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Asus U36JC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 reviews of Asus U36JC. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and battery are generally positive. The portability and design also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the usability, while the touchpad and image quality get critical opinions.

performance, design, portability, battery, keyboard

screen, price, sound, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus U36JC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Asus U36Jc Review


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.

Disappointing is the best way to describe the Asus U36Jc. The company has had much experience in the construction of ultraportables, and seemed to have the formula mastered. Yet this new model has a number of inexcusable flaws.

Aug, 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 : 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 : Scott Stein (

Asus U36Jc review: Asus U36Jc


Asus U36Jc

Thin magnesium-alloy frame; powerful Core i5 processor in a 13-inch laptop; Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics; USB 3.0 port; sturdy construction.

Not a next-gen Sandy Bridge Intel processor; battery life is good, but not great; no optical drive.

The thin, powerful Asus U36JC-A1 packs a lot of computer under its slim 13-inch hood, but some might want to wait for next-gen Intel processors to sweeten the deal.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Asus U36Jc-A1


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

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.

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Jan, 2011

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 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 : 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

Expert review by : Edward N Albro (

Asus U36JC review


Where the Asus U36JC falls down is in the intangibles: Utilities with cryptic explanations and a poorly designed touchpad.

If you don't want to spend a lot on an ultraportable, the Asus U36JC offers decent power, an attractive screen and good connectivity. But don't expect the kind of attention to detail and clear documentation you'll find on more expensive laptops. And...

May, 2011

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