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Asus U46E-BAL6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Asus U46E-BAL6. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and design are generally positive. The durability and performance are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U46E-BAL6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus U46E-BAL6 review

 

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.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Asus U46E-BAL6

 

The Asus U46E-BAL6 is a mainstream laptop that caters to hardcore video editors or serious performance enthusiasts.

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.

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Oct, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Asus U46E-BAL5

 

The 14-inch widescreen and its 1,366-by-768 resolution can be found in most mainstream configurations, but it's bright, with very good viewing angles. The Samsung QX411-W01 uses a glass-covered screen, which liven up photos and movies with...

Stand-out metallic design. Sweet deal of a price. 750GB hard drive. Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM are a powerful combination. WiDi 2.0 and WiMAX. USB 3.0 port. Very good battery life

Lacks a discrete graphics chip

While other mainstream laptops are putting in boilerplate parts, the Asus U46E-BAL5 raises the bar with excellent processing power and a glut of cutting-edge features.

Consumer review by: Vikrant_Deshmukh (cnet.com)

Bad Experience

 

Hi, I am owner of ASUS U46E-BAL6. Performance wise this notebook has been very good. But hinge of monitor broke without any external physical damage. And as the inner frame of monitor is plastic, it also broke with it. This damage happened in just...

Good Performance

Weak assembly and cover body

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: ProStudent (cnet.com)

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.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: lostinrome (cnet.com)

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.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Emily (newegg.com)

randomly shut off

 

I got this model for college but whenever I tried to watch Netflix or load ANYTHING the entire laptop would shut off. It got worse every time I turned it back on. I sent it back

size, weight, overall cosmetic quality

speakers suck, clicks on the mousepad are really loud

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Junk screen design

 

Won't buy another ASUS or spend the money for an extended warrenty with NewEgg again.

Good Specs for price

Screen bezel broke no longer opens an closes like a laptop should. Never left my desk. ASUS made a poor design. Bought extended warrenty and they say it must have been physically abused so not covered

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ASUS U46E-RAL6

 

Don't buy refubrished one, just buy a new one, the laptop is great.

A fairly great laptop for its spec

Bought refurbished one, speaker doesn't work, touch pad not responding most of the time ; I think it doesn't worth buying a refurbished one. always comes with some issues

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: John (circuitcity.com)

Great value

 

Great powerful laptop for the money. Only criticism is the speakers only on one side and low volume which is improved with updated driver. Also the touch pad is way over sensitive and I removed driver and found another which allowed me to disable it.

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicFocus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Beige
Form Factor:Clamshell

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

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):1200
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: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: Yes
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
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:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M
Processor boost frequency:2.9
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

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
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 version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
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® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:52224
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.65
Height (front):0.945
Height (rear):1.06
Width:13.1