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Asus U46SV-WX044X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the sound.

battery, portability, screen, design, performance

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U46SV-WX044X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus U46SV-WX044X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Asus U46SV-WX044X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, battery, screen, performance, value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: ASUS U46SV-DH51 14-Inch Thin and Light Laptop (Champagne)

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Review Asus U46SV-WX036V Notebook

 

Silver Arrow. Buyers looking for a compact, reasonably priced, ye

Resistant surfaces; Compact case; Good performance; Good input devices; Moderate weight; Great battery life; Stylish design

Slightly high temperature and noise emissions under high load; Reflective display with a weak contrast and high black value; No eSATA, FireWire or ExpressCard; CPU throttling noticeable in stress test; Modest speakers; Very slow HDD; A lot of "Bloatware

14-inch all-round notebooks with a dedicated graphic card: the Asus X43SV, the Acer Aspire 4830TG, the Acer TravelMate 8473TG or the Packard Bell EasyNote NX69.

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Asus U46SV Review: Fast, Comfortable, Enduring, but Too Much Software

 

The Asus U46SV all-purpose laptop sets itself apart from the crowd through great performance and outstanding battery life--two attributes that rarely cohabitate. The primary reason for the long 6-hour, 41-minute run time is an unusually large...

Good performance ; Great battery life

Too much non-essential software ; Heavy

This all-purpose laptop is stylish with great stats and numbers, but it's also heavy and you must clean out the software bloat to fully appreciate it.

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Asus U46SV-DH51

 

The Asus U46SV-DH51 is another one of those ultrabook laptops that are coming out these days and it's very similar to the Asus Zenbook that we reviewed a little while ago. This model has a lightweight aluminum design and a very bright, good quality...

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Asus U46 SV review

 

Great battery life and performance in a questionable shell

Fantastic battery life ; Strong performance ; Dedicated Nvidia graphics ; Firm keyboard ; Bright screen

Screen quality iffy ; Chunky build ; Flexible lid ; No exciting features

While the Asus U46SV is powerful and its impressive battery life makes up in some part for the bulky build, we'd recommend holding off for the upcoming Asus Zenbook instead.

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Asus U46SV

 

We've got to confess, the unveiling of the Asus Zenbook has spoiled us. The beautifully slender yet sturdy body is a marvel, yet it still makes room for some powerful components for (hopefully) excellent performance.

Fantastic battery life ; Strong performance ; Dedicated Nvidia graphics ; Firm keyboard ; Bright screen

Screen quality iffy ; Chunky build ; Flexible lid ; No exciting features

While the Asus U46SV is powerful and its impressive battery life makes up in some part for the bulky build, we'd recommend holding off for the upcoming Asus Zenbook instead.

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Asus U46SV review

 

The Asus U46SV may be at the heavier end of portable, but it's slim enough to slide into a bag and will be right at home in your office space. It's got enough power to chew through your work and will even tackle some games when you're finished.

Sturdy construction ; Excellent gaming performance ; Good power for general computing tasks ; Attractive design

Screen could be better ; Thicker and heavier than other ultra-portables ; Lid hinge will be annoying for some

The Asus U46SV may not be as slim and light as the Asus Zenbook UX31 ultrabook, but it's far from bulky and its design will be as welcome in the office as it is in the cafe.

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Asus U46SV review

 

An Ultrabook such as the Asus ZenBook UX31 might be the ultimate luxury for frequent travellers with deep pockets, but we suspect most people would prefer to carry a little extra weight and save a few hundred pounds by opting for a traditional...

A great mid-range laptop that won’t weigh you down when on the move – if an Ultrabook doesn’t appeal, the U46SV is the next best thing

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Asus U46SV-WX044X review

 

The Asus U46SV is the smallest laptop in this group – and also comes with the smallest price tag. It might not have the most impressive specification but it has plenty of good features. The battery is probably the most notable of these, lasting a...

If it's a portable, low-cost entertainment-focused laptop you're looking for then the Asus U46SV will be right up your street. You'll have to make a few compromises on the specifications but at £699 it's hard to argue against. It'll also double up as a...

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Asus U46SV review

 

The Asus U46SV all-purpose laptop sets itself apart from the crowd through great performance and outstanding battery life, two attributes that rarely cohabitate.

As hard as Asus tries to muck up a good hardware package with a bloated software installation, the U46SV remains an impressive combination of performance, ergonomics and long battery life. Remove the pre-installed applications you don't want, and...

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Great balance of battery life and light gaming!

 

Regarding the sound: If you care about the sound, plan on also buying a USB sound card. The one I got was an ASUS Xonar U3, it barely takes up any space, and now the sound is VERY good. And it also is much louder. Just make sure you disable the onboard...

LONG BATTERY LIFE ; 6-7 hours on full brightness doing school stuff ; 2-3 hours or so playing games ; GAMING ; Crysis (1024x768) on high settings = 25-35 FPS ; Crysis (1024x768) on ultra settings = 15-18 FPS ; Crysis (1366X768) on high settings = 20-25...

SOUND IS WEAK ; There is only one small speaker on the back of the laptop and the sound is pretty weak. The max volume is not much. Not only that, but the sound quality is not the greatest ; I also noticed that there is a humming when you turn the...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT540M

Processor

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