Asus U47

Asus U47

The Asus U47 is one of the many 14-inch laptops with the “Ivy Bridge” Intel processors. The aluminum-cladded U47 with a silver hairline brushed metal finish belongs to the thin-and-light U-series and is a successor of the U46, retaining thin LCD bezel, which makes the laptop sleeker and less clunky looking. Laptop manufacturers like to call this kind of notebooks “14-inchers in 13-inch bodies”. The shape of the 4.36-pound Asus U47 has changed and it ditches hinge-forward design. The screen is covered with reinforced pressure- and damage-resistant glass protecting it, while the isle-style keyboard is embedded into the seamless area around it, rounding this premium notebook system for professionals and entertainment on-the-go. The only complaint here is absence of keyboard backlight.

Asus U47 Keyboard

Besides the 3rd Generation Intel Core processors with two cores in i7, i5, and i3 versions, the Asus U47 sports a built-in optical drive, up to 1TB of hard drive storage, and up to 8GB of RAM. The laptop comes in two variants: the Asus U47A with the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics, and the U47VC with the NVIDIA GeForce G 620M 1GB DDR3 dedicated video card. Graphics is displayed on a 14″ 1366×768 display, with glossy or anti-glare coating, depending on model.

What’s also missing on the U47 is built-in mobile broadband connectivity, which would be a nice feature to complement its on-the-go usability.

We have no info on exact prices, but there are U47A models available for as low as $750. The U47VC is expected to cost more due to the dedicated GPU.


Asus U47 Specifications

  • Display: 14-inch 1366×768 pixels, glossy or anti-glare, covered with protective glass
  • Processor: 3rd Generation dual-core Intel Core i7-3520M (2.9-3.6GHz 4MB cache), i5-3210M (2.5-3.1GHz, 3MB cache), or i3 3310M (?)
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 integrated or Nvidia GeForce G 620M 1GB DDR3 dedicated
  • Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 1,600MHz, two memory slots
  • Storage: Up to 1TB at 5,400rpm or up to 750GB at 7,200rpm
  • Optical Drive: DVD burner
  • Webcam: 0.3MP
  • Audio: Stereo speakers, Realtek Audio
  • Network: 802.11n Wireless, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, optional WiDi (Intel Wireless Display)
  • Input: Chiclet keyboard, no backlight, no numeric pad, multi-touch one-piece trackpad
  • Ports and Slots: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, HDMI, 3-in-1 media card reader
  • Battery: 6-cell 5,200mAh or 5,900mAh
  • Dimensions: 12.9 x 8.86 x 0.98-1.21 inches
  • Weight: 4.36 pounds
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
  • Warranty: 2-year limited international hardware warranty (1-year in select countrires)

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