Pros

  • Convenient buttons/switches
  • Supports three external screens

Cons

  • Kind of bulky
  • Only three USB ports

At A Glance

Asus's B43J notebook has a lot of neat little touches that help it stand out in a boring crowd.

Manufacturer’s Description

ASUS B Series notebooks are designed specially for small to medium-sized businesses. With the B53 and B43 Notebooks, ASUS prides itself on providing quality-tested technologies and innovative business solutions.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number B43J-A1B
Battery Information
Battery Capacity 4400 mAh
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 2
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort 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
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 512 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part Number B43J-A1B
UPC Code 884840709213
Brand Name Asus
Product Name B43J-A1B Notebook
Marketing Information

ASUS B Series notebooks are designed specially for small to medium-sized businesses. With the B53 and B43 Notebooks, ASUS prides itself on providing quality-tested technologies and innovative business solutions.

Product Model B43J-A1B
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series B43J
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • B43J-A1B Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • XP Pro Driver CD
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11n
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.1
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.4"
    Width 13.8"
    Depth 9.6"
    Weight (Approximate) 87.52 oz
    Color Black
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Finger Print Reader Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core i5
    Processor Model i5-560M
    Processor Speed 2.66 GHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model QM57 Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows 7 Professional
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard

    Performance

    Overall Performance
    WorldBench 6 Score 114.0
    Battery
    Battery Life 3:03   (hh:mm)
    Office Productivity
    Web Browsing 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Office Suite Use 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
    File Compression 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Content Creation
    Image Editing 353.0   seconds (lower is better)
    GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
    CPU Graphics Rendering 395.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Encoding 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
    DVD Burning 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Video Editing 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
    Power Usage
    Idle power usage 23.1   Watts
    Sleep power usage 1.1   Watt hours
    Off power usage 0.6   Watt hours
    Gaming
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 45.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 47.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 36.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 35.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 20.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 15.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 41.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 32.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 13.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 52.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 39.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 311.0