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Asus U36JC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 reviews of Asus U36JC. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and battery. The portability and design are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, design, portability, battery, keyboard

screen, price, sound, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus U36JC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Asus U36JC review

 

One of the best ultra-portable laptops we've seen in quite some time

Lightweight ; Long-lasting battery ; Excellent build quality ; Powerful processor and large memory ; Images appear clear

Yellow tint to the display ; Not the strongest graphics chip ; No DVD drive

For regular travellers seeking power, style and mobility, it's an outstanding compact laptop.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Edward N Albro (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus U36JC review

 

Where the Asus U36JC falls down is in the intangibles: Utilities with cryptic explanations and a poorly designed touchpad.

If you don't want to spend a lot on an ultraportable, the Asus U36JC offers decent power, an attractive screen and good connectivity. But don't expect the kind of attention to detail and clear documentation you'll find on more expensive laptops. And...

May, 2011

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus U36Jc review

 

It's not often that an ultra-portable laptop has serious performance as well as mobility, but the Asus U36JC manages it. It's less than 2cm thick and weighs just 1.44kg, but still manages to squeeze in a Core i5 processor and dedicated graphics.

Ample performance, superb mobility and a great design; the U36JC is a fantastic ultra-portable laptop

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus U36JC-A1 review

 

If performance and battery life count for more than size and weight, Asus's U36JC-A1 fits the bill. This wide-body notebook offers good performance but is somewhat large and heavy as an ultraportable.

The Asus U36JC-A1 is well-equipped and provides the raw computing power needed to get tasks done on the road, but its size and weight make it less attractive for frequent travellers. It's a executive notebook worth checking if you need high performance...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus U36JC review

 

Ample performance, superb mobility and a great design; the U36JC is a fantastic ultra-portable laptop

The U36JC is a fantastic laptop; the slim, matt black body looks fantastic, the keyboard and screen are both great and performance is unmatched in this weight category. It doesn’t match the miniscule proportions of the

Expert review by : TechSmart (techsmart.co.za)

Asus U36S

 
Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus U36Jc Review

 

Competition among small laptops is more ferocious than ever, and it appears that the once excellent U-Series is now struggling to keep its head above water.

Disappointing is the best way to describe the Asus U36Jc. The company has had much experience in the construction of ultraportables, and seemed to have the formula mastered. Yet this new model has a number of inexcusable flaws.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (engadget.com)

ASUS U36Jc review

 

At this point, it feels like almost every laptop under the sun is being described as "thin and light," but the thinnest and lightest with a standard

Really thin, durable chassis ; Standard voltage Core i5 power ; Over 4.5 hours of battery life

Mouse button is frustrating ; No backlit keyboard ; Can run warm

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Edward N. Albro (pcworld.com)

Asus U36JC B1

 

The Asus U36JC ultraportable laptop ($1000 as of May 23, 2011) has lots of tangible benefits: good power from its second-generation Core i5 processor, lots of ports, and features such as a quick-start mode that lets you browse the Web before you boot...

Packed with features ; Attractive design

Many features are poorly explained ; Touchpad buttons are almost unclickable

If you're more interested in power and features than in polish, this ultraportable laptop could be a good choice.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus U36Jc review: Asus U36Jc

 

Asus U36Jc

Thin magnesium-alloy frame; powerful Core i5 processor in a 13-inch laptop; Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics; USB 3.0 port; sturdy construction.

Not a next-gen Sandy Bridge Intel processor; battery life is good, but not great; no optical drive.

The thin, powerful Asus U36JC-A1 packs a lot of computer under its slim 13-inch hood, but some might want to wait for next-gen Intel processors to sweeten the deal.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:3100 / 5200 / 5600
Battery capacity (Watt hours):83 / 84
Battery life (max):10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / White
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / nVidia GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M / Nvidia GeForce GT 520M / Nvidia GeForce GT 610M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200 / 1300 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / SonicFocus
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Power requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42 / 3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65 / 75
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 23 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 2.933 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.5 / 2.66 / 2.7
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I5-2410M / I5-2450M / I5-480M / I7-2620M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 52231 / 52952 / 53452
Processor code:SLC26 / SR041 / SR04Z
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User / HDD, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.2 / 23.8
Height :1.9
Weight:1.5 / 1.6 / 1.66 / 1.7
Width:32.2 / 32.8