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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. People are impressed by the battery and durability. The performance and design also get good views. The sound and energy efficiency get negative opinions, and there are some mixed comments about the screen.

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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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

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

Sep, 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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display (Projector)

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

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

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

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)
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 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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T5800/T9400
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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

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