Asus U45 Series

Asus U45Jc-A1Processor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.2kg
Price: 700, 1100 euro
Average Score: 75.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
: - %, performance: 59%, features: - %, display: 35%
mobility: 76%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 40%

 

Asus U45J

Specifications

Asus U45JNotebook: Asus U45J
Processor: Intel Core i5 520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 61.5% - poor
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Asus U45J Optimus Notebook
Source: Techtree.com English
The Asus U45J is a great notebook in terms of design and features. It takes the same technology we first saw in their N15J notebook and this time comes is a much smaller and easy to carry package. The notebook is nice and slim and lightweight with a good battery life. However, when you need the power, it doesn't fall short. The Core i5 coupled with the Nvidia 310M gives you a pretty good multimedia performance, be it older games or watching HD movies. There's also plenty of storage for all your data and the chiclet keyboard is very comfortable to type on for extended periods. The notebook has one flaw though. The build quality just isn't up to the mark and this is not something we expect from Asus. Since they've primarily used plastic to keep the weight down and keep it slim, the display does not have adequate protection. The fact that the screen can distort (permanently if your unlucky) very easily with just a light tap at the back means you'll have to be extra careful with this notebook. If Asus was planning on charging a slight premium for this, the least they could do is use some aluminium or other metal for the lid at the cost of making it a bit heavier. We've informed Asus about this issue and we're hoping they will rectify this before it's launched in India or in their later revisions. Overall, the Asus U45J offers a good balance of battery life and performance, thanks to Optimus in a compact and lightweight package. The only thing that puts me off is the plasticky feel of the notebook and poor protection for the screen. This makes the price of the notebook seem a bit on the higher side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
63% Обзор ноутбука Asus U45J с технологией nVidia Optimus
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2010
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 58% display: 35% mobility: 62% emissions: 40%

 

Asus U45Jc-A1

Specifications

Asus U45Jc-A1Notebook: Asus U45Jc-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

89% Asus U45Jc-A1
Source: Computer Shopper English
The bundled software has been pared down slightly from the U30Jc-A1’s 59 applications. It still includes a host of Asus utilities, which can now be accessed simultaneously through the Control Deck. This is still a hefty array of preinstalled applications, but it appears that each program may prove useful to some subset of the diverse crowd for whom this notebook is intended.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
80% ASUS U45JC-A1 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English

The ASUS U45JC is a solid choice for consumers needing a 14-inch multimedia notebook with gobs of battery life.


Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus U45Jc-A1
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus U45Jc-A1 is an attractive mainstream laptop that's powerful and has a battery that's efficient enough to work through an entire day.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% ASUS U45Jc-A1
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ASUS U45Jc-A1 ($899) is one of the better thin-and-light notebooks we've tested this year, thanks to its long endurance, strong performance, and slick design. However, the less-than-stellar build quality prevents us from giving this laptop a higher rating or an Editor's Choice award. Although it's not as powerful and doesn't last as long on a charge, the 14-inch ASUS UL80Jt-A1 ($849) offers a sturdier chassis. The Gateway ID49C08u ($849) and the Samsung Q430 ($829) deliver better performance than both of these ASUS machines but don't last as long on a charge. We like the U45Jc, but we don't quite love it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 90%

 

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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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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Core i5:

520M:

The Core i5-520M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.4-2.93 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). 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.


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.

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


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.2 kg:


75.33%: 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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» Asus U33JC-RX168V
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus P52JC-SO009X
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus U36JC-B1
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad G560-M27A4GE
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung R580-JS05UK
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus U43j
Core i5 540M, 14.0", 2.3 kg
» Asus K52JC-EX144V
Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus U36JC-RX197X
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Samsung SF310-S04UK
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Samsung SF510-S04DE
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Gateway EC39C
Core i5 470UM, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
Pentium P6200, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Samsung Q330-JS04
Core i3 370M, 13.3", 2 kg
» MSI CX623-258UK
Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Gigabyte Booktop T1125N
Core i5 470UM, 11.6", 1.757 kg
» Samsung R730-JT06
Core i3 370M, 17.3", 2.84 kg
» Asus U36JC-RX108V
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2 kg
» Samsung Q430-JS02UK
Core i3 350M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus U36JC-RX081V
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.69 kg
» Samsung SF510-S55
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung Q330-PS55
Core i5 450M, 13.3", 2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook SH760C
Core i7 620M, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Samsung SF310-S01FR
Core i3 370M, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z560-M37AQGE
Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung SF510-S01CZ
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus U36J
Core i3 380M, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» MSI CX623-i5647W7P
Core i5 460M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus U36JC-RX109V
Core i5 480M, 13.3", 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-10- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)