ASUS U36SD DH51-13.3-inch Thin and Light Notebooks

In today’s world, more of our daily computing is done on the way, and notebook computers have become an essential part of our lives. In the past, with a notebook that was flat and easy to sacrifice meant power. Not any more. Introducing the ASUS U36, the world’s first 19mm thin laptop with an Intel standard voltage CPU. Equipped with NVIDIA Optimus technology offers the absolute best of the U36 combination of performance and energy efficiency for the size.

ASUS U36SD DH51-13.3-inch Thin and Light Notebooks

The U36 and weighs a mere 1.4 kg with a 4-cell battery, it challenges the way you think about light and compact notebook. Cache Memory Installed Size 3 MB, RAM Installed Size 4 GB RAM Max Supported Size 8 GB RAM Technology DDR3 SDRAM, HDD spindle speed 5400 RPM; Processor Number 2430m; interfaces VGA, HDMI, RJ-45, USB 2.1; USB 3.0, headphone, microphone, Data Link Protocol Ethernet, Bluetooth 3.0, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b / n / g; Battery Technology Lithium ion, 8-cell count cells; Power Device Type AC A.

This machine as it stands is very good. It is light, long battery (8:30h in saving bat mode, but if you use video media it is near 4:30h), and powerful. The only downside is the HDD that comes originally, it is a 5600rpm and for my taste it is too slow. I wanted a faster HDD, but SDD are too small in storage size or too expensive. So, I went for an hybrid SSD/HDD (Seagate momentus). Changing the HDD is not difficult if you are a bit skilled and there are many tutorial videos on youtube that show you how to do it. You have to open the computer because the hatch under the laptop only gives access to the RAM memory. But, as I say, it is not difficult and the change is really worth. The speed increase is very noticeable from the very first moment.

Product Features

  • 2.4 GHz Intel
  • 4 GB DIMM
  • 640GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GT 520 1GB
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Max RAM: 8 GB
  • Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

  • Size: 640 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Speed: 5400 rpm

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 520M
  • Graphics RAM: 1000 MB
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Sound

  • Speakers: Altec Lansing HD

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB Ports: 2
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 2
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 12.7 inches, 9.1 inches, 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds

Wireless

  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

ASUS U30SD-XA1 13.3-inch Thin and Light Laptop

The new U30SD-XA1 presents an impressive style of compact finesse, with its light aluminum alloy construction, chiclet keyboard and oversized palm rests. Start smart with its all new Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor that is smarter and faster with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for enhanced multitasking.

At less than 4.5-pounds and only 1.5-inches thin, its unique and lightweight design makes it easy to carry anywhere you go. With full HD playback capability and HDMI connectivity, you can easily enjoy the big screen experience on any HDMI-ready HDTV or home theater setup.

The sleek 13.3-inch U30SD has incredible features that go far beyond the capabilities of standard entertainment notebooks. Start smart with the second generation Intel® Core™ i5-2410M processor and 4GB of RAM for unrelenting speed for every task.

The dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce™ GT 520M with 1GB VRAM makes it possible to do everything on one compact notebook – productivity, web, video, music and of course gaming. The capable GPU offers a major upgrade over those underpowered competing notebooks, plus it supports NVIDIA® CUDA parallel computing for optimized performance and great energy savings.

Product Features and Technical Details

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

  • Size: 500 GB
  • Speed: 5400 rpm
  • Additional Drives: DVD

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 520M
  • Graphics RAM: 1024 MB
  • Interface: Integrated
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB 2.0 Ports: 3
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 13.12 inches, 9.52 inches, 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 pounds

Power

  • Rated Charge (standby): 9.5 hours

ASUS U31SD AH51-13.3-inch Thin and Light Laptop

The ultra-stylish compact 13.3-inch notebook delivers impressive AH51 U31SD multi-tasking performance and long lasting battery life for up to 8 hours1 unplugged freedom. From surfing the Internet for more tasks such as games, the U31SD-AH51 from the second-generation Intel ® Core driven ™ i5 2430m processor and DirectX ® 11 compatible NVIDIA ® GeForce ® GT 520M Graphics with 1GB of video memory and 4 GB system RAM, and you get a notebook that serious force fields for each application.

NVIDIA Optimus technology U31SD-AH51 works like a hybrid car delivers maximum performance and battery conservation depends on your task. Under an inch thick and very light, but absolutely stable for all that you want to use it in. This is the miracle of design in the U31SD-AH51, a notebook that does not sacrifice performance in the name of the style and Mobility is gone – it gives you all the best of each world.

Product Features

  • Intel Core i5 2430M
  • 4 GB DDR3 Memory
  • 640 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Nvidia GT 520 1GB Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Max RAM: 8 GB
  • Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

  • Size: 640 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Speed: 5400 rpm

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 520M
  • Graphics RAM: 1000 MB
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Sound

  • Speakers: Altec Lansing HD

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB 2.0 Ports: 3
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 12.7 inches, 9.1 inches, 0.75 inches
  • Weight: 3.7 pounds

Power

  • Rated Charge (normal use): 8 hours

Wireless

  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

ASUS U46SV DH51-14-inch Thin and Light Notebooks

The ultra-stylish compact 14-inch U46SV-DH51 notebook delivers impressive multitasking performance and long-lasting battery life for up to 8 hours1 of unplugged freedom. From Web browsing to more intensive tasks like gaming, the U46SV-DH51, powered by the second generation Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor and DirectX® 11-compatible NVIDIA®GeForce® GT 520M graphics with 1GB video memory and 8GB of system RAM, and you get a notebook that fields serious power for every application.

Featuring NVIDIA Optimus Technology, the U46SV-DH51 works like a hybrid car delivering performance and battery conservation depending on your task at hand. Under an inch thick and very light but totally durable for everything you want to use it in. That’s the wonder of the design that has gone into the U46SV-DH51, a notebook that doesn’t sacrifice performance in the name of style and mobility – it gives you all the best of every world.

The newly-redesigned U46SV-DH51 offers the sheer power of the second generation Intel® Core™ i5-2430M processor in a sleek and light form factor that’s fun and easy to carry with stylish portability. You can get more done over a full day of computing with exclusive ASUS Super Hybrid Engine energy optimization.

With up to 8 hours of unplugged freedom,1 the built-in ASUS Super Hybrid Engine uses both hardware and software to optimize system performance, control fan noise, and ensure long-lasting, charger-free mobility through selectable power profiles. Whether it is maximizing battery life or performance, each profile is enhanced for virtually any user scenario you can imagine—putting you in full control of the notebook. NVIDIA Optimus Technology furthers battery savings by detecting system load and automatically switching between discrete and embedded graphics. It seamlessly gives you power when you need it and energy efficiency for less demanding tasks.

Product Features

  • 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2430M, 2.4-3.0GHz, (32nm, 3MB L3 cache)8GB DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory , 8cell battery
  • nVidia GT 540M 1024MB PCI-Express GDDR3 DX11 with Optimus™ Technology
  • 750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 14.1″ HD 16:9 “Glare Type” Super Clear Ultra Bright Glossy LED Screen (1366×768)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

  • Hardware Platform: PC
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5
  • Number of Processors: 2
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM Type: SODIMM
  • Max RAM: 8 GB
  • Memory Slots: 2

Hard Drive

  • Size: 750 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Type: Serial ATA
  • Speed: 5400 rpm

Graphics and Display

  • Graphics Card: GeForce GT 540M
  • Graphics RAM: 1000 MB
  • LCD Native Resolution: 1366 x 768

Sound

  • Speakers: Altec Lansing HD

Ports and Connectivity

  • USB 2.0 Ports: 2
  • VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

  • Size (LWH): 9.65 inches, 13.11 inches, 0.97 inches
  • Weight: 4.85 pounds

Wireless

  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

Targus CityLite Top Loading Case for 16 inch notebooks with black accents TBT050US Grey)


The Targus 16 “Laptop Case is CityLite protect notebooks with up to 16” screens. Perfect for world travelers looking for a functional yet lightweight body offers the city lite case has an easy access front pocket for pens, cell phone and other accessories. Secure storage of magazines and other documents in the expandable file section. The travel both ergonomic comfort and convenience, this case offers luggage strap for easy transport on rolling luggage, dual padded handles and an adjustable padded removable shoulder strap.

  • padded sleeve protects notebooks with screens up to 16 ¿
  • Front storage section includes business card holder, pen loops, accessory pockets and key clip, also features a divided, expandable file section
  • Trolly travel for easy attachment to rolling cases
  • made of durable black and gray nylon