Pros

  • Packed with features
  • Attractive design

Cons

  • Many features are poorly explained
  • Touchpad buttons are almost unclickable

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Description

The U36 features a super lightweight, yet highly durable magnesium-aluminum alloy cover that can handle the rigors of being transported around all day, yet still looks refined and distinguished. An easy to clean silky nanometer coating on the palm rests helps ease the stress of extended workdays while keeping the notebook looking clean by repelling fingerprints and dirt.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://usa.asus.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number U36JC-B1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 2670.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884840808619
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 12.9 inches
Depth 9.4 inches
Height 1.2 inches
Weight 3.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.5 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 111.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:42   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 266.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 344.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 369.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 400.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 221.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 64.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 47.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 54.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 40.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 15.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 12.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 32.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 21.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 18.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 39.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 29.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 336.0