The ultrabook S46CM from world famous manufacturer ASUS belongs to the series S, which was introduced last summer. She managed to please the really productive laptops with optical drives that have a relatively large, both for ultraportable devices, display. Ultrabook ASUS S46CM will be good and at leisure, and daily tasks, because it is quite mobile and productive. Do not be upset that S46CM don’t have too high autonomy, because each time taking it in hand, you’ll feel like you own is not just attractive, but very stylish ultrabook.
|Processor:||Intel Core i7-3517U 1900 MHz|
|Memory:||4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz|
|Storage:||750 GB HDD 5400 rpm SATA II, 24 GB SSD|
|Display:||14 “1366×768 WXGA LED, glossy|
|Video:||Intel HD Graphics 4000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M|
|Drive:||DVD +-RW DL|
|Wireless:||Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Audio:||SonicMaster Lite, 2 speakers|
|Interfaces:||2xUSB 2.0, USB 3.0, VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, card reader SD / MMC / SDHC, combo audio jack|
|In addition:||HD webcam|
|Battery:||4-cell Lithium-Ion 2950 mAh|
|Dimensions and Weight:||348x248x21 mm 2 kg|
|Operating system:||Windows 8 64-bit|
|Options:||ASUS S46CM-WX026H (90NTJH414W13845813AU)|
ASUS S46CM looks like, and what should be the ultrabook – very thin. Housing cover and platform made of aluminum, so are strong enough and relatively resistant to mechanical stress. Unable to avoid the only one – the soiled, though, fingerprints are not too noticeable, perhaps because of the surface texture. By the way, do not think that the plastic that makes up the rest of the body to be less reliable. It is just as sturdy and the lid.
Display, audio, webcam
The image is displayed on a 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and LED backlight. Despite the fact that the more common 11-minute and 13-inch ultrabooks, to work, however, like to play for the 14-inch is much more comfortable. Unfortunately grieve constantly GLARE glossy surface and not too much visibility TN-matrix. By the way, among the pros screen can be called a good color reproduction with ample shade, good brightness and excellent contrast. Is the picture quality will appeal to all who love to watch movies or play games.
Keyboard and Touchpad
Ultrabook ASUS S46CM equipped with a full-size keyboard with a standard layout. It does not have a separate numeric keypad, but the ergonomics of it does not suffer, as all the main buttons are of average size, the keys [PgUp] – [End] in a separate row, and the arrows are very convenient to manage, since they are not reduced.
ASUS S46CM-WX026H (90NTJH414W13845813AU) runs on 64-bit operating system Windows 8. It is set low voltage processor third-generation Intel Core i7-3517U clocked at 1.9 GHz, which if necessary can be increased up to 3 GHz. The CPU has a cache in the amount of 4 MB, support for multi-threading Hyper-Threading, which thanks to a dual-core processor can handle up to four simultaneous data streams. In general it is quite fast chip that can handle most simple and complex tasks. The processor complemented by 4GB of memory standard, DDR3. Such amount will be enough for your daily work and the majority of applications today. RAM frequency is 1600 MHz. graphics tasks to cope with integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 and discrete accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M. The first is used when you do not need complex processing graphs, and helps to save energy, and for games and demanding computing the best fit discrete. To switch between controllers, use technology Optimus.
Ports and Communications
On the left side of the Ultrabook ASUS S46CM ports are VGA and HDMI. Also, there is a network RJ-45 connector and standard USB 3.0 with support for USB Charger +, allowing you to charge mobile devices when the laptop is turned off. This group of interfaces is separated from the vent slots for charging, located at the very end.
In the ASUS S46CM installed 4-cell lithium-ion battery is charging 65-watt power supply. Frankly speaking, the battery capacity 2950 mAh (44 Wh) is not too high, which is directly related to Battery life: up to 3-6 hours depending on the power plan and operation. For example, when web surfing and 100% of the level of brightness the battery is discharged after 4 hours. At the same time, the ultrabook can stay in sleep mode for about two weeks and come out of it with the Super Hybrid Engine technology in just a few seconds.
Not everyone can recognize ASUS S46CM classic ultrabook, since it is much like a conventional laptop. However, this model is worthy to rank with other ultraportable devices because it is equipped with the third generation of low voltage processor, SSD-drive, discrete graphics card, and also has a relatively small mass in the presence of built-in optical drive. I would also like to note the appearance of a solid, good build quality, which does not let you down on the road, and to justify the cost of about $ 1,000 for this equipment. Of course, this brings ultrabook enough capacity battery, which can not work for long without recharging. Somewhat disappointing and a small display visibility. Whatever it is, ASUS S46CM can become a worthy contender in the ultrabook segment.