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Asus U36SD-RX235X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 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. Opinions about the price and usability are generally positive. The design and performance also get good reviews, but there are some less positive opinions about the screen.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus U36SD-A1

 

Although the Asus U36SD-A1ultraportable laptop is extremely powerful and lasted extraordinarily long on a single battery, its heat issues are problematic.

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.

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Sep, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

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 (netbooklive.net)

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

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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 (hardwarecanucks.com)

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 (circuitcity.com)

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 (circuitcity.com)

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 (newegg.com)

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
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:Altec Lansing / Azalia / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:44 / 4400 / 5600 / 83
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 83
Battery life (max):10 / 5
Battery performance:3100 / 4400 / 5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver / Stainless Steel / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric / AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric / AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Other Features

Audio system:Altec Lansing / Azalia / HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 9.37 x 0.748
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics:GeForce GT 520M
Graphics adapter:GeForce GT 520M
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100 - 240 V AC / 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 19V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:3.17 / 3.66
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.95
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:75 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 27
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / i7-2620M / i7-2620QM / I7-2630QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.7
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / i7-2620M / i7-2620QM / I7-2630QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53450
Processor code:SR02Y / SR041 / SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.13 / 9.17 / 9.37
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height:0.744 / 0.748
Height (front):1
Height (imperial):0.75
Height (rear):1.12
Weight:3.17 / 3.66 / 3.75 / 3.92
Width:12.7 / 12.9
Width (imperial):12.9