Asus S46 Series

Asus S46CA-WX077HProcessor: Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel Core i5 3317U, Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 1.9kg, 2kg
Price: 600, 800 euro
Average Score: 72.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
: - %, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 92%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 80%

 

Asus S46CM-DH71-CA

Specifications

Asus  S46CM-DH71-CANotebook: Asus S46CM-DH71-CA
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus S46, ultrabooks de la serie S
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant metal design; ergonomic and comfortable keyboard; graphics card options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2012

 

Asus S46CA-XH51

Specifications

Asus S46CA-XH51Notebook: Asus S46CA-XH51
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 S46CA-XH51 (Model)

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Asus S46CA-XH51
Source: PC Mag English
There's plenty to like about the Asus S46CA-XH51, including its handsome design, built-in optical drive, and reasonable price. Alas, however, its so-so performance dilutes its potency as a sure-fire portable solution for small businesses. That's why the Lenovo X1 Carbon's higher price tag and status as our Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks both remain justified. If design and affordability outweigh performance on your list, though, it's worth looking into.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus S46CA-XH51
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus S46CA-XH51 is a handsomely designed Windows 7-equipped ultrabook that features a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port, but its performance is so-so.Although it's a sleekly designed ultrabook that features a built-in DVD burner, USB 3.0 connectivity, and a full-size HDMI port, the Asus S46CA-XH51's so-so performance ultimately dilutes its potency as portable solution for small businesses.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Asus S46CA-WX074H

Specifications

Asus S46CA-WX074HNotebook: Asus S46CA-WX074H
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% ASUS S46CA-WX074H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

Asus S46CA-WX077H

Specifications

Asus S46CA-WX077HNotebook: Asus S46CA-WX077H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus S46CA-WX077H - 128GB SSD | 8GB
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 93% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 80%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i5:

3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.

Intel Core i3:

3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2 kg:


72.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-31 (Update: 2012-12-31)