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ASUS Bamboo U6V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of ASUS Bamboo U6V. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and durability are generally positive. The performance and design are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the screen. Many are critical about the sound and energy efficiency.

portability, design, performance, durability, battery

price, usability, touchpad, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Bamboo U6V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Bamboo U6V

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of ASUS Bamboo U6V from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the size and screen are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo 12.1-Inch Laptop (2.53 GHz Intel T9400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Nvidia 9300M GS Graphics, Vista Business)ASUS U6V-V1-Bamboo 12.1-Inch Laptop (2.53 GHz Intel T9400 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive, Nvidia 9300M GS Graphics, Vista Business)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Asus U6V-2P001E 12.1in Centrino 2 Notebook

 

A fairly classy ultra-portable with a few annoyances but stuffed with features, for those who can afford it.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Asus U6V review

 

A powerful and professional ultraportable, but battery life is flawed

Lightweight yet sturdy build ; Unique styling ; Fine performance ; Vibrant screen

Disappointing battery life

A distinct and powerful ultraportable

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus U6V review

 

If you're looking for a speedy ultraportable laptop without breaking the bank, look no further than the Asus U6V-A1. This Windows Vista Business-based notebook offers up strong performance scores and is a nicely balanced overall system.

All in all, the Asus U6V-A1 is not a bad notebook. For media, its weak speakers prevent it from being a great choice, but if you want a compact notebook that can handle everyday tasks and maybe some light gaming, the U6V makes for a fairly attractive...

Nov, 2008

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus U6V review

 

Asus's U6V is the Centrino 2 version of the U6 ultra-portable laptop. Like the previous models, it's good looking with a tough chassis.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (itreviews.co.uk)

Asus - U6V Bamboo

 

When choosing a notebook computer some people put store on comparing how different machines look. Usually the choices here boil down to selecting between colour schemes, rounded versus non-rounded corners, how the status lights are implemented ...

If you want a notebook that looks very different and claims to have some extra environmental credentials, the U6V Bamboo might tick the boxes for you.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus U6V review

 

All in all, the Asus U6V-A1 is not a bad notebook. For media, its weak speakers prevent it from being a great choice, but if you want a compact notebook that can handle everyday tasks and maybe some light gaming, the U6V makes for a fairly attractive...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Nikolaj Grundtvig (laptop-review.eu)

Asus U6V – Luxury on the go for the professional user

 

We take a look at a new Centrino 2 based laptop from Asus, namely the U6V. This sweet little laptop is aimed at the business segment, particular the traveller who needs unlimited internet access. The U6V is filled to the brim with features and hardware...

Price ; Display ; Cabinet ; Reasonable battery life ; Super Mobility

Display can flex

Oct, 2008

Expert review by (laptops.co.uk)

Asus Bamboo U6V

 

The Asus' new Bamboo Laptop is quite literally as its name suggests is one of the world's first laptops made with an element of nature, instead of the shiny plastic normally used on laptop cases, this latest notebook is presented with laminated bamboo...

Before even considering the features this laptop has, one must first appreciate the attractive and totally unique piece of art that is the encasing of the new Asus notebook. With no two covers the same; it is crafted with both consideration and...

However, at over £1013 - it may be a little bit too much for some. The specifications may be good - but during the credit crunch, we'd expect more people to go for a Lenovo or a Vaio - for the same price or less - and for that reason, it only gets 2

Before even considering the features this laptop has, one must first appreciate the attractive and totally unique piece of art that is the encasing of the new Asus notebook. With no two covers the same; it is crafted with both consideration and...

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS U6 Bamboo (U6V-2P048G)

 

Wooden construction, but plenty of personality

Bamboo panels, built-in optical drive, portable size

Sluggish hard drive, touchpad buttons still need refining, screen has a narrow vertical viewing angle, no FireWire

The wooden panels on the Bamboo actually look good, and its guts are also impressive. It's not a laptop for everyone; it's mostly for people who want to make an impression, and anyone who just really loves wood.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (pcworld.com)

U6V-A1

 

If you're looking for a speedy ultraportable laptop without breaking the bank, look no further than the Asus U6V-A1. This $1649, Windows Vista Business-based notebook offers up strong performance scores and is a nicely balanced overall system.

Soilid performer in WorldBench Second battery bundled

Trackpad is awkward to use Poor sound

All in all, the Asus U6V-A1 is not a bad notebook. For media, its weak speakers prevent it from being a great choice, but if you want a compact notebook that can handle everyday tasks and maybe some light gaming, the U6V makes for a fairly attractive...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

With the organic tactility, refreshing scent and minimalist aesthetics of bamboo lend the ASUS Bamboo series notebook an arresting aura of spirituality, warmth and old world charm that synthetic materials and cold, impersonal metals will struggle to replicate. With every touch, users will be able to feel the difference - the bamboo gives an instant sense of familiarity, just like the sensation one would get from running one's fingertips across furniture. The air of individuality of each piece can be further enhanced by several treatments that yield different colors, or by laser etching distinctive designs onto the ASUS Bamboo series notebook's bamboo-clad cover. The crux of the message borne by the ASUS Bamboo series notebook is that "it's easy being green". Being green is a simple matter of making smart, environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions. Choosing the ASUS Bamboo series notebook - or any of ASUS' notebooks, all of which were designed and manufactured in strict adherence to the same rigorous green policies and standards that governed the development of the ASUS Bamboo series notebook - over less green alternatives, will help to preserve the Earth in no small measure.

Audio

Audio system:Azalia / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Audio system full duplex: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:2400 / 4800
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Design

Colour of product:Brown / Silver
Product colour:Brown / Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:22cm
Height:3.2cm/3.6cm
Weight:1.6kg/1.7kg
Width:30cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:3
Display diagonal:30.7
Display Resolution:1280 x 768 / 1280 x 800
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.25 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G / NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS / NVIDIA GeForce 9400M G
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:2P001E/2P002C/2P015E/2P025C/2P038C/2P048C/2P075C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Bamboo U6V/ASUS U6V/ASUS U6VC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Colour:Bamboo

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSDPA
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Type:Fax / modem/Fax / modem / cellular modem

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/802.11a/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other features

Audio system:Azalia / Dolby Home Theater / HD / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Display:LCD
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:MDC
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n/a / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n / Intel WiMAX/WiFi Link 5100 / WLAN 802.11a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type III
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.7 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:16 / 19
AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Motherboard chipset:Intel PM45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:P8400 / P8600 / T9400
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T5800/T9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:35562 / 35568 / 35569 / P8600
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nNorton Internet Security 2008 \nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 \nPower2Go / Norton Internet Security 2008 \nAdobe Acrobat Reader 8.0 \nPower2Go
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Pre-installed software:Office Ready

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:miniSD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5400
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 9300M G/NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22
Height :2.53 / 2.79 / 3.16 / 3.2 / 3.6
Height (front):2.53 / 2.79 / 25.3
Height (rear):3.16 / 3.6 / 31.6
Weight:1.46 / 1.57 / 1.6 / 1.65
Width:30