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post Aug 8 2010, 03:54 PM


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Is it worth getting it? Has anyone purchased it already? Care to give any comment?
Planning to get this unit this week with Max ram (8GB)

http://www.evernew.com.my/webshaper/store/...ProductItem=454


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Consider the U35Jc? Unless really like the bamboo laugh.gif
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same specs as Asus U35Jc but RM1K cheaper.. i guess ur paying RM1k for the bamboo smile.gif
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post Aug 8 2010, 04:44 PM


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Unless you consulted Lilian Too or Joey Yap and they said you must have bamboo around you, just get the U35Jc. Asus claims the Bamboo uses 15% less plastic and you will be paying RM1K for using less plastic. smile.gif Note that the bamboo is the same thickness as 3 sheets of paper so it's probably more like a veneer than real bamboo.

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post Aug 8 2010, 06:52 PM


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It just depends on whether you would like to pay more to save the world nod.gif
The U33Jc is more eco-friendly than the normal U35J
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post Aug 8 2010, 06:57 PM


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or to look real special... laugh.gif
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u can custom made it else where. total waste of money this model is
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post Aug 9 2010, 02:57 PM


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Decided to go for ASUS - U33JC-RX067 (Bamboo Collection). I just nego and re-nego with Evernew people and looks like the different is RM750. For RM750 extra is because of limited design (Notebook & mouse), bigger HD capacity, USB 3.0, 4gb ram (Will go for 8gb - Max) and managed to talk down on extra 2 years local warranty (Foc) so that means the notebook is under protection for 4 years (2 years international and 2 years local). All this for extra RM750.

Is it a good deal?
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post Aug 9 2010, 03:06 PM


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design wise, it's really up to personal taste...

anyway, my opinion is:

1) USB3.0 is not the mainstream, so it's pretty useless now, and may not be the mainstream in the future either due to the presence of Light Peak

2) u can get another 1yr of warranty from Asus and make it 3yrs int'l... imho for laptops, 3yrs is more or less there... moreover the 2yrs local warranty u get is provided covered by the shop only... so touch wood if the shop close down, ur that 2yrs of warranty is worthless since u can't claim from Asus...

3) HDD is not really that expensive nowadays... if it's a Seagate Momentus XT then it's a different story.. .tongue.gif

so, conclusion, a no from me...
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post Aug 9 2010, 04:21 PM


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How do you guys extend Asus warranty? I couldn't find any information 1 O____O
If can extend then good lo laugh.gif
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post Aug 9 2010, 04:49 PM


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QUOTE(PF T.J. @ Aug 9 2010, 04:21 PM)
How do you guys extend Asus warranty? I couldn't find any information 1 O____O
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Simple, when u about to purchase new notebook, ask them about the warranty options. Always go for max warranty (If u can afford it). Like my case I will go for the max. I doubt Evernew will closed down. They been in the market more then 7 years. They have reputation to uphold. If it happens then lol. I think within 2 years i sell off my notebook already hehe
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 9 2010, 04:49 PM)
Simple, when u about to purchase new notebook, ask them about the warranty options. Always go for max warranty (If u can afford it). Like my case I will go for the max. I doubt Evernew will closed down. They been in the market more then 7 years. They have reputation to uphold. If it happens then lol. I think within 2 years i sell off my notebook already hehe
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But the warranty extended is not officially from Asus right? O___O
yeah, I always go for the max too but some Asus laptops only offer 1 year international warranty and I think its not secure enough, to me tongue.gif
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post Aug 9 2010, 07:30 PM


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go to Asus support website...

u can extend within the first 30 days of purchase...
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QUOTE(astria @ Aug 9 2010, 07:30 PM)
go to Asus support website...

u can extend within the first 30 days of purchase...
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Okie, will check it out, thanks bro notworthy.gif
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post Aug 10 2010, 10:29 AM


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QUOTE(astria @ Aug 9 2010, 07:30 PM)
go to Asus support website...

u can extend within the first 30 days of purchase...
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Bro, just to check with you, if I do this meaning 3 years international warranty and 2 years local. Sweet
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post Aug 10 2010, 10:31 AM


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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 10 2010, 10:29 AM)
Bro, just to check with you, if I do this meaning 3 years international warranty and 2 years local. Sweet
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that u'll ve to check with Evernew when their own warranty starts...

if u ask me, 5yrs warranty on a non-business laptop is way overkill... fact is, by the 2nd yr, u'll probably start thinking abt getting a new one...
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post Aug 10 2010, 10:42 AM


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QUOTE(astria @ Aug 10 2010, 10:31 AM)
that u'll ve to check with Evernew when their own warranty starts...

if u ask me, 5yrs warranty on a non-business laptop is way overkill... fact is, by the 2nd yr, u'll probably start thinking abt getting a new one...
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Lol, I fully agreed with you bro. My current Asus F6A has 1 year warranty with Evernew. I selling it now for RM1k. Still seeking for buyer lol. I have to agreed with you lah bro. I think adding RM188 is totally unnecessary. But how to extent the international warranty? Have to become member first or key in the serial number?
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post Aug 10 2010, 10:46 AM


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QUOTE(astria @ Aug 10 2010, 10:31 AM)
that u'll ve to check with Evernew when their own warranty starts...

if u ask me, 5yrs warranty on a non-business laptop is way overkill... fact is, by the 2nd yr, u'll probably start thinking abt getting a new one...
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Make it 3 years haha thumbup.gif
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post Aug 10 2010, 10:52 AM


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QUOTE(PF T.J. @ Aug 9 2010, 08:16 PM)
Okie, will check it out, thanks bro  notworthy.gif
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http://support.asus.com/service/service.aspx?no=328

https://vip.asus.com/faq/member_faq_us.htm#extend


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QUOTE(astria @ Aug 9 2010, 07:30 PM)
go to Asus support website...

u can extend within the first 30 days of purchase...
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Just check with Asus support. we have to pay RM320 or RM360 (Can't recall correctly) for 1 year extension. Payment have to be made at (Kuala Lumpur)
G-2,Ground Floor,IT@SPS,Wisma SPS,Jalan Imbi 55100, Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia. An official receipt will be released and then only will be official 1 year extension.

http://support.asus.com/contact/contact.aspx?SLanguage=en-us


Added on August 11, 2010, 7:00 amThis Friday is my judgment day. To get or not to get the U33JC. Any strong advise for me to against it?


Added on August 12, 2010, 6:53 amGetting it tomorrow. U33JC or U35JC hummmmmmmmm

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post Aug 18 2010, 09:08 AM


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As with any organic product, these patterns and textures may change with time. These are due to the natural characteristics of bamboo and do not indicate a defective material.
so think again...
Info from ASUS official web.
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post Aug 19 2010, 01:03 AM


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Problem solved. I bought U33JC already. So far pretty impressive aside design wise. So thank you for everything you guys notworthy.gif

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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 01:03 AM)
Problem solved. I bought U33JC already. So far pretty impressive aside design wise. So thank you for everything you guys  notworthy.gif
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Grats on the purchase drool.gif
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post Aug 19 2010, 01:11 PM


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QUOTE(PF T.J. @ Aug 19 2010, 12:37 PM)
Grats on the purchase  drool.gif
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Hehehe tqtqtq. I sleeping beside my notebook last 2 days. Put a blanket on my notebook in case it got cool tongue.gif
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 01:11 PM)
Hehehe tqtqtq. I sleeping beside my notebook last 2 days. Put a blanket on my notebook in case it got cool  tongue.gif
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did u take out the plastic cover the Lcd? if yes, u no love ur laptop. my plastic still sticking on the LCD whistling.gif
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QUOTE(gogo2 @ Aug 19 2010, 01:12 PM)
did u take out the plastic cover the Lcd? if yes, u no love ur laptop. my plastic still sticking on the LCD  whistling.gif
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I took out all kind of plastic attach to my nb already. Look more stylish and elegant drool.gif . But this nb attract dusk lor. I so freaking out everyday have to wipe it cry.gif . That's y i pun blanket tongue.gif
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 01:11 PM)
Hehehe tqtqtq. I sleeping beside my notebook last 2 days. Put a blanket on my notebook in case it got cool  tongue.gif
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Not a good idea, later roll onto the laptop during sleep ar haha laugh.gif
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QUOTE(PF T.J. @ Aug 19 2010, 01:18 PM)
Not a good idea, later roll onto the laptop during sleep ar haha  laugh.gif
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Wahhh cry.gif . And I will find bamboo tree and redo lor nod.gif . If cannot then Mr Asus have to help me out lor rclxms.gif .

Btw, fyi if anyone out there getting bamboo version max ram u can go is 4gb only. If u go for 8gb your nb will occasionally restart by itself and blue screen will sometimes appear. Not only that, no refund on your ram. Was a waste. This incident happen to one malay couple (both bamboo and both 8gb and both same issue sweat.gif ) What a waste of RM2k for 8gb ram sweat.gif sweat.gif sweat.gif . Problem solved when Evernew technician took out 4gb (1 slot) all back to normal. Lucky me sweat.gif

Last advise please install win7 32-bit and big no no to win7 64-bit. 64-bit really pisses me off. Most of the software can't use DEMMM IT cry.gif
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 01:33 PM)
Wahhh  cry.gif . And I will find bamboo tree and redo lor  nod.gif . If cannot then Mr Asus have to help me out lor  rclxms.gif .

Btw, fyi if anyone out there getting bamboo version max ram u can go is 4gb only. If u go for 8gb your nb will occasionally restart by itself and blue screen will sometimes appear. Not only that, no refund on your ram. Was a waste. This incident happen to one malay couple (both bamboo and both 8gb and both same issue  sweat.gif ) What a waste of RM2k for 8gb ram  sweat.gif  sweat.gif  sweat.gif . Problem solved when Evernew technician took out 4gb (1 slot) all back to normal. Lucky me  sweat.gif

Last advise please install win7 32-bit and big no no to win7 64-bit. 64-bit really pisses me off. Most of the software can't use DEMMM IT  cry.gif
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No la... Win7 64bit is the best... its because I dun use old software..hahahaha

Just throw away all old software la... use the new compatible one...

if the software not support win7 64 bit, it just mean the software development is dead. WHy u still want to use it?
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QUOTE(gogo2 @ Aug 19 2010, 01:38 PM)
No la... Win7 64bit is the best... its because I dun use old software..hahahaha

Just throw away all old software la... use the new compatible one...

if the software not support win7 64 bit, it just mean the software development is dead. WHy u still want to use it?
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Actually, i got a lot of old games (classic) are my favorite. Now all of then cannot play vmad.gif . I feel like killing everyone here vmad.gif mad.gif
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 01:53 PM)
Actually, i got a lot of old games (classic) are my favorite. Now all of then cannot play  vmad.gif . I feel like killing everyone here  vmad.gif  mad.gif
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upgrade ur Win7 to professional or ultimate edition. Then use XP emulation to play....

is the old game original one?
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QUOTE(gogo2 @ Aug 19 2010, 02:09 PM)
upgrade ur Win7 to professional or ultimate edition. Then use XP emulation to play....

is the old game original one?
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Say no to original LOL. Jack spero lor hehe.
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 02:17 PM)
Say no to original LOL. Jack spero lor hehe.
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we all play original game here la... all release update to install in win7 64bit...

so pls dun advice people to use 32 bit la.. coz all game now in 64 bit,,, misleading people no good la... sweat.gif
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so how's the heat management for a bamboo laptop?

*eh, Encik gogo2 pun ada sini brows.gif
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QUOTE(MIVECburuk @ Aug 19 2010, 02:25 PM)
so how's the heat management for a bamboo laptop?

*eh, Encik gogo2 pun ada sini brows.gif
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For me i take off the battery because I'm using it for days now. Currently into blurays 1080p hehe. Today my 4th day on my notebook. Room with fully aircon. Hardly sun penetrate thru my room lol. Let's see how long this baby can last. My previous Asus F6A can last for 2 months without turning off and managed to sold off RM1500 with 1 year warranty.
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QUOTE(doremon @ Aug 19 2010, 02:34 PM)
For me i take off the battery because I'm using it for days now. Currently into blurays 1080p hehe. Today my 4th day on my notebook. Room with fully aircon. Hardly sun penetrate thru my room lol. Let's see how long this baby can last. My previous Asus F6A can last for 2 months without turning off and managed to sold off RM1500 with 1 year warranty.
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care to share the temp?
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QUOTE(MIVECburuk @ Aug 19 2010, 02:40 PM)
care to share the temp?
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Now at my office. So abit heaty here sweat.gif

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32-bit is not really good since you won't even be able to fully utilize your 4GB RAM ar cry.gif
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