Asus U36SD-XA1


Asus U36SD-XA1Notebook: Asus U36SD-XA1 (U36 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro

Reviews for the Asus U36SD-XA1

ASUS U36SD-XA1 Notebook Review: The Battery That Never Dies
Source: PC Perspective English
As such, this laptop is one that can be recommended only to some readers. If you don’t care at all about appearance, and you’d like a powerful ultraportable with class leading battery life, this is a good choice. Just don’t tell your friends how much you paid. Unless they’re computer geeks themselves, it’s unlikely they’ll understand.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2011

Foreign Reviews

Asus U36SD Test beweist mit 9 Stunden Laufzeit und guter Leistung Stärke
Source: nDevil German DE→EN
Positive: long battery runtime; quiet device Negative: mediocre display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2013


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.

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.

1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 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.

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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus U36SD-RX057X
Core i5 2450M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX377
Core i5 2430M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX113V
Core i5 2410M, 1.7 kg
» Samsung 300V3A-SO2DE
Core i5 2410M, 2.1 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX013V
Core i5 2410M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX135V
Core i5 2410M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-A1
Core i7 2620M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX114V
Core i5 2410M, 1.67 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX167V
Core i7 2620M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U30SD-RO111V
Core i3 2310M, 2.2 kg
» Asus U31SD-A1
Core i3 2310M, 1.8 kg
» Fujitsu LIFEBOOK SH-561
Core i5 2410M, 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 3750G-2312G50Mnkk
Core i3 2310M, 2.1 kg
» Asus U31SD-RX080V
Core i5 2410M, 1.8 kg
» Asus U30SD-XA1
Core i5 2410M, 2.155 kg
» Asus U36S
Core i5 2410M, 1.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus U40S
Core i5 2520M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2634G38nkk
Core i7 2637M, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» 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
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» 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, 2011-12- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)