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ASUS U36SD-A1 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)

B&H # ASU36SDA1 MFR # U36SD-A1
ASUS U36SD-A1 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)

ASUS U36SD-A1 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black) Front Left View Front Right View Camera View Right-Side View Left-Side View

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Product Highlights

  • 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Hybrid: nVIDIA GT520M & Intel Graphics
  • 640GB SATA Hard Drive with 5400rpm
  • 13.3" LED Backlit Widescreen Display
  • WiFi 802.11b/g/n & Bluetooth 2.1
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone, Speakers
  • Up to 10 Hour Battery Life
  • Less than 4 lb & 19mm Thick
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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The U36SD-A1 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black) from ASUS is a super-thin, high-performance notebook computer, designed with all-day computing in mind. This notebook is no thicker than 0.75 inches and weighs a mere 3.65 pounds, so it will seamlessly fit into your bag. While it relies upon high-performance components, such as an Intel Core i5-2410M CPU and a dedicated nVIDIA GT520M GPU, it is designed for power-efficiency and has an 8-cell lithium-ion battery. It features a 10-hour battery life before needing a recharge and has a built-in cooling system so the notebook doesn't become uncomfortably hot to use. The hard aluminum-magnesium alloy casing ensures durability and the nanometer coating provides a surface that's soft to the touch and easy to clean.

Without sacrificing performance for a small size, this computer utilizes a fast dual-core 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2410M CPU. The CPU can also be over clocked to run at 2.9GHz via Intel's Turbo Boost Technology. For graphics, the notebook utilizes a hybrid system. It features a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GT520M GPU with 1GB of DDR3 VDRAM for handling demanding graphics. The notebook also has Intel HD Graphics 3000 integrated into the CPU. The built-in nVIDIA Optimus technology tells the computer when to switch between graphics processors so as to balance spectacular visual performance with power efficiency.

This notebook features a High-Definition, 13.3" LED-backlit screen that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 and an antiglare panel. Also, if you want to stream video or visuals to another display, the system supports Intel's Wireless Display technology. This technology allows you to connect to an HDTV wirelessly. You'll need an optional HDTV adapter, such as the Netgear Push2TV. For wired connectivity to an HDTV, the notebook features an HDMI output.

Beyond these features, the system boasts 4GB of RAM and a 640GB SATA hard drive that spins at a disk speed of 5400rpm. For connecting to the Internet, it features 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and a Gigabit Ethernet port. It supports Bluetooth 2.1 for connecting to wireless peripherals. For connecting external devices, it has a USB 3.0 port as well as two USB 2.0 ports. It has a 5-in-1 memory card slot to transfer photos or video from your camera or camcorder. For multimedia fun and online chatting, it has dual Altec Lansing speakers, as well as an integrated microphone and webcam. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Thermal Cooling Technology
After prolonged use with many notebook computers, the palm rests and the system in general can sometimes become uncomfortably warm. This notebook features an exclusive thermal technology to keep the system and palm rests cool. Using dual light heat pipes and an efficiently-designed layout, heat is transferred away from the palm rest for a more comfortable user experience.
NVIDIA Optimus Technology Extends Battery Life
While the U36 features a standard voltage CPU and a powerful GPU, its battery doesn't drain quickly. That's why the U36 features energy-optimizing technology that works to ensure it stays running up to 10 hours. NVIDIA Optimus technology auto-switches between the dedicated nVIDIA GT 520M GPU and integrated graphics to suit the intensity of the visuals being rendered, resulting in a longer battery life.
Stylish Design with MG-AL Alloy Cover and Silky Nanometer Coating
The U36 features a super-light yet highly durable magnesium-aluminum alloy cover that can handle the rigors of being transported around all day, yet still looks refined and distinguished. An easy to clean silky nanometer coating on the palm rests helps ease the stress of extended workdays while keeping the notebook looking clean by repelling fingerprints and dust.
Performance
Processor 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-2410M
Cache L3: 3MB
System Bus 5GT/s
Memory Slots: 2x SO-DIMM 204-Pin
Type: PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 4 GB   
Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
Installed: NVIDIA GeForce GT520M with up to 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dedicated ; Intel Graphics System HD 3000 
Display
Type Widescreen
Size 13.3"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Finish Antiglare
Native Resolution 1366 x 768
Color Gamut Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Supported Resolutions Not Specified By Manufacturer
External Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dual Display Not Specified By Manufacturer
Video Mirroring Not Specified By Manufacturer
Secondary Display
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 640GB 5400rpm
Type: SATA
Optical Drive None
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 3.0 (A) Allows you to charge a connected device when the PC is off, hibernating, or in sleep mode
2x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x HDMI
1x VGA
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output with shared S/PDIF
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
2x  Integrated Stereo Speakers 2W, Altec Lansing
1x Integrated Microphone
Expansion Slots None
Flash Media Slot 1x SD
1x MMC
1x xD-Picture Card
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick PRO 1
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One slot supports all of these formats.

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Communications
Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem None
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Mobile Broadband None
GPS None
Webcam Yes
.3MP Photo
General
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Security Kensington Lock Slot
Keyboard Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
Features: Chiclet Style
Pointing Device TouchPad with Three-Finger Swipe
Battery 8-Cell Lithium-Ion  Providing up to 10 Hours per Charge (83Wh)
Power Requirements AC: 100-240 V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.9 x 0.8 x 9.4" / 32.8 x 1.9 x 23.8 cm
Weight 3.65 lb / 1.66 kg
ASUS U36SD-A1 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black)
  • AC Adapter
  • Software Bundle:
    • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    • Microsoft Office Starter Preloaded (Purchase of Full Version Will Unlock It on this PC)
    • 2-Year Limited Warranty (Global)
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