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Asus U36JC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Asus U36JC. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the durability and usability. The design and portability also get good comments. The touchpad and screen get mixed views, and many are less positive about the sound.

performance, portability, design, usability, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U36JC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Asus U36JC-RX081V Notebook


Slim and strong. Asus promises a 19 mm slim case for the U36JC, p

Very good workmanship; Solid case; Pleasant surfaces; Good keyboard; Good interface distribution; Good application performance; Good battery life; Good keyboard; Slim and elegant design; USB 3.0; Low heat development

Reflective, contrast weak display; No ExpressCard; Webcam with only 0.3 MP; Slow mass memory

Acer's Travelmate 8372 and Aspire 3820, Dell's Vostro V130 and Toshiba's U500 are in about the same price range. You'll have to dig a bit deeper in your pocket for Samsung's QX310, Sony's Vaio S13 or Apple's MacBook.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Asus U36Jc


Asus has been on a roll lately. Everyone was surprised by the success of the recently released Eee Pad Transformer, which according to some figures is now the second best-selling tablet on the market. Critics have widely praised the subtly redesigned...

Sturdy, pleasurable keyboard ; Excellent connectivity ; Long battery life

Poor touchpad ; Outdated hardware ; Overpriced ; Boring exterior styling ; Inadequate audio volume ; Fan is loud under load

Competition among small laptops is more ferocious than ever, and it appears that the once excellent U-Series is now struggling to keep its head above water.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Edward N. Albro (

Asus U36JC B1


The Asus U36JC ultraportable laptop ($1000 as of May 23, 2011) has lots of tangible benefits: good power from its second-generation Core i5 processor, lots of ports, and features such as a quick-start mode that lets you browse the Web before you boot...

Packed with features ; Attractive design

Many features are poorly explained ; Touchpad buttons are almost unclickable

If you're more interested in power and features than in polish, this ultraportable laptop could be a good choice.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

ASUS U36Jc review


At this point, it feels like almost every laptop under the sun is being described as "thin and light," but the thinnest and lightest with a standard

Really thin, durable chassis ; Standard voltage Core i5 power ; Over 4.5 hours of battery life

Mouse button is frustrating ; No backlit keyboard ; Can run warm

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS U36Jc-A1 Review


The ASUS U36Jc provides a strong mix of style, performance, and portability that users on the go will find appealing. However, its warm temperatures, stiff keyboard, and mediocre sound quality prevent us from giving it a higher rating. If you're...

Strong performance, Attractive design, Long battery life, Lightweight

Warm temperatures under stress, Stiff keyboard, Weak sound

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (

Asus U36Jc-A1


A 13.3-inch widescreen is what all of these ultraportables have in common, a nice compromise between screen real estate and portability. It comes with the boilerplate 1,366-by-768 resolution, but viewing angles and brightness levels are in line with...

Standard Volt Core i5 processor. Luxuriously thin. Magnesium alloy frame is solidly constructed. Big, removable battery yielded terrific results. Switchable graphics system. USB 3.0 port

Runs hot at times. Speakers are poorly placed

The U36Jc-A1 is one of the thinnest and most powerful ultraportables under Asus's arsenal, but paid the price in terms of heat.

Expert review by: Matt Smith (

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 (

Asus U36JC review – sleek and powerful, but is it what we need?


Back in December 2010 i first got my hands on the Asus U36JC, the new and ultra-sleek looking 13.3 inch portable laptop from Asus which packs together a slim magnesium body and good hardware. We promised a revi...

solid body covered in magnesium alloy ; nice design ; sleek ultra-thin body ; good trackpad and keyboard ; decent performances, but not great ; good connectivity options ; USB 3.0 slot ; fast hard-drive

battery life worse than expected ; a tad pricey perhaps ; glossy screen and bezel around it ; hollow speakers ; hardware is outdated for a device launched in 2011 (looking for SandyBridge update)

As you could see in the review above, there are many aspects to like about the Asus U36J portable laptop. However, I do feel that buying one right now would be hasty. And here’s why: with Intel's new SandyBridge platforms popping out, the hardware...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Asus's U36JC-A1 ultraportable delivers a full-powered CPU, a dedicated GPU, and a thin chassis. But without a Sandy Bridge processor or optical drive, it struggles to keep up with the competition.

Excellent application performance, Nvidia Optimus technology, USB 3.0

Runs hot, Loose Ethernet cable connection, Lots of bloatware

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Tommy Melville (

Asus U36JC review


One of the best ultra-portable laptops we've seen in quite some time

Lightweight ; Long-lasting battery ; Excellent build quality ; Powerful processor and large memory ; Images appear clear

Yellow tint to the display ; Not the strongest graphics chip ; No DVD drive

For regular travellers seeking power, style and mobility, it's an outstanding compact laptop.

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
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


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT520M


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM65
Processor:Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2450M