The U36JC-NYC2 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black) from ASUS is a compact notebook computer with a streamlined aluminum chassis. The system is built with portability in mind. It is less than an inch thin when closed and weighs a scant 3.7 pounds. What's more, it can run for up to 10 hours on a single charge thanks to an 8-cell battery and the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine power management system.
Graphics are handled by an nVIDIA/Intel hybrid system. The computer uses a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce 310M graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory when performance is required. It switches to integrated Intel GMA HD graphics during normal operation in order to extend battery life.
The computer is powered by a dual-core 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-480M processor, which can be overclocked to 2.93GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost technology. It boasts 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, a multi-in-1 media card reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 support, an integrated webcam and microphone as well as built-in Altec Lansing stereo speakers. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
- Supercharged Performance
- When it comes to supreme speed and sleek style, no other notebook comes close. Thanks to a unique thermal design developed by ASUS engineers, this ASUS notebook is able to sport a standard voltage Intel Core i5 processor while still maintaining its svelte, streamlined profile. These are already very capable processors in its own right, but ASUS has never been content with baseline performance. The exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine pushes them beyond their conventional limits by as much as 10% in order to ensure that it can run CPU-intensive and graphics-heavy tasks such as games and high-definition movies without breaking a sweat. And it does this without sacrificing any stability
- Super Long Battery Life
- As an urban professional, you're constantly on the move, and having a notebook that can keep up with you is of absolute importance. That's why this ASUS notebook features not one, but two energy-optimizing technologies that work in concert to ensure that the notebook stays running for an incredible 10 hours. Super Hybrid Engine intelligently cuts back on power when the notebook is performing less demanding tasks, while nVIDIA Optimus technology auto-switches between the dedicated GeForce 520M and integrated Intel HD graphics to suit the intensity of the graphics being rendered
- Super Slim Design with Superlative Audio Capabilities
- For all its multimedia power, this ASUS notebook is astonishingly sleek, coming in at just under an inch thick when closed. An elegant brushed aluminum lid keeps it extremely light, too. Despite its slimness, the audio this ASUS notebook delivers is far from weak. On the contrary, Altec Lansing stereo speakers produce full-bodied high fidelity audio that will tantalize the most discerning of listeners
- ASUS Warranty
- ASUS's superlative warranty features a full year of battery protection as well as one year of global coverage with free overnight shipping and 24x7 technical support