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    ASUS new ultra-portable U36JC laptop

    ASUS new ultra-portable U36JC laptop

    ASUS new ultra-portable U36JC laptop  

    ASUS will introduce a new powerhouse laptop which boasts a 10 hour battery life, ditches the ultra-low-power processors in favor of 35 W varieties and features Nvidia graphics with Optimus technology. The new addition to the company’s U series, the u36JC Laptop, manages to keep cool with dual heatpipe technology that also keeps the palm rest area nice and chilled too.

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    ASUS new ultra-portable U36JC laptop has heatpipe internal cooling

    Housed within its magnesium-aluminum alloy cover, the U36JC has standard voltage mobile processors on a Mobile Intel HM55 Express chipset. Standard voltage is considered faster clocked, which has led to ASUS saying that its new laptop is “arguably the fastest ultra-thin laptop out there.”  There’s a choice of either an Intel Core i5-480M/460M at 2.66GHz , which can reach a clock speed of 2.93GHz when used with Turbo Boost – or an Intel Core i3-390M/380M at 2.53GHz.

    The processing power is supported by up to 4GB DDR3 memory over a couple of slots and Nvidia G310M graphics with 1GB of DDR3 onboard memory.  It also has Optimus Technology, which switches between Intel’s chip-based video and Nvidia’s card depending on need.

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    ASUS says it's "arguably the fastest ultra-thin laptop out there."

    The U36JC will be available in HDD storage options up 750GB and come with either a 4 or 8-cell battery, which gives it a weight of 1.44 or 1.6kg (3.17 or 3.52 pounds), depending on which battery is providing the juice.

    There’s a 13.3-inch glossy, LED backlit display at 16:9 aspect and 1366 x 768 resolution, and a 0.3 megapixel camera. Also, it sports a 5-in-1 card reader, a couple of USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0, HDMI-out, Gigabit Ethernet, Wireless-N Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR.  Data security is accomplished with a BIOS booting/HDD user password protection, and included Intel anti-theft and LoJack software.

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    The U36JC will be available in HDD storage options up 750GB

    ASUS engineers have developed exclusive thermal technology to transfer heat away from the system while offering a more comfortable palm rest for the user. There’s also a fingerprint-resistant nanometer coating on the palm area to make cleaning less of a chore.

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    There's also a fingerprint-resistant nanometer coating on the palm area to make cleaning less of a chore

    The 19mm (0.75-inch) thin U36JC will be available with four Windows 7 flavors to choose from and should be released shortly, with prices starting at around $1,000.

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    Posted 12/8/10

    David Novak
    David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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