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Asus U46E-BAL6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and keyboard. The performance and portability are also appreciated, but there are some less positive reviews about the sound and screen. Opinions are divided on the battery.

value for money, portability, performance, keyboard, design

screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the U46E-BAL6 14" Platinum Notebook (2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-2620M, 8 GB DDR3, 750 GB HDD, DVDRW DL, Intel GMA 3000, Windows 7 Home Premium, LED Backlight) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Asus U46E-BAL6

 

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...

The Asus U46E-BAL6 has an excellent keyboard and a well-designed frame, and comes packed with a fast processor, ample connectivity features--WiMax and USB 3.0 included--and plenty of hard-drive space and RAM for an aggressive price.

The laptop doesn't have dedicated graphics, and the battery life is good, but we've seen better.

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.

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Asus U46E-BAL6

 

Although the 14-inch widescreen has a boilerplate 1,366-by-768 resolution, it's bright and has wide viewing angles. The Samsung QX411-W01UB, however, uses a glass-covered screen, which adds pop to photos and movies. The U46E-BAL6 has a solid...

Extremely powerful quad core processor. 8GB of memory. Stand-out metallic design. 750GB hard drive is the largest. WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX wireless technologies built-in. USB 3.0 port on board. Very good battery life

Lacks a discrete graphics chip

The Asus U46E-BAL6 is a processing goliath, thanks to its quad-core processor, and it's only meant for those who abuse their laptops with high-end video and photo editing packages. No backlit keyboard. The Asus U46E-BAL6 is a mainstream laptop that...

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"Good computer with a few minor issues."

 

I am an extremely heavy user. I'm a law student and I carry it to campus with me every day, carry it from class to class, and use it pretty constantly from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m. Most of what I do is word processing - I don't play games or anything, so I...

Long battery, durable, fast

I have run into 2 aesthetic problems. The grooves in the aluminum case are IMPOSSIBLE to keep clean. Also, after only 5 months, the paint is coming off of the keys. Also, my last laptop had a sort of dial for volume control - no buttons.

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"Just hope it doesn't break down"

 

I bought this computer for my son for college. Six months later the screen just died for no apparent reason. I called Asus and spent over an hour on the phone with someone there, explaining the situation and getting an RME. He said I had to send it in...

Seems like good value for money, and fairly light weight

Terrible service if you have a problem.

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"Fast, cheap, quality build, great for business user"

 

For the serious business user with many many open programs at the same time, great buy. You spend another 300-400 upgrading to Win Pro, Office, Adobe and such, but that makes the equivalent Mac $2k.

I spend most of my day in the office running email, 10 internet broswers, Pandora, and a few videos at the same time. This thing chews it up and spits it out like lightning. Makes my old Dell look like a abacus.

Speakers are ehh. Don't know about graphics for gaming.

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"Great Ultrabook"

 

It's been a few years since my last computer purchase. I reviewed the market more this time than ever and was frustrated more than once. I really liked the Mac book Air and the Zenbook but the technology they share is a bit new for me and the U46E-BAL6...

Nice keyboard very user friendly. The overall specs on this laptop are above and beyond its price. Perfect size for all around use on a plane or in the classroom PERFECT!

Average sound but can be overcome with a good set of ear buds. Graphics are average as well but very quick I did notice just a touch of lag on some high end video but overall it works within its price

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Fast, cheap, quality build, great for business user

 

For the serious business user with many many open programs at the same time, great buy. You spend another 300-400 upgrading to Win Pro, Office, Adobe and such, but that makes the equivalent Mac $2k.

I spend most of my day in the office running email, 10 internet broswers, Pandora, and a few videos at the same time. This thing chews it up and spits it out like lightning. Makes my old Dell look like a abacus

Speakers are ehh. Don't know about graphics for gaming

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"Great Buy!"

 

Have to agree with the other commenter, wouldn't complain about the price at all, especially after comparing with the overpriced macbooks.

Awesome Awesome Computer. Great feel, extremely light, and very powerful.

Battery Life isnt the greatest, Im down to 4 hours on a full charge already after one month

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Just hope it doesn't break down

 

I bought this computer for my son for college. Six months later the screen just died for no apparent reason. I called Asus and spent over an hour on the phone with someone there, explaining the situation and getting an RME. He said I had to send it in...

Seems like good value for money, and fairly light weight

Terrible service if you have a problem

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"A very nice alternative to pricey macs."

 

Really, Scott? "This is a high price for a 14 inch laptop?" Yet the 13 inch Mac Book Pro is $1200 bucks and comes with a slower processor (Intel Core i5), less ram (4GB), and a smaller and slower hard drive (500GB and 5400 rpm). How come your review of...

Good processor, ram, HDD, good money for the price.

Seems fine to me.

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