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Michael Knutson
07-12-2010, 03:30 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/new-asus-environmental-bamboo-laptops' target='_blank'>http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/new-a...-bamboo-laptops</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Asus have just released some of the most unique looking laptops you will ever see, with more of their acclaimed Bamboo series. The Asus U43F-BBA5 and Asus U43JC-BBA7 are two members of the growing Bamboo series, which was first realised a couple of years ago and is still being extended in 2010."</em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/lpt/auto/1278901039.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p><em>image source: Asus</em></p><p>Can a laptop be too retro? Asus' newly refreshed Bamboo series offers two new versions that may (or may not) resonate with North American buyers. Processors offered include a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, and an option for TurboBoost, along with Intel Integrated Graphics on the U43F-BBA5, or Nvidia GeForce 310M 1GB with Optimus technology and integrated Intel GPU.</p><p>Some software differences exist between the two models, but similarities include: a 14-inch LED display at 1366x768 resolution; 320GB/500GB SATA HD; 4GB DDR3 RAM; webcam; 802.11b/g/n; an 8-cell battery with "Super Hybrid Engine" technology estimated to provide about five (5) hours ten (10) minutes usage; the usual complement of ports; dual layer optical drive; and Windows 7 Premium 64-bit. Unfortunately there does not appear to be an option for keyboard backlighting.</p><p>These 1.25-inch thick, 5.1-pound laptops are available online from Best Buy in North America (but currently on backorder) for $949 and $999 respectively.</p>