Asus B43E is an entry-level business laptop with a rather chunky chassis. The brushed aluminum suffers offers a characteristic commonly found on mid-range and high-end models. For some, its impressive variety of ports is a good enough reason to rejoice, there are five USB 3.0 ports, SmartCard, ExpressCard34, eSATA, DisplayPort and a docking interface.
Security-conscious users will be happy to know that they also get fingerprint reader and TPM module. At nearly 2.5 kilograms, the Asus B43E is a bit heavy as other entry level business laptops usually weigh slightly above 2 kilograms. The Seagate Momentus ST9500325AS 500GB hard drive comes with Drop Sensor feature, which protects it against the fall. But it should be noted that the sensor needs a drop height of more than one meter to secure the hard drive heads.
The chiclet keyboard offers good pressure point and clear stroke distance, while its typing noise is generally unnoticeable in any office setting. Other important details of Asus B43E are 14” WXGA display and Intel Core i3 3250M processor.