Asus U36 has standard-voltage CPU

Asus U36 sports a standard-voltage CPU amongst other nifty features.

Published Wed, Dec 1 2010 6:58 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:32 PM CST
Asus has unveiled a new laptop based on Intel's current Core 2010 platform. The chassis is built from aluminum-magnesium alloy lid and a "nanometer coating" on the palm rest that is meant to resist fingerprints and be easy to clean.

Asus U36 has standard-voltage CPU |

The U36 is just 0.75" thick and weighs in at 3.2 - 3.7 lbs depending on the choice between 6 and 8-cell batteries. The 8-cell is rated for 84 Wh which Asus are claiming will achieve around 10 hours of run time for the laptop.

It also uses a standard-voltage Core i3 and i5 CPU (again, depending on model) and has a GeForce 310M discrete GPU. nVidia's Optimus graphics-switching technology is offered - which is definitely not a bad thing. Keeping in mind how thin the laptop is and it has a standard-voltage CPU a more powerful GPU would have been hard to do.

Other features worth noting are it includes a 13.3" LED-backlit panel with a 1366x768 resolution, HDMI and VGA outputs, integrated card reader, 3 x USB3.0 ports, the standard GbE network, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth support - the U36 packs a nice, hard punch.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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