Asus U46E Series

Asus U46E-BAL6Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.2kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus U46E-BAL5

Specifications

Asus U46E-BAL5Notebook: Asus U46E-BAL5
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 U46E (Series)

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Asus U46E-BAL5
Source: PC Mag English
Mainstream laptops win awards by delivering all the goods at an almost unbelievable price. The Asus U46E-BAL5 is equipped with a powerful Core i5 processor and maxes out its memory banks, while throwing in Easter eggs like WiDi 2.0, WiMAX, and USB 3.0. It also sports an attractive exterior, which is just as important. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this. As such, it's our new Editors' Choice for mainstream lapotops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%

 

Asus U46E-BAL6

Specifications

Asus U46E-BAL6Notebook: Asus U46E-BAL6
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 U46E (Series)

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus U46E-BAL6
Source: CNet English
In an era of thin laptops and Ultrabooks, to be thin is starting to feel like less of a novelty and more of a requirement. Thin, however, is relative: are you talking about the razor-thin world of Ultrabooks, or the not-quite-as-slim world of thin full-size laptops? A strong design, tons of features, and plenty of performance make the Asus U46E-BAL6 one of the best 14-inch laptops we've seen all year.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Asus U46E-BAL6
Source: PC Mag English
With the Asus U46E-BAL6, you have a tremendous amount of processor power at your disposal in the Intel Core i7-2650QM CPU. This should be your laptop if your power demands as a video or photo editor exceeds those of regular users. If your power needs are less demanding, or if you use your laptop primarily for Web surfing, go with the previous-generation Asus U46E-BAL5, or our Editors' Choice, the Dell Inspiron 14z (Core i5).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

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


Intel Core i5:

2410M:

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).

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. 


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:


83.33%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-10-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)