Sturdy magnesium frame.
Fast Core i5 processor.
Nvidia graphics provides gaming boost.
USB 3,0 port on board.
Excellent battery life.
Heat issues when running moderately intensive tasks.
Noisy mouse buttons.
Lacks cutting edge wireless features and backlit keyboard.
By PCPer on December 02, 2011
Ultrabooks may be sexy, but there’s no doubt that the best combination of value and portability remains in the ultraportable segment. The ASUS U36 may not be the best laptop for proving that point, however, as many competitors have less expensive...-
By NotebookCheck on October 22, 2011
Asus achieves many good rates and a few are even better than the preceeding U36JC's. But unfortunately, the biggest shortcoming, the reflective and too dark for use in the sun screen is exactly the same. This doesn't make the 13.3 inch...86
By TechReviewSource on October 03, 2011
The Asus U36SD-A1 measures 12.7 x 9.1 x 0.75-inches (wdh) and weighs 3.7-pounds, which makes it one of the thinnest ultraportable notebooks that we've tested. It has a lightweight and very durable magnesium-aluminum alloy frame that is both sturdy...80
By LaptopMag on September 30, 2011
Finding an ultraportable notebook with the power to handle your everyday tasks as well as some lightweight gaming is a bit of a challenge, especially when you're not looking to pay over a grand. ASUS's 13-inch U36SD-A1 could be the answer. At...70
By PC Mag on September 29, 2011
The Asus U36SD-A1 ultraportable laptop is thin and extremely powerful, but you'll need a cooling pad to contain the heat....70
By Hardware Canucks on September 27, 2011
Well freely admit to sometimes beating around the bush with these conclusions but ASUS has made this one easy for us. The U36SD fits perfectly within its intended niche and offers up some surprising performance numbers as well. There really...-
By DigitalVersus on August 19, 2011
Quite nice to look at with its matte black shell, this laptop retains all the strengths of the U30SD (powerful processor, decent gaming capacity and battery life). Removing the DVD player has allowed Asus to bring the price down and make this model an...100
By tlbhd.com on July 16, 2011
If you want a fast but portable laptop, the Asus U36SD is right now one of your best picks. It's not an ultrabook, but it's more powerful than those and also lasts longer on a charge, without being significantly bulkier. And it's cheaper as...40
By notebook-center.ru on February 28, 2012
Рассмотрев ноутбук ASUS U36SD, можно с...-
By Betabuzz on February 06, 2012
Das Asus U36SD verdient viel Sympathie für das gradlinige, hochwertig verarbeitete Design – fast schon kommt das Gerät an die erwähnten Ultrabooks heran. Auch die Leistung ist stimmig – sehr schade, dass der Bildschirm das...80