ASUS U36 Price announced; Now available in UK
The Asus U36 isn’t quite a slim as the MacBook Air but the price is considerably lighter. Asus just dropped us an email to let us know that the new Asus U36 Ultra-portable notebook is now available in the UK, and it will retail for £699 including taxes, and is now available from a number of online stores.
The U36 notebook comes with a sleek 19mm chassis and weighs in at 1.44kg, which as Khidr Suleman from v3.co.uk notes is a couple of millimeters thicker and around 10g heavier than Apple’s MacBook Air. The U36 notebook integrates ASUS’s Super Hybrid Engine technology, which will manage the device’s energy consumption based on what the user is doing at the time.
Although users are provided with up to 10 hours of battery life as standard with the U36, it does also offer them the ability to turn off the USB 3.0 functionality in order to gain an additional 1.5 hours of battery life. The device’s soft-touch nanometer coating makes it repellent of fingerprints, dirt and even water, while its chiclet keyboard will prevent the build of dust and makes it easier to clean.
Available in black or silver colour options, the U36 wraps-up with 802.11 b/g/n wireless functionality, 500GB storage capacity, and a weight of 1.44kg.
Despite all that power, the U36 retains an impressive battery life of up to 10 hours standard. Thanks to Asus’ new Super Hybrid Engine, you can turn off USB 3.0 compatibility and add an extra 1.5 hours to your battery life – perfect for those last minute changes to a presentation at the end of the day.
To finish off the chic look of the U36, there’s a black chiclet keyboard (think MacBook Pro styley), and the casing is finished off with a soft-touch nanometer coating which is said to repel dirt, fingerprints and even water. We wouldn’t recommend taking it into the shower though.
It is available to purchase now both in-store and online from Micro Anvika, and should be arriving in Comet stores before the end of this month.