Today I am going to check out a notebook that most would consider to be an ultraportable notebook with a 13.3-inch screen. This class of machine isn't as portable as the new breed of 11-inch notebooks on the market, but that larger screen is welcomed by some users.
ASUS has come a long way over the last few years in name recognition. Much of that new name recognition is thanks to its wildly popular line of Eee netbooks. Netbooks are far from all ASUS is about, though, and this little notebook is a good example of the well-priced machines with nice features that ASUS has in its lineup.
If you are in the market for a notebook that has lots of portability and style, but you don't want a small 11 or 12-inch notebook, the 13.3-inch ASUS U35JC-A1 may be exactly what you need. Let's get into the review of the ASUS U35JC-A1 and see how well the machine stands up to our benchmarks.
Specifications, Availability, and Pricing
The ASUS U35JC-A1 is the model I am looking at today. You can find the machine at lots of online retailers and the ASUS U35JC-A1 is on Newegg.com for $879.99 at the time of writing.
ASUS sells a few other configurations for the ASUS U35JC line that have different specifications. The chart below lists all available specs for the family. My test machine is the base model with the Core i3 CPU, 500GB of storage, and an 8-cell battery. Check out the spec chart below: