Asus unveils super-thin and sexy U36 ultra-portable with standard voltage Core i5

Jun 23, 2011
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Asus has unveiled a new ultra-portable notebook computer that is crazy thin. The machine is billed as the thinnest notebook in the world to use a standard voltage Intel Core i5 processor. Generally, the thin notebooks have to use a low voltage processor to be able to get a decent battery life. The chassis of the machine is 19mm thick and is made from lightweight magnesium alloy with a nanometer coating. That coating helps the machine to repel dirt, water, and fingerprints.

You might worry that the standard voltage processor into the design you mean a small battery with a short run time. Asus promises that the notebook will run for up to 11.5 hours. The machine uses the Asus Super Hybrid Engine with a USB 3.0 toggle. The notebook also uses NVIDIA graphics with Optimus technology to help extended the batter life. The screen of the notebook is a 13.3-inch HD TFT unit with native resolution of 1366 x 768.

The notebook has integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a five in one card reader. I already mention that the notebook was only 19mm thick, that thing profile also means lightweight with a weight of 1.44kg. The U36 is in stores in the UK right now for £699 inc VAT. You can see a video demo of the notebook below.


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