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Asus B43S
6.7 out of 10

Asus B43S

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Great Deal: $1,003.36

Reviews and Problems with Asus B43S

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Andrey B., Newegg
7 September 2014
  • Pros: - Reliable - High performance - Good support
  • Cons: Mic could be better
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid choice

Michael M., Newegg
14 May 2013
  • Summary: I've had zero issues with this laptop since I bought it. First thing I did was upgrade the ram to 8gb since I do a lot of photo editing and I wanted it to run as quickly as possible.
  • Pros: -Solid performance -Build quality -Finger print scanner -Well-spaced keyboard -Decent price
  • Cons: -No number pad
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Overall 2
2.0

Still frustrated

Kirk G., Newegg
5 May 2013
  • Summary: As stated in my earlier review, this computer has been a complete waste of money. I emailed the Asus representative who responded to my earlier review, and got no response whatsoever. It has now been returned for service twice more since my earlier review.
  • Pros: Styling, warranty, rugged build, overall very nice package.
  • Cons: Has been a real problem. Asus warranty service has been very disappointing also.
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Overall 10
10

best notebook i've ever used

Randy G., Newegg
24 March 2013
  • Pros: Pros: This system is very affordable and i upgraded the RAM to 8GB at the time of purchase. RAM was very easy to install and very inexpensive. The notebook is dockable so i purchased a docking bay and use as a gaming system at home. I have had absolutely no problems with this ASUS B43, its got a ...
  • Cons: It wasn't given to me, I had to purchase it.
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Overall 10
10

Good Business/Student Laptop

James M., Newegg
10 March 2013
  • Summary: Besides the wireless issue with the wireless, I've had no complaints. The other reviews here about this laptop kind of scared me, but I haven't experienced anything like they have. Which makes me think they got unlucky and got lemons.
  • Pros: -Compact -Nice finish, nice look -Good CPU -Good for a business and/or student looking for a budget laptop -Sound works just fine (In response to one of the the previous reviews here) -No overheating problems (In response to one of the previous replys here, he must have gotten a lemon)
  • Cons: -Had an issue with the wireless internet. Wired internet worked just fine and other wireless devices in my house worked fine, but this thing just did not want to work when wireless. network connections would say I was connected to my home network, but internet just didn't work. Eventually after a...
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Overall 2
2.0

Overlooked the Asus sound issues on the internet...

Scott T., Newegg
4 March 2013
  • Summary: I was really surprised by how easy it was to contact Asus technical support. Notebook has obvious hardware issue - no software or driver solution. Newegg was very expedient on setting up an RMA.
  • Pros: Price point versus performance, styling, battery life (though it accomplishes it by downgrading the GPU to Intel HD)
  • Cons: Defective internal speakers - works fine with headphones/external speakers. Detects insertion and removal of jack just fine. Just no sound from internal speakers.
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Overall 2
2.0

Frustrated

Kirk G., Newegg
1 March 2013
  • Summary: The machine has been in for service with 3 RMAs so far and likely going in for it's fourth(about 10 months of ownership). All for the same reason: unexplainable lockups, freezes, and reboots.
  • Pros: Simple styling. Matte screen. Long warranty. Long Lasting Battery. Built to last. Nice keyboard action. Wifi good. Touchpad good.
  • Cons: The biggest waste of money in computers that I have ever spent. And I've bought some lousy stuff in my time. This machine is primarily for my wife's usage. And her use is quite light, mostly word, excel, and web. She does not game, multitask, or do anything very heavy with it. My only explanation...
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Overall 10
10

Nice Notebook by ASUS

Jason C., Newegg
1 February 2013
  • Summary: I have it set up plugged into a keyboard, mouse, and monitor so I have not messed with the pad nor connected to internet wirelessly. Will get back on that. Over all it is a SOLID notebook and for this discounted price is a very good choice for those looking for a quality price point of 1K'ish for...
  • Pros: I was in need for a back up laptop for my work and also for mobilty. I also was not ready to move to a Windows 8 yet. I wasn't happy with the reviews with the notebooks that have Windows 7 Home Premium (lots of bloatware)...and the reviews for W-7 Pro were pretty good (clean installs with very li...
  • Cons: The 4GB of RAM limits what this computer can do so I recommend bumping up to 8GB (max for this notebook)...especially since RAM is rediculously cheap now a days. Turn OFF the ASUS auto updates and change to NOTIFY you only....it was getting annoying having the computer auto reboot what seems like...
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