Asus U36S


Asus U36SNotebook: Asus U36S (U36 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 60%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus U36S

90% Asus U36S
Source: PC World English
Despite the Asus U36S's speaker issues, this is an awesome machine. This ultraportable is attractive, slim, and light, and it has excellent battery life and good graphics. Plus, it has a bunch of little features you'll love: USB 3.0, Blu-ray Disc software, Bluetooth, and switchable graphics. Its performance isn't bad, either. Heck, if Asus could put some real speakers in this thing, it would basically be perfect.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% ASUS U36S Review: Better Than A MacBook Pro?
Source: English
The ASUS U36S is an impressive notebook and easily a favorite sub-$1,000 ultraportable. It has a high-quality metal alloy chassis design and ultra-thin form factor. The keyboard has a good feel, the overall performance is great even for gaming, and again I can't stress just how thin and light this notebook is. Couple this with 8.5 hours of battery and it's hard to resist. A two-year warranty and USB 3.0 are icing on the cake. The ASUS U36S is highly recommendable to those searching for a well-rounded portable notebook with good quality and lots of battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Asus U36SD / U36S review – what an ultra-portable notebook!
Source: Netbooklive English
All in all though, if it wasn’t for this matter, there would be nothing stopping me from making the U36SD an editor’s choice. It is a great looking device, solid built and with good performances and battery life, all these while offering a hard to beat price/features ratio. And there’s not much more you can ask from a fancy ultra-portable and you won’t find on this one, especially in the under $100o price range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2011
Asus U30S review – top pick 13 inch laptop
Source: Netbooklive English
Overall, I am impressed with the Asus U30S and judging by the pictures, reviews and test results, you should probably be too. Looking forward to seeing a thinner Asus 13.3 incher without optical unit too, that might be the one for me, although the U30S is high in my tops as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/11/2011


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 GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» 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.

1.9 kg:

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.

Asus reviews

80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-03-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)