW drive and an in -built 0.3 mega pixel webcam and a pretty -potent 500 GB hard drive.
The assortment catalogue includes three USB 2 ports, VGA -out, head -phone jacks, ethernet jack, micro -phone jack, HDMI -out and a multi -in- one card reader. It also comes with a 1366 -by- 768 pixel maximum resolution that comfronts glare and provides superb viewing that does not suffer even in glorious sun shine. The Asus U41JF guarantees a top draw performance of streaming videos and graphics games. Its six -cell highly rated battery runs the clock rugged with its top notch seven hours time that can rival many in the market. The keyboard is quite and nice to type on, but its bend at the centre when working is a disappointment. The touch pad is quite responsive and comfortable to work on.
The machine fails with its bad viewing angle and its Altec Lansing speakers are not likely to appeal to your high volume needs, nor will its lack of a vitally important Blue -ray drive. The device puts up a decent showing with a score of 107 on the WorldBench 6 Test that is a tad better than the score achieved by the top -rated HP Envy 14, but it is -well beaten by the second -rated Asus N53sv which aced it with 126.
The machine struggles to deal with the “cheap” tag that is not helped by its chiclet -style keyboard that will not earn it many friends. It prides itself with its power, portability and fancy graphics. The price tag of 830 US dollars will not help it rub off the cheap tag. All in all the machine will have to assure the market and is unlikely to come up tops if put into a direct combat with the 840 dollar Gateway ID49C13U.