Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Good performance

Cons

  • Too much non-essential software
  • Heavy

At A Glance

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

Under an inch thick! The ultra-thin and light design fits more technology into a compact form factor thats easy to carry and use. The slim bezel means a bigger screen can be attached to a more slender chassis, while the spun aluminum finish creates a very unique look. ASUS has also engineered a special hinge-forward design for the new U46SV, allowing for a wider opening angle and easier viewing even in the confines of an aircraft seat.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number U46SV-DH51
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840945734
Battery
Vendor Rated Battery life 10.0 hours
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Memory max 8.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 14.0 inches
Depth 9.6 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 4.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 123.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:41   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 335.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 178.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 304.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 367.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 267.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.4   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.4   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.7   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 135.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 119.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 95.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 91.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 46.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 37.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 71.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 62.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 50.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 39.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 108.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 96.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 288.0