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Asus U36J


Asus U36J
Asus U36J (U36 Series)
Intel Core i3-380M 2 x 2.5 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: yes
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1000 Euro



Average Score: 73.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus U36J

60% Asus U36J review
Source: T3 English version
Performance isn’t as strong as we hoped, but the U36J comes at a good price considering how slim and light it is. We were impressed by the strong range of features, including plenty of storage space for your media collection.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ASUS U36J Notebook - Sleek, Sexy and a Wee Bit Pricey
Source: English version
ASUS has priced the U36J at Rs. 56,699 which certainly is on the expensive side. If you're not too bothered about weight and wouldn't mind a slightly lower-performing notebook, you can go for the ASUS K42JA. Somehow, if you still seem to be uncovinced to buy this, there's the Acer Aspire 3820TG notebook which is priced at 799 Euros (approx Rs. 50,000) which has very similar specs too. In conclusion, the U36J might be on the expensive side, but if you're looking at good computing speeds with a light weight and a decent battery life, you can pick this one up.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS U36Jc - opravdu tenký
Source: CZ→EN version
Positiv: Kühlung und Akkulaufzeit; negativ: Lautsprecher und Touchpad-Tasten
Positive: fan and battery runtime; negative: speakers and touchpad-keys
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2011
83% Asus U36J
Source: Dinside NO→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% ASUS U36J
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%


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 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).

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

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

380M: The Core i3-380M 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. 2.53 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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

73.25%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-02-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)