SpecificationsNotebook: Asus U36JC-RX081V (U36 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 830 euro
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus U36JC-RX081V
Slim and strong. Asus promises a 19 mm slim case for the U36JC, packed with a Core i5-480M CPU and two graphic chips and that should teach the one or other competitor the meaning of fear. USB 3.0, a large battery and HDMI are also in the bundle. This review will reveal if that's enough.
Source: Pocket Lint
Given how powerful the U36J is and how good the battery life is, it seems churlish to speculate about what a different processor might offer when you can have a notebook that's truly portable with very few drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Techreview Source
Overall, performance is quite good, especially with more intensive tasks, like video encoding and HD video streaming. This is definitely a computer that gives you a lot of power in a small, portable package. The strange thing that we did notice is that some of the utilities that come pre-installed on this laptop from Asus have no explanation or documentation on how to use them. Even more strange is that some don't even load when clicked.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Praxis - 5/11
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 92% display: 68% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 99% emissions: 82%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 75% display: 68% mobility: 90% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 85%
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 86% mobility: 93% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
workmanship and battery runtime very good, CPU fast, display and GPU deficient
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2011
Source: Erenumerique FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Series: In many reviews, the display is described and valuated negatively It is characterized dark and very glossy. Especially positively mentioned are the mobility features, the combination of thin construction, low weight and long battery runtime. Optimally, use these models in trains, buses or public buildings or when you have to switch between several rooms with the laptop. Not suited are bright gardens.
NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
83.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.