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Asus U46 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

PC Mag Editor's Choice tbreak.ae Recommended Product laptopworld.dk Good for the Price
2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.2GHz 2GB Dec 2012
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ASUS U46E offers the thinnest 14" panel in ultra-slim and light design - Thinnest 14" notebook panel in a compact frame for superior portability- Powerful 2nd generation Intel Core standard... More
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26 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Three expert review sites all liked this laptop. The writer at PC Mag gave this notebook PC an "Editor's Choice" award and decided it was excellent and it received a Laptopworld.dk "Good for the Price" award. Additionally, the reviewer at Tbreak.ae conluded that they would recommend this medium processor core notebook PC and gave it a "Recommended Product" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Five experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, CNET.com.au and IT Reviews.com have rated this notebook PC on average 80%.

Nice Design

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was a good design. It Reviews.com said “Clever chassis design for cramped spaces” in their review of the Asus U46 and scored it 4 stars. Tbreak.ae rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this laptop “Super flot design”.

One Asus U46 owner who reviewed it considered that it was neat.

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Good Battery Life

Some customers who bought this laptop agreed that it had a good battery life. Expert website Itreviews.com mentioned in their review “The Asus U46 certainly delivers on battery life and design style” . It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “Good battery life”.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Laptopworld.dk highlighted in their review that this portable PC provided a good bang for your buck.

Good Technical Features

A few people who bought this laptop considered that it had good features. Expert review site Cnet.com said “A strong design, tons of features” in their review of the Asus U46. Expert website Pcmag.com rated it 5 stars and mentioned “A glut of cutting-edge features”.

Good Size

One Asus U46 owner who reviewed it thought it was thin. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “Add in a neat, slim chassis and some top notch specs” in their review.

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs produced by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus U46 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus U46 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the U46 range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus U46 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the U46.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the U46 range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 10 hours, the Asus U46 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the U46.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus U46 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the U46.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus U46 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U46. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus U46 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Asus U46 is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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802.11g WiFi Standard

The Asus U46 has an 802.11g WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. This portable PC also has an 802.11b WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all laptops of a comparable age and type to the U46 is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.

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8.2GB Internal Memory Size

The biggest internal memory size of the Asus U46 is 8.2GB. That's over two times the internal memory size of the most frequently found internal memory size of 4.1GB.

This portable PC's internal memory size (8.2GB) is in fact the best internal memory size amongst all portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

A 2GB internal memory size is the worst internal memory size amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the U46 is 590GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of 750 gigabytes, the Asus U46 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

At only 333 millimeters, the Asus U46 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U46. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U46 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Asus U46 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Asus U46 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the U46 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Asus U46 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U46 do have a front camera.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs of this age and spec have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz. The Asus U46 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U46.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus U46 has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the megapixels counts range from 0.3MP to 2MP.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus U46 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Asus U46's front camera resolution of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the U46 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Asus U46 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the U46 the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Asus U46

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Asus U46 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U46.

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Average Internal Memory

The Asus U46 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the U46.

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Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Asus U46 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The Asus U46 has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.1 kilograms, the Asus U46 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Ethernet Interface Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice tbreak.ae Recommended Product laptopworld.dk Good for the Price

Expert Reviews

(8)
10 November 2011

The Asus U46 certainly delivers on battery life and design style, and the specifications are good. We were a little disappointed by the screen though, and if you fancy this notebook it would be...

Good battery life
Clever chassis design for cramped spaces
Screen is a little disappointing
2 November 2011

A strong design, tons of features, and plenty of performance make the Asus U46E-BAL6 one of the best 14-inch laptops we've seen all year...

18 October 2011

The Asus U46E-BAL6 is a processing goliath, thanks to its quad-core processor, and it's only meant for those who abuse their laptops with high-end video and photo editing packages. No backlit...

13 October 2011

A strong design, tons of features, and plenty of performance make the Asus U46E-BAL6 one of the best 14-inch laptops we've seen all year...

15 August 2011

Tbreak.ae

One thing that distinguishes ASUS from many notebook manufacturers is their desire to experiment with design. Be it a Bamboo cover based notebook or a tablet that transforms into a notebook, ASUS... Read more…

Good performance, excellent battery life and reasonably priced
Super flot design
God hardware
Batteritid
Pris
A bit on the heavy side and can get hot and a bit loud
Intet
10 August 2011

Asus U46S er en computer med mange kvaliteter. Designmæssigt fremstår den super flot i sin beige kontra sorte farve, og i sit aluminium betræk bliver det ikke bedre. Indvendig har maskinen...

Laptopworld.dk

29 September 2011
2 November 2011

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The Asus 46EBA 6 has an excellent keyboard and a welldesigned frame, and comes packed with a fast processor, ample connectivity featuresWiMax and USB 3.0 includedand plenty of harddrive space and RAM
Extremely powerful quad core processor
8GB of memory
Stand-out metallic design
750GB hard drive is the largest
The laptop doesn't have dedicated graphics, and the battery life is good, but we've seen better
Lacks a discrete graphics chip

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers svwx060, u46ems1, asus u46, u46eral5, svwx060v, u46ewx052, asus u46s, asus u46sv, rbu46eral5, rb-u46e-ral5
Barcodes 00886227061785
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