Asus U36SD-A1

Specifications

Asus U36SD-A1Notebook: Asus U36SD-A1 (U36 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus U36SD-A1

70% ASUS U36SD-A1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Overall, we mostly like the U36SD-A1. For $899 you get a swift Core i5 processor and Nvidia graphics in a sexy, svelte frame. Plus, this laptop provides nearly 8 hours of endurance. Where this ASUS notebook falls a little flat is its tinny speakers and stiff touchpad button. Nevertheless, if you're in the market for an ultraportable with great looks and power to spare, the ASUS U36SD-A1 is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
ASUS U36SD-A1 Notebook Review; Ultra Portable & Affordable
Source: Hardware Canucks English
We’ll freely admit to sometimes beating around the bush with these conclusions but ASUS has made this one easy for us. The U36SD fits perfectly within its intended niche and offers up some surprising performance numbers as well. There really isn't anything more we could possibly want out of an ultra portable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2011
80% ASUS U36SD-A1 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS U36SD-A1 is a step between the ultrathin laptops with reduced features and performance and a standard 13-inch laptop. Its less than one inch thich frame makes it highly portable and its standard laptop processor and parts give it solid performance. It offers a huge hard drive but no DVD drive as well.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus U36SD-A1
Source: Techreview Source English
Battery life, despite having more power than the average ultraportable, was surprisingly good at between 8:30-9:30 hours. This was about 2 hours better than the ultraportable category average. One particular comparison comes to mind: the Apple MacBook Air, which averages around 6 hours of battery life.
long battery runtime, silent, bad viewing angles of mirroring display, bad speakers, high price
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

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.


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.  


2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


76.67%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus U36SD-RX057X
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» Asus U36SD-RX377
Core i5 2430M
» Asus U36SD-RX113V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U36SD-XA1
Core i5 2410M
» Samsung 300V3A-SO2DE
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U36SD-RX013V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U36SD-RX135V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U36SD-RX114V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U31SD-A1
Core i3 2310M
» Fujitsu LIFEBOOK SH-561
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» Asus U31SD-RX080V
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U30SD-XA1
Core i5 2410M
» Asus U36S
Core i5 2410M

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus U30SD-RO111V
Core i3 2310M, 2.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus U40S
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» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2634G38nkk
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» Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikk
Core i5 2467M, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» LG P530-K.AN61G
Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus U40SD
Core i5 2430M, 14.1", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-102468G
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus P53SJ-SO002X
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» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-060FR
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2674G38nkk
Core i7 2677M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Samsung 300E7A-S01FR
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2678G38nkk
Core i7 2677M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Dell XPS 14z
Core i5 2410M, 14", 2.031 kg
» Asus P43SJ-VO006X
Core i5 2410M, 14", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)