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Asus U36JC-RX081V


Asus U36JC-RX081V
Asus U36JC-RX081V (U36 Series)
Intel Core i5-480M 2 x 2.7 - 2.9 GHz, Arrandale
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 1024 MB VRAM, Core: 606 MHz, Memory: 667 MHz, Intel HD + Nvidia 310M, Nvidia nvlddmkm / Win7 64, Intel igdumd64 / Win7 64
4 GB 
, 2x2048 MB DDR3 PC3-10700, 2 slots
13.30 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, COR17D8, glossy: yes
Intel HM55 Express Chipset
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BEVT-80A0R, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm
Realtek ALC269 @ Intel Ibex Peak PCH
2 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: in/out, Card Reader: SD,MMC,MS,MS-Pro,XD
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Atheros AR9285 802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 322 x 232 ( = 0.75 x 12.68 x 9.13 in)
84 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells, 5600 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.3 MP
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
1.69 kg ( = 59.61 oz / 3.73 pounds), Power Supply: 350 g ( = 12.35 oz / 0.77 pounds)
830 Euro



Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 73% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 93%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Asus U36JC-RX081V

86% Review Asus U36JC-RX081V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Slim and strong. Asus promises a 19 mm slim case for the U36JC, packed with a Core i5-480M CPU and two graphic chips and that should teach the one or other competitor the meaning of fear. USB 3.0, a large battery and HDMI are also in the bundle. This review will reveal if that's enough.
70% Asus U36J review
Source: Pocket Lint English version
Given how powerful the U36J is and how good the battery life is, it seems churlish to speculate about what a different processor might offer when you can have a notebook that's truly portable with very few drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus U36JC
Source: Techreview Source English version
Overall, performance is quite good, especially with more intensive tasks, like video encoding and HD video streaming. This is definitely a computer that gives you a lot of power in a small, portable package. The strange thing that we did notice is that some of the utilities that come pre-installed on this laptop from Asus have no explanation or documentation on how to use them. Even more strange is that some don't even load when clicked.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Schlankes Aluminium
Source: PC Praxis - 5/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus U36J im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2011
87% Test: ASUS U36JC-RX081V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 90% features: 92% display: 68% mobility: 86% ergonomy: 99% emissions: 82%
86% Test Asus U36JC-RX081V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 75% display: 68% mobility: 90% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 85%
89% Asus U36JC im Test: Subnotebook mit Optimus
Source: German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 86% mobility: 93% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
workmanship and battery runtime very good, CPU fast, display and GPU deficient
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/22/2011
80% Asus U36JC : finesse et performances
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2011
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.

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). 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.

83.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-03- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)