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ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # ASU36JCNYC2 Mfr # U36JC-NYC2
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Product Highlights
  • 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M Dual-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • nVIDIA GeForce 310M 1GB Graphics
  • 13.3" HD Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

The U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black) from ASUS is a compact notebook computer with a streamlined aluminum chassis. The system is built with portability in mind. It is less than an inch thin when closed and weighs a scant 3.7 pounds. What's more, it can run for up to 10 hours on a single charge thanks to an 8-cell battery and the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine power management system.

Graphics are handled by an nVIDIA/Intel hybrid system. The computer uses a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory when performance is required. It switches to integrated Intel GMA HD graphics during normal operation in order to extend battery life.

The computer is powered by a dual-core 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, which can be overclocked to 2.93GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology. It boasts 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a multi-in-1 media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, an integrated webcam and microphone as well as built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Supercharged Performance
When it comes to supreme speed and sleek style, no other notebook comes close. Thanks to a unique thermal design developed by ASUS engineers, this ASUS notebook is able to sport a standard voltage Intel Core i5 processor while still maintaining its svelte, streamlined profile. These are already very capable processors in its own right, but ASUS has never been content with baseline performance. The exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine pushes them beyond their conventional limits by as much as 10% in order to ensure that it can run CPU-intensive and graphics-heavy tasks such as games and high-definition movies without breaking a sweat. And it does this without sacrificing any stability
Super Long Battery Life
As an urban professional, you're constantly on the move, and having a notebook that can keep up with you is of absolute importance. That's why this ASUS notebook features not one, but two energy-optimizing technologies that work in concert to ensure that the notebook stays running for an incredible 10 hours. Super Hybrid Engine intelligently cuts back on power when the notebook is performing less demanding tasks, while nVIDIA Optimus technology auto-switches between the dedicated GeForce 520M and integrated Intel HD graphics to suit the intensity of the graphics being rendered
Super Slim Design with Superlative Audio Capabilities
For all its multimedia power, this ASUS notebook is astonishingly sleek, coming in at just under an inch thick when closed. An elegant brushed aluminum lid keeps it extremely light, too. Despite its slimness, the audio this ASUS notebook delivers is far from weak. On the contrary, Altec Lansing stereo speakers produce full-bodied high fidelity audio that will tantalize the most discerning of listeners
ASUS Warranty
ASUS's superlative warranty features a full year of battery protection as well as one year of global coverage with free overnight shipping and 24x7 technical support
Performance
Processor 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M Dual-Core
Cache L3: 3MB
Memory Type: 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4GB
Capacity: 8GB
Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce 310M with 1GB DDR3 SDRAM Dedicated; Intel GMA HDShared
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 13.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 500GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio 1x Integrated Stereo Speakers
1x Integrated Microphone
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
Expansion Slots None
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x xD-Picture Card
Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth None
Webcam Yes
.3MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security BIOS Booting
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad
Battery 8-Cell External  Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 10 Hours per Charge (5600mAh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.9 x 0.8 x 9.3" / 32.8 x 1.9 x 23.6 cm
Weight 3.74 lb / 1.70 kg
ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • 8-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery (5600 mAh)
  • 1-Year Limited Battery Warranty
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSU36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (21)
    • Long battery life (17)
    • Fast (14)
    • Quiet (14)
    • Quality display (13)

    Cons

    • Too hot (4)

    Best Uses

    • Web browsing (18)
    • Business use (13)
    • Word processing (13)
    • Graphics (9)
    • Music (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (12), Multimedia professional (4), Technically challenged (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (20), Business (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Evaluation on the ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3"

    After much research and comparative shopping, I decided to purchase this notebook. Initially, my budget was that of an Apple Macbook and so the specs. that i was looking for were to be...Read complete review

    After much research and comparative shopping, I decided to purchase this notebook. Initially, my budget was that of an Apple Macbook and so the specs. that i was looking for were to be comparable to it. I really didn't need anything too flashy and I don't typically do a lot of video editing so I went for the ASUS rather than the Mac.

    So far it has held up to (maybe exceeded) expectations. The frame of the computer is built solid and the screen itself was a lot more durable than other notebooks (i.e. ultrabooks) in it's category. It is an extremely quiet notebook suitable for office work and home uses. I've been using the full battery performance of the computer and it has held up to factory standards and advertising.

    However, i still wish this notebook had an easier scrolling capability. Scrolling left to right is fine but when it comes down to the scrolling up and down, it has been iffy. Also, what would have made his notebook more of a plus is if it added a backlit keyboard. However, i understand what i was buying prior so i wasn't disappointed.

    All in all this is a solid, very affordable notebook. It's really not meant to be the end-all of computers but it certainly does the job. If you're looking for a reliable, clean-looking, lightweight notebook, this might be a good choice. With the deals most distributors are having for this computer...i would definitely consider it while browsing.

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    Hardware quality

    After 2 weeks lcd is not working.

    After 2 weeks lcd is not working.

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    I like it and buy again

    By buulliitis

    from Bauska

    About Me Technically Challenged

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Keyboard
    • Fast
    • Lightweight
    • Long Battery Life
    • Quality Display
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business Use
      • Graphics
      • Music
      • Web Browsing
      • Word Processing

      Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

      It is light weight, quick, OK for long time use

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Really good buy

      By Andy

      from Miami, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business Use
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

        This is a nice thin and light notebook. It is realiable and you end up having very good value for money

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Glad I bought this product

        By Ronit

        from Montclair, NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

              good for Photoshop program too, personal use. it is light and small.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              1.0

              Hardware quality

              By ion_g

              from il

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Too Hot

                Best Uses

                  Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                  After 2 weeks lcd is not working.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  so far so good

                  By sjk

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                  • Fast
                  • Lightweight
                  • Long Battery Life
                  • Powerful
                  • Quality Display
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Too Hot

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                    I've been using it as a laptop during my travels. I love the size - it's perfect. This was an upgrade from a netbook, and I love the bigger screen and the keyboard size, but also like the weight [really not noticeable] and speed upgrade as well. the keyboard is nice sized, and the touch pad is responsive. haven't missed the disc drive thus far. like the ports for plugging things in, and the sd card reader is very handy. overall, very happy with it so far. haven't fully tested out the battery life, but it's holding up pretty well on a full charge.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Great

                    By Seeking Alpha

                    from New York City

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Battery Life
                    • Quality Display
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Business Use
                      • Web Browsing
                      • Word Processing

                      Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                      We order these machines for the reps at our sales office. THey love them and are very durable. I recommend it for business any day!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      Very Nice Notebook

                      By Rickvii

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                      • Fast
                      • Lightweight
                      • Powerful
                      • Quality Display
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Business Use
                        • Graphics
                        • Web Browsing
                        • Word Processing

                        Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                        Great screen and comfortable keyboard. Fast compared to my older unit, and I love how quickly it boots. I do wish the power cord was on the right side.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        4.0

                        happy with my notebook!

                        By Mic

                        from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Business Use
                            • Music

                            Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                            I use my notebook to work and social use.
                            It´s light!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Nice Computer, good price

                            By PDL

                            from Devils Lake, ND

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Keyboard
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Display

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                              Not exactly an ultrportable but very light weight. Seems sturdy and well built, although I have only had the computer for a couple of weeks. Battery power while adequate could be better, however, it does seem to charge relatively quickly. Decent keyboard that is easy to type on, however, being backlite would have been nice.

                              Have experienced a few anomalies during my brief usage nothing earth shaking at this point in time but should they persist I might be concerned.

                              I like the computer and would highly recommend at this price point because if you go much higher you get into the true ultraprotable products that may have some advantage over this product.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Nice Notebook

                              By jnahman

                              from Topanga, CA

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Battery about 4 hours
                              • Fast
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                              • Heavy
                              • See comment above

                              Best Uses

                              • Business Use
                              • Music
                              • Web Browsing
                              • Word Processing

                              Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                              Very nice unit. Great display. USB and power ports on side placed too far forward...annoying but not a disaster. Would buy again and recommend highly. Addition of 4 GB ram is well worth the price...improved speed.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Very nice laptop

                              By KDM632

                              from The Villages, FL

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Battery Life
                              • Powerful
                              • Quality Display
                              • Very sharp display

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Graphics
                                • Nice for travel or home

                                Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                This is a really nice laptop for all around use. Much lighter than my previous laptop. Thin and great for home and travel. Have used ASUS for many years before they started marketing end items in the United States. Past experience has been very positive. I have been using for a couple of weeks and have not been disappointed. Price was very good.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Really Functional Laptop -- Good Battery

                                By clark666

                                from Davis, California

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Battery Life
                                • Powerful
                                • Quality Display

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Video
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                  I use it for school and for web-surfing. I download movies plug in a large monitor for viewing. It is so light, I can carry it everywhere like a tablet but it allows me to use Microsoft Office so it is better than a tablet.

                                  The resolution is good for indoor viewing not so good for outdoors.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Great laptop...if you don't get a lemon!

                                  By T

                                  from Salt Lake City

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Battery Life
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Hot

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Web Browsing

                                  Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                  Nice little laptop for the money. The first one they sent me was a lemon- button on the trackpad was broken and the computer froze constantly- more than a dozen times the first day, and whenever I touched the '6' key. So I called B&H right away and they sent me a new one, 3 day air, and paid for the return of the defective one. This new one works great, no complaints yet. Oh, the speakers aren't great, but not a big deal

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice but long term concerns

                                  By HomeComputerDoctor

                                  from Boston, MA

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Battery Life
                                  • Quality Display
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Maintenance Access

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Business Use
                                  • Graphics
                                  • Video
                                  • Web Browsing
                                  • Word Processing

                                  Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                  This is one heck of a piece of equipment for the price. It is especially good for people who want something light to carry around. Battery life is a definite plus.

                                  However, I'm concerned by the apparent difficulty of access to inner components for maintenance purposes. The only access panel takes you to the memory sticks. There is no easy way to thoroughly clean or replace the fan or replace the wireless card.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

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                                  5.0

                                  Great PC

                                  By Mixela86

                                  from Tbilisi, Georgia

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Keyboard
                                  • Fast
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Battery Life
                                  • Powerful
                                  • Quality Display
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Business Use
                                    • Graphics
                                    • Music
                                    • Video
                                    • Web Browsing
                                    • Word Processing

                                    Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                    High performance, thin, low weight and cheap PC. Besides, it is quite beautiful.

                                    Good things: Fast, good video card, long battery life, lovely keyboard, special ASUS software, which helps you to save battery and switch to high performance when needed.

                                    One more thing: Battery life was supposed to be about 10 hours. I have tried just once, and it was 5 hours on battery saving mode. It might change after I recharge it as it was the first charge, but anyway, I do not think there is another small size pc on i5 with longer battery life.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good product by good price

                                    By Alex

                                    from Israel

                                    About Me Technically Challenged

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                                    • Good design
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Battery Life
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • Hot

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Music
                                    • Web Browsing
                                    • Word Processing

                                    Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                    The battery can work up to 10 hours !!!Small, lightweight :)

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    4.0

                                    slim, light, too many preloaded junkware

                                    By ae2114

                                    from Brooklyn

                                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Keyboard
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • Too Hot

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Business Use
                                    • Graphics
                                    • Web Browsing
                                    • Word Processing

                                    Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                    I planned on using it with photoshop and trying to start a blog or personal website. Since I am never productive at home, I decided on a light weight compact laptop so I can work outside my home environment. I like the physical design. I haven't used the computing power to its full extend yet.

                                    my problem with the laptop is the pre-installed software which I have to remove. The start up time when I first turned the computer on was well over a min because of the ASUS junk-software.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    awesome

                                    By big neke

                                    from Oregon

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Battery Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Web Browsing

                                      Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                      This laptop was very good for the price i paid. I liked the fact that it didn't have a disc drive since i have never used one. It has a good battery life and its nice the fans are on the side. As a student this laptop is great for me to take to lectures to take notes and do my papers and browse the internet.

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                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Exellent laptop!

                                      By Lawrence Kim

                                      from Astana, Kazakhstan

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Keyboard
                                      • Fast
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Battery Life
                                      • Powerful

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Business Use
                                        • Graphics
                                        • Music
                                        • Video
                                        • Web Browsing
                                        • Word Processing

                                        Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                        I use it for everything: gaming, working, chilling. It's just made to do every job for laptop. Every time it's with me in a bag, that I got with it absolutely for free!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Notebook for reasonable price!!!

                                        By south405

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Multimedia Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Keyboard
                                        • Fast
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Long Battery Life

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video
                                          • Web Browsing

                                          Comments about ASUS U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black):

                                          I just bought this notebook to watching online stream video, youtube and just checking my emails etc.

                                          I've been using this unit for a few weeks so far. I really like it. It's fast enough and this one is very light weight to carry out.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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