Pros

  • Nice graphics card
  • Thin screen

Cons

  • Feels cheap
  • Looks cheap

At A Glance

The U41JF performs pretty well for its category, but the case looks and feels cheap.

Manufacturer’s Description

With its supercharged performance, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine boosts the U41JF notebook performance up to 15 percent in demanding tasks, thanks to its dynamic overclocking technology. It's not simply about cranking up the CPU though, ASUS engineers have specifically tuned several system-wide values to optimise the performance gains for the energy used, and Super Hybrid Engine is designed to work specifically on Intel Core i3, i5 mobility processors! The Super Hybrid Engine boosts performance only when required by CPU-intensive tasks, like games and high definition movies, without sacrificing any stability and reliability.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number U41JF-A1
Battery Information
Battery Capacity 5600 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 10 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
VGA Yes
eSATA Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Switchable Graphics Yes
Graphics Controller Manufacturer NVIDIA, Intel
Graphics Controller Model Graphics Media Accelerator HD
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 1 GB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part Number U41JF-A1
UPC Code 884840751854
Brand Name Asus
Product Name U41JF-A1 Notebook
Marketing Information

With its supercharged performance, the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine boosts the U41JF notebook performance up to 15 percent in demanding tasks, thanks to its dynamic overclocking technology. It's not simply about cranking up the CPU though, ASUS engineers have specifically tuned several system-wide values to optimise the performance gains for the energy used, and Super Hybrid Engine is designed to work specifically on Intel Core i3, i5 mobility processors! The Super Hybrid Engine boosts performance only when required by CPU-intensive tasks, like games and high definition movies, without sacrificing any stability and reliability.

Product Model U41JF-A1
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series U41
Memory
Memory Card Supported Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • U41JF-A1 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.1"
Width 13.5"
Depth 10.0"
Weight (Approximate) 73.92 oz
Color Silver
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-380M
Processor Speed 2.53 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM55 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 107.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:57   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 190.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 374.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 477.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 373.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 16.9   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.5   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.7   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 105.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 92.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 72.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 66.54   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 38.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 31.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 57.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 50.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 41.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 89.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 80.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 326.0