By >Akihabara News Team
ASUS U43JC, U43F Bamboo-covered laptops available under $1000
As we mentioned on our news ASUS’s Bamboo Covered U6V Notebook for Korean Geeks over a year ago, ASUS actually had showed their intention to offer notebooks with Bamboo cases in 2007 (with EcoBook concept) to be eventually followed by the launch of the U6Vmodel with Core 2 Duo T9400, GeForce 9300M GS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/, Blu-ray drive and HDMI Out but available only in few countries (Japan not included). And at the beginning of this year, they unveiled their latest U Series Bamboo Collection at CES 2010.
Now we have two models from that collection, the U43JC and U43F both sporting a 14″ LED-backlit screen, Core i5-450M processor, 640GB HDD (5400 rpm), 4GB DDR3 memory, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit OS pre-installed, and facial recognition technology. The main difference is U43JC packs a NVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics with Optimus GPU coming with a price tag of $999.99, whereas U43F packing Intel UMA graphics and coming for $949.99.