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The Asus U46SV all-purpose laptop sets itself apart from the crowd through great performance and outstanding battery life–two attributes that rarely cohabitate.

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  1. 1. January 30, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk Asus U46SV Review: Fast, Comfortable, Enduring Laptop Asus U46SV Review: Fast, Comfortable, The battery protrudes about a half-inch beneath the Enduring Laptop back of the otherwise one-inch thick unit. That gives you a firm, yet comfortable grip when toting it about CloudTags: Asus , U46SV , laptop , Software , battery (part of the reason it doesn’t feel as heavy as it is) life ,Asus batteries uk , Asus a32-f3 batteries , Asus and also adds a slight forward rake that puts your a32-x51 battery life hand at a better typing angle. All told, the heavier, larger, longer-lasting battery should please more users than it discourages them. The U46SV sports a stylish aluminum lid and key- board deck, though the effect is cheapened slightly by chrome touchpad buttons and a rather bright power button. Still, while the touchpad buttons are distractingly reflective, they also have just thehttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/asus-u46sv-review-fast-comfortable-enduring-laptop/ right amount of resistance. The U46SV’s breathable Chiclet-style keyboard feels exactly like those found on Lenovo U series (a good thing)–crisp, even though the keys travel only a short distance. The touchpad is nicely responsive as well. Our test unit featured an Intel Core i5-2430M CPU, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 750GB hard drive. It also had both Intel HD Graphics 3000 for everyday use and a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 540M GPU that propelled the unit to playable gaming frame rates in the 60s at low detail and high 30s at high The Asus U46SV all-purpose laptop sets itself apart detail at 1024 by 768 resolution. You can also buy from the crowd through great performance and the U46SV with a Core i3, less memory, and less outstanding battery life–two attributes that rarely capacious hard drives if our configuration’s $900 cohabitate. The primary reason for the long 6-hour, price tag seems too steep. 41-minute run time is an unusually large 74-watt- hour battery. The large battery is also responsible for the U46SV’s hefty 4.9-pound static and 6-pound travel (with AC adapter) weights, but clever design makes the unit feel lighter than those numbers might lead you to believe. Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 1
  2. 2. January 30, 2012 batteryfast.co.uk Asus U46SV Review: Fast, Comfortable, Enduring Laptop ling unnecessary software is in order if you want the performance you paid for. Not all the software is useless: Cyberlink’s Power2Go supports the inte- grated DVD burner, and the starter version of Office 2010 is on hand for productivity chores. As hard as Asus tries to muck up a good hardware package with a bloated software installation, the U46SV remains an impressive combination of per- formance, ergonomics, and long battery life. Related Articles: Besides the stellar battery life, the U46SV scored a 123 on WorldBench 6–excellent for a Core i5. Video of all resolutions plays smoothly and is rendered Battery Care Tips, Battery FAQ, Battery Technology, to good effect on the U46SV’s 14-inch, 1366 by 768 Laptop Battery FAQ, Laptop Reviews, Technologyhttp://www.batteryfast.co.uk/battery-technology/asus-u46sv-review-fast-comfortable-enduring-laptop/ display. So good, in fact, that when I tested with a NewsAsus, Asus a32-f3 batteries, Asus a32-x51 bat- 1080 DVD of True Grit (the Coen Brothers version), tery life, Asus batteries uk, Battery Life, Laptop, I wound up watching nearly the entire movie. Of Software, U46SV course, it’s also a very good movie. That experience was best with headphones; the U46SV’s speakers Did you enjoy this post? Why not leave a comment sound weak and thin despite the Sonic Focus audio below and continue the conversation, or subscribe enhancement software that tries to overcome that to my feed and get articles like this delivered auto- fact. matically to your feed reader. The U46SV’s ports include VGA and HDMI, three USB ports (one of which is USB 3.0), ethernet, and an SD card slot. The laptop includes both headphone and microphone jacks, as well as a Kensington lock port on the back. You get a webcam, too, but for some reason Asus opted for a relatively low-resolution 0.3 megapixel unit. Though the U46SV turned in very nice performance numbers, it performs sluggishly for the first minute after booting with the stock software configura- tion. This is largely due to loading a whopping 32 nonstandard startup items–the majority of which aren’t particularly useful or necessary. Some time culling the dross with msconfig.exe and uninstal- Love this PDF? Add it to your Reading List! 4 joliprint.com/mag Page 2