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ASUS U36JC-A1 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black)

by Asus
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  • Intel Core i5-460M Processor 2.53GHz; 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM (2x2GB, 2 slots)
  • NV 310M 1G DDR3 + Intel GMA HD (Optimus Technology); 500GB SATA Hard Drive (7200 RPM); No optical drive
  • 13.3" HD LED Display; 1 USB 3.0 Port and 2 USB 2.0 Ports; 5-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/XD/MS/MS Plus); HDMI and VGA Port; 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.0
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit) ;up to 6 hours of battery life
  • 2 Year Standard Warranty and 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty
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Product Description

13.3" HD (1366 x768) (LED)/i5-460M/4G DDR3/NV 310M 1G DDR3 + Intel GMA HD (Optimus Technology)/500G 7200/No ODD/W7HP (64bit)/802.11BGN/Bluetooth/VGA/HDMI/1 USB 3.0 Port/2 USB 2.0 Ports/5-in-1 Card Reader/0.3M Pixel/8-cell 5600mAh/2 Year Standard Warranty + 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366x768 pixels
Processor2.53 Hz Intel Core i5
Hard Drive500 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNIVIDIA & Intel Hybrid
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce G310M
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameAsus
Item model numberU36JC-A1
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H12.90 x 9.28 x 0.76 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #53,811 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableNovember 5, 2010
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By B. Kreps on January 16, 2011
At last, Asus has brought to market a laptop that can rival the design accolades of their Z3100 series from 5 years ago (M5N,M5000,M5200). The stunningly strong Mg case, compact design, and powerful feature set make this a roadwarrior's dream machine.

The Good:
-Stellar design on the whole, this laptop will be racking up awards this year like it's cool.
-Rigid Magnesium/Alum. case with unbelievably slim profile and excellent cooling.
-Very quiet fan and harddisk
-Keyboard that has a surprising amount of tactility, snap, and travel for a chiclet board (an improvement over recent Asus models I've tried, almost as nice as the scissor switch keyboards they used to use a few years ago.)
-Intel Core i5 CPU makes this laptop almost feel overpowered for the measly tasks I throw at it!
-The 500GB 7200rpm harddisk is quick and very roomy for a laptop
-Big widescreen aspect trackpad is subtly textured and the rocker switch is much easier to press than recent Asus U models
-Battery life in "battery saving" mode is promising so far (needs more testing, will report back)
-The advertised "nano" coating on the case actually does repel fingerprints as advertised, impressive:)
-Built in webcam (640x480) does surprisingly well in good light given it's size (low light you can't expect much)
-Headphone audio output is very clean (low noise floor for a laptop)
-Graphics performance while in "high performance" power mode is very capable for rendering 3D CAD (can't say anything about 3D games, no experience)
-USB 3.0 port, so no one can complain about this notebook not having a docking station:)

The not so good:
-Vertical viewing angle of the screen could be better, but this seems to be the norm on laptops these days...
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By DCH on February 1, 2011
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There were a couple quality issues when I received the laptop

1) A clip on the screw plate on the bottom that houses the ram was sticking out. I had to use a small screw driver to remove the plate and then reseat it.
2) The screen shell border was not clipped in on the right side. I had to snap it into place

Other than these issues, quality is good


1) 8 hours of battery life using their custom settings
2) 4.5 hours of battery life on ubuntu 10.10
3) 4.5 hours of battery life on Windows 7 without ASUS battery saving settings
4) fast processor
5) less than 1" thick
6) super lightweight
7) professional looking laptop with slick look
8) love the chicklet keyboard


1) runs a bit hot (this doesn't bother me, but may bother some people)
2) doesn't have an SSD drive (could get additional battery life and faster performance w/SSD)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ty Norman Underwood on May 12, 2011
I am a design student, so to replace my three-year-old dell I did a lot of research to find the best blend of performance (heavy photoshop, flash, 30+ tabs with firefox), size (I bike all around, and walk the rest of the time. plus, you know, convenience) and price (i am pretty poor).
The Asus u36jc-b1 gets really close. Really close. Like, if I could give it 4.8 stars would. The one thing it gets wrong isn't really asus's fault really, the other manufacturers were just driving there prices down so much they couldn't help it. well. more on that later.

First, the build quality is (to coin the phrase) stunning. Very solid, slim, stylin'. It's more like I am using a prop from a near-future scifi crime drama than something you can actually BUY. What with most laptops these days being so chintzy and plastic and bendy and flexy and just rubbish. Very impressed here, no question. Since I may have mentioned I go to an art and design university, it is filled with the mac-wielding hipster sort that wears old junky looking clothes and listens to junky sounding music on archaic vinyl records. But on the other hand, they spend much more money on their computers than anything else (except perhaps their coffee). So when I say I have gotten compliments for how this machine looks, in this particular context, that is no small thing. But I digress. I do a lot of coding (double major) as well as drawing on this machine. Keyboard is top notch, very good clicky feedback that you don't get on many laptops. Touchpad is bigger than the one on my old machine so i'm happy. not a big fan of the rocker button but it doesn't bother me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ran on February 26, 2011
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After my 1500$ 3.5-years old Dell XPS M1330 finally lost the ability to re-charge the battery I decided to find a decent replacement. I looked for a lightweight and powerful machine with a good building quality and as many interfaces as possible. When I started my research the options were Toshiba portage - Lightweight laptops with everything but dedicated graphics card (~1,500$), Sony vaio Z's - had all functionalities but for >2,000$ and other options like Dell Inspirion with 2kgs of weight and terrible building quality and the Dell Vostro/Latitude series that did not have HDMI which is a must for me. Fortunately, two weeks later this amazing laptop emerged. For me it is not less than perfect! It feels much more light and is alot thinner than my old 1.8kgs XPS m1330. It has amazing building quality and even cannot be compared to my old XPS. All the top is one magnesium part without moving or loosened plastic parts like in the DELL. The I5 processor is amazing as well. I'm a graduate student and a very heavy consumer of processing power. The processor with the overwhelming hyperthreding feature performs more than 2.5 times operations per second than the T7300 2GHz Core 2 Duo Santarosa that I had in the M1330. The HDD is huge (500GB) and extremely fast. HDMI + dedicated graphics card = Full HD movies on my 42" LCD :). USB 3 for the futre portable mass storage devices. Measured 7 hours of work with office and WiFi internet on battery, and all of this in less than 1.7Kgs and just for 1000$!!! Not less than AMAIZING!!!
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