It is said to be the “world’s thinnest standard voltage i5″ laptop. Do you want it or not? Asus U36 has just hit the British shelves and is more than willing to offer itself for the price of £699 (or $1200).
The laptop has a 13.3 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and is only 19 mm thick but well equipped. Powered by a standard voltage Intel Core i5 processor, with Sandy Bridge, the ultrathin laptop has enough storage for everybody – 500 GB. The video experience is ensured by the NVIDIA Graphics with Optimus technology. The other specs include WiFi, a 5 in 1 card reader and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine with USB 3.0 toggle. The standard battery life reaches a total of 10 hours. However, if you feel like squeezing some more life out of your laptop, just turn off the USB 3.0 and you’ll get 1.5 hours extra.
What makes this laptop so thin? It’s the lightweight magnesium alloy and the Asus craftsmanship, of course. It only weighs 1.44 kg, although it’s ultra slim, it comes with a standard processor, it’s elegant (by the way, the laptop coating repells dirt, fingerprints and water, so there are three worries taken off the list) and it’s finally in UK. The Americans got it first in December. After half a year, the British can enjoy it for £699.