Asus gets slimline with new notebook

U36 notebook measures 19mm thick, boasts up to 10 hours battery time

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Asus gets slimline with new notebook The new Asus U36 notebook is just 19mm thick and weighs 1.44 kilogrammes.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  December 7, 2010

Asus is set to release the world's thinnest notebook, the U36, which is just 19mm thick.

The notebook works off an Intel Core i3 or Core i5 processor and features Asus' Super Hybrid Engine technology and an NVIDIA graphics card with Optimus technology.

Ultra slim notebooks are known for their super long battery life largely thanks to their low voltage CPU's, says Asus. The U36 is able to deliver similar mobile performance, due to the Asus Super Hybrid Engine technology's Battery Saving mode, this, added to the NVIDIA Optimus technology means that the U36 battery life can be extended for up to 10 hours.

According to Asus, while most ultra thin notebooks on the market use a low voltage CPU because of cooling and power consumption benefits, the Asus U36 offers standard voltage processors.  This is due to Asus's dual heat pipe design which cools the CPU without adding any extra bulk.

The notebook features an ultra-light aluminium magnesium alloy shell and 4-cell battery and weighs in at1.44kg. The soft-touch nanometre coating is designed to repel dirt and water, keeping the notebook clean.

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