Three expert review sites liked this Asus laptop. PC Mag gave this medium processor core portable PC an "Editor's Choice" award and thought it was excellent and it received a Laptopworld.dk"Good for the Price" award. This portable PC also received a "Recommended Product" award from Tbreak.ae.
A few customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Asus U46 “A strong design, tons of features” and gave it a rating of 4 stars. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “Clever chassis design for cramped spaces”. Tbreak.ae mentioned five years ago “Super flot design” in their Asus U46 review.
One person who bought the product concluded that it was neat. Expert website Itreviews.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review five years ago “Add in a neat, slim chassis”.
Good Battery Life
A number of Asus U46 owners who bought this laptops concluded that it had a good battery life. Itreviews.com mentioned in their Asus U46 review on IT Reviews.com “The Asus U46 certainly delivers on battery life and design style” and gave the Asus U46 a rating of 80 out of 100. Five years ago It Reviews.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their Asus U46 review “Good battery life”. Tbreak.ae mentioned in their review of the Asus U46 in the same month “Good performance, excellent battery life and reasonably priced”.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Laptopworld.dk highlighted in their review that this Asus laptop was good value for money.
Good Technical Features
Two customers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Expert website Cnet.com and wrote “A strong design, tons of features” in their review. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com said “A glut of cutting-edge features” in their review.
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One customer reckoned that the Asus U46 was thin. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote in their review of the Asus U46 five years ago “Add in a neat, slim chassis and some top notch specs”.
16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the U46 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Asus U46 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Asus U46 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the U46 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.
Fairly Long Battery Life
Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the U46 the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,700h. With a battery life of 10 hours, the Asus U46 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the U46.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the U46, the Asus U46 has a full-size keyboard.
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 medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the U46 is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Eight Battery Cells
Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years have between two and eight battery cells, including the Asus U46 which has eight battery cells.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Asus U46 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is 802.11a.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This notebook PC has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
At only 333 millimeters, the Asus U46 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the U46. The widths of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the U46 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.
HDD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
The maximum processor memory bandwidths of medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the U46 range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Asus U46's maximum processor memory bandwidth is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the U46.
Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
The Asus U46 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the U46 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus U46 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Asus U46 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age which have a front camera.
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Quite Small Internal Memory
Laptops of a similar age and type to the U46 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.1GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the U46, the internal memory of the Asus U46 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
Only HDD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this age and spec. 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.
Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family
The Asus U46 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of a comparable type and age to the U46 the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The Asus U46 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the U46. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus U46 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the U46 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Very Small Megapixel Count
With a megapixel count of only 0.3 megapixels, the Asus U46 has one of the smaller megapixels counts amongst portable PCs of this age. The megapixels counts of laptops that were released around the same time as the U46 range from 0.3MP to 2MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.91MP.
Quite Low Front Camera Resolution
The front camera resolution of the Asus U46 of only 0.3 megapixels is one of the lowest amongst medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the U46. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.
Only 3 Bluetooth Version
The Asus U46 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. The worst bluetooth version of all portable PCs of this type and age is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.
Only 1,000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
This portable PC was released over three years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Asus U46 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus U46 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the Asus U46 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Asus U46 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-2xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM65 Express, Intel HM65
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
1066, 333, 1333, 133
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Size
Total Storage Capacity
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 3000
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
BIOS, HDD, User
Cable Lock Slot
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Height At Front
Height At Rear
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Good performance, excellent battery life and reasonably priced
Super flot design
A bit on the heavy side and can get hot and a bit loud