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Old September 29, 2011, 06:33 AM
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Nice, thanks. Doesn't really look like it's worth the eyesore to get an hour more of battery life. I only mentioned 16bit since that's what Asus sets their own battery saving profile to on my own ul
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Old September 29, 2011, 06:46 AM
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Personally, I usually enable a custom battery profile on all of my notebooks. I set it to 50% brightness, cap the CPU at 75%, disable the keyboard backlight and set the display to dim after 3 minutes of non-use.

Something else I wanted to mention is the expectation (and complaints) about the lack of some features on this notebook. Adding in a backlit keyboard and a higher resolution screen would have seriously increased the cost, likely to above the $1050 mark. Not only that but keyboard backlighting brings additional challenges like extra heat and the need for a bit more space between the keys and the PCB components, thus increasing the thickness. Personally, I can do without both if it means a sub-$900 ultra portable working experience. My only huge issue with this thing is its glossy screen and bezel.
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Old September 29, 2011, 09:50 AM
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Oh man.. Now I really want to sell my UL80 just to purchase this, I hate this glossy case and horrendous touchpad lol.
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Old September 29, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Oh man.. Now I really want to sell my UL80 just to purchase this, I hate this glossy case and horrendous touchpad lol.
I'm tempted to sell mine for one of these, too.
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is there an error in the article? you say its 1.66 lbs, did you mean 1.66 kg?
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Old September 30, 2011, 08:39 PM
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You are correct. 1.66kg.
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My initial thinking was that this isn't super hot for the price, given Acer's 3830tg packs a better GPU at like, 60% of the price. Sure, its acer, but for the cost you could almost buy 2 to cover yourself when one dies and have better gaming performance.
BUT THEN, I was like "matte finish?!?!" *throws wallet at picture of U36D"
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Old October 27, 2011, 11:16 AM
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Default ASUS U36SD or Sony vaio s

what do you think in better, Asus U36SD or Sony Vaio S 13.3 inch?
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Old October 27, 2011, 12:04 PM
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As a longtime Vaio owner (I currently own a Vaio Z), I'd actually go for the ASUS due to a number of factors:

- Longer standard warranty
- Huge battery life
- Excellent finish quality and durability
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