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Asus U46SV-WX044X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of Asus U46SV-WX044X. 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 screen and design. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, portability, battery, design, screen

sound, image quality, touchpad

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

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.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS U46SV-DH51 Review

 

The ASUS U46SV certainly has the features and power to justify its price tag. For about $100 more than the integrated graphics version of this notebook, you get an Nvidia GPU that lets you play some of today's hottest games, plus long battery life and...

Sleek aluminum design, One of brightest screens in its class, Loud speakers, Good graphics performance, Long battery life

Touchpad can be erratic, Stiff and loud touchpad buttons, Somewhat heavy, Unbalanced audio, Low-res webcam

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

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...

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

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

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.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The ASUS U46SV-WX060V laptop flogs two birdies with the same cat-o'-nine-tails. It proffers terrific all-round value by coalescing outstanding technological features with a hip design. The ergonomic styling and practicality of use make it a hands-down...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus U46SV review

 

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...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Dave4468 (newegg.com)

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...

Nov, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Audio system:SonicFocus
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:5200 / 5900
Battery life (max):10
Battery performance:5200 / 5900
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Beige / Gold / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type: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:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
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):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
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version: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
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:SonicFocus
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100 - 240V / 100 - 240V, 19V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:4.59
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
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
USB 3.0 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:40 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24
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, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-2410M / I5-2430M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I5-2410M / I5-2430M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / Socket 988
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

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 HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: 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 Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
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 / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
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):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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 53450
Processor code:SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.65
Depth (imperial):9.65
Height:1.1
Height (front):0.945 / 0.969
Height (front) (imperial):0.97
Height (rear):1.06
Height (rear) (imperial):1.06
Weight:10.7 / 4.41 / 4.59
Width:13.1
Width (imperial):13.1