Summary: In summation, this laptop is fulfilling all of my needs and desires in a very portable and powerful laptop at the moment! ASUS builds a top notch product and this is no exception. It is very thin and light weight, but does not seem too flimsy. It has all the ports you would need and expect to get plus a few! Still supporting VGA, Integrated Card Reader, etc. Pros: Extremely Thin and Light, while not sacrificing Capability, Battery Life or Strength of the case.
Summary: I bought this computer in June and waited few months to get to know it better. I used it for web, documents, and programming. So here is the summary. Computer is very well built and very study. It could be little lighter for the size of it. But I think the material they used make it little heavier that it should be, which also adds strength to it too. Keyboard functions well. Touch pad works well minus couple of design lapses.
Summary: 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.
Summary: The build quality and components of this computer are all top notch. It feels great in your hands and the keyboard is very responsive. The screen is very bright and colorful. It's very fast and I've gotten it to play a few new games at medium pretty well. However, this computer comes absolutely loaded with bloatware out the box. I counted around 100 useless programs. Do not buy this computer unless you have a Windows 7 disk ready for reformat.
Summary: I just got this laptop yesterday. The Windows Experience index is as follows: Processor = 6.9, Memory = 6.9, Graphics = 4.5, Gaming graphics = 5.8, Hard drive = 5.9. I ran Passmark's PerformanceTest 7.0. This laptop scored 1141 total score. It handily beat the MacBook Air, but is roughly on par with the Toshiba R830. Here are my early impressions. FYI: I also own a Sony Z. * The keyboard has a very short travel. My space bar makes a loud clicky sound.
Summary: This laptop is amazing. My girlfriend bought it for me for our two year anniversary, even though I picked it out after about a month or two of searching. I did my research looking for something to replace my 2009 13' Macbook Pro...which might have been a lemon or not(search for the HDD freezing issues on Mid -09's). Back to the laptop on hand. So far it is amazing. The material it is made out of feels premium and looks twice as nice.
Summary: This is an excellent, powerful, long-lasting laptop with great style. However I have a few suggestions/alerts for anyone considering buying it: 1. The HDD is not meant to be removed. Doing so probably voids your warranty, and isn't super easy. It can still be done though. 2. Asus puts a ton of crapware on their laptops. Format this thing first off, you'll be happy.
Summary: ASUS U36JC-B1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Laptop (Black) UPDATE: I still use this laptop every day. It is running great. The only failure is the rubber foot on the bottom came off, and the rubber strip on the battery started to peel off. I clipped it, and reseated. No issue now. It still runs great! I am very happy with my purchase!
Summary: Very thin, very light. No fingerprint reader like some pictures show, no big deal. It does come with a lot of bloatware, but that is easy enough to disable/uninstall. Battery life is amazing, I have had it read 9 hours 30 minutes remaining from 95% battery. The keyboard feels nice and is easy to type on, no complaints there. The touchpad is a good feel, similar to the rest of the interior finish.