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Asus U36SD-RX235X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Asus U36SD-RX235X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and usability. The design and performance also get good views. There are some mixed opinions about the screen.

portability, performance, design, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U36SD-RX235X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Asus U36SD-RX114V (SSD) Subnotebook


Slim and sexy. Though it's not the manufacturer's ultrabook, it convinces with its slim silhouette, its velvety yet hard aluminum case, its battery life and, above all, its swiftness via SSD.

High-quality workmanship, Firm, stable case, Pleasant surfaces, Keyboard with good feedback, High application performance, Entry level gaming performance, Good SSD speeds, Long battery life, Slim design, The stylish, solid case is an eye-catcher and...

Reflective, contrast weak TFT, Webcam with only 0.3 MP, A matt and bright screen would have made the U36SD to an extremely attractive outdoor companion

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS U36SD-A1 Review


Overall, we mostly like the U36SD-A1. For $899 you get a swift Core i5 processor and Nvidia graphics in a sexy, svelte frame. Plus, this laptop provides nearly 8 hours of endurance. Where this ASUS notebook falls a little flat is its tinny speakers and...

Sexy, lightweight design, Good graphics power, Long battery life, Vibrant display

Runs hot on the bottom, Noisy, stiff mouse button, Tinny speakers

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (

Asus U36SD-A1


The 13.3-inch widescreen is one of the few areas where Asus could have stood out but didn't. Its 1,366 by 768 resolution is boilerplate, and it had standard viewing angles. The screen is comparable to the one found in the Toshiba R835-P50X and Acer...

Sturdy magnesium frame. Fast Core i5 processor. Nvidia graphics provides gaming boost. USB 3.0 port on board. Excellent battery life

Heat issues when running moderately intensive tasks. Noisy mouse buttons. Lacks cutting edge wireless features and backlit keyboard

The Asus U36SD-A1 ultraportable laptop is thin and extremely powerful, but you'll need a cooling pad to contain the heat.


Expert review by: PC Perspective (

ASUS U36SD-XA1 Notebook Review: The Battery That Never Dies


Ultrabooks are now on store shelves, but that doesn't mean the more traditional ultraportables are dead - not by a long shot. Thin may be cool, but the high price premium attached to ultrabooks means that they will, at least for now, be a niche...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mike (

Asus U36SD / U36S review – what an ultra-portable notebook!


A while ago I got to test Asus's ultra-sleek 13.3 inch laptop, the U36JC. There were many things I liked about it, but the fact that it boosted older generation hardware kept me from recommending it while...

solid body, high quality materials used for the casing and proper attention to details ; sleek looks, with a very thin body ; overall good keyboard an trackpad ; powerful hardware and proper performances ; good connectivity options, with USB 3.0 slot...

the screen and the bezel around it are glossy ; speakers won't impress ; gets hot and noisy under stress (the review unit did at least) – not that much during light everyday use

We’ve reached the end of this reviews and it’s time for some conclusions. As you saw, there are plenty of aspects where the U36SD manages to impress: body, looks, performances, battery life. Screen and keyboard/trackpad are good as well, but there's...

Nov, 2011

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Asus U36SD-A1


The Asus U36SD-A1 ultraportable laptop is extremely portable yet compares in performance with most mid-line notebook computers, which is due to its Intel Core i5 CPU and discrete Nvidia graphics. It also has USB 3.0 support and a solid magnesium frame,...

Expert review by: Michael "SKYMTL" Hoenig (

ASUS U36SD-A1 Notebook Review; Ultra Portable & Affordable


No one wants to be carting around a five pound brick with them to class, onto a plane or to a meeting but before the advent of low voltage, high

We'll freely admit to sometimes beating around the bush with these conclusions but ASUS has made this one easy for us. The U36SD fits

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Drew (

Unbelievably fast.


Well worth the money spent, although it is a bit pricey. Lack of an optical drive is a small price to pay for portability and performance. I was a bit disappointed that it has the dual core i7, but boot time and performance are incredible regardless. 2...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Nori (

Best Product and Deal Ever!


This is a great notebook. It is light weight, and has everything on it that I wanted in a notebook. It performs as advertised. The arrival of the notebook was as promised. I am very glad that I bought this product.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

better than I hoped


still gets 5 eggs, makes macbooks look as expensive as they are

fit and finish are great, insanely thin and light, pretty fast

screen could be a bit better, obviously comes loaded with bloatware

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2410M