ASUS announces world’s thinnest notebook with standard-voltage processor, the U36
At just 19mm thick, engineers still managed to squeeze in a standard-voltage Intel mobile processor and discrete NVIDIA graphics into the new ASUS U36 ultra-portable laptop. Despite having a fast Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor onboard, the U36 can deliver up to 10 hours on a single charge thanks to Super Hybrid Engine technology and NVIDIA Optimus.
ASUS Press Release
Just 19mm thick, the ASUS U36 redefines ultra-mobile performance
[Singapore 3rd December 2010] ASUS today announced the release of the U36 model notebook, the world’s thinnest notebook with a standard-voltage Intel® processor. ASUS has developed a unique thermal design reducing notebook thickness to a mere 19mm while still packing a powerful Intel® Core™ i3 or Core™ i5 processor. Together with ASUS’ Super Hybrid Engine technology and an NVIDIA® graphics card with Optimus technology, the U36 has a super long battery life, lasting up to 10 hours.
Slim Size, Powerful Performance
While most ultra thin notebooks on the market use a low voltage CPU because of cooling and power consumption benefits, the ASUS U36 breaks the mold and offers a standard voltage Intel® Core™ i3 or Core™i5 processor for powerful performance. This is possible thanks to ASUS’s dual heat pipe design which effectively dissipates heat from the CPU without adding any extra bulk. As a result, users who create rich media content, play intensive games, or engage in heavy multitasking are able to carry around a notebook that meets their needs, yet measures just 19mm thick.
Elegant, lightweight design
With its ultra-light aluminum magnesium alloy shell and 4-cell battery, the U36 weighs a mere 1.44kg making it the perfect choice for notebook users who don’t want to be weighed down when on the move. Its unique soft-touch nanometer coating repels dirt and water too, which means the U36 will always retain its sleek good looks and all day computing won’t wear users down.
Super Long Battery Life
Ultra slim notebooks are known for their super long battery life largely thanks to their low voltage CPUs. Despite using a standard-voltage processor, the U36 is able to deliver similar mobile performance, thanks to ASUS Super Hybrid Engine technology’s ‘Battery Saving’ mode. Coupled with NVIDIA® Optimus technology, battery life can be extended for up to 10 hours for true all-day mobile computing.