It appears near the time to renew family and Asus ultraportable rumors on the Web increases. According to reports from Engadget, in fact, the giant Taiwanese would be to bring to market new models Asus U31SD, and U31E U36SD, the first of which is already available on the official website. All three notebooks should be characterized by a display diagonal of 13.3 inches and 1366 x 768 pixel resolution and the presence of Intel dual-core Sandy Bridge.
The lines are clean and dynamic and brushed aluminum chassis in black and silver. The laptops also have very low weights and thicknesses: Asus U31 in particular should have a thickness of only 2.5 cm with a weight that is below the 1.8 kg, while Engadget suggests even less than two inches thick and weighing about 1.5 kg Asus U36SD. Processors should be adopted the dual core Intel Core i3-2310M, with a clock rate of 2.1 GHz and a TDP of 35 W or Core i5-2410M with the working frequency of 2.3 GHz which can reach up to 2.9 GHz Intel through the function Turbo Boost and always a TDP of 35 W.
All three models should then rely on a quantity of RAM expandable to 8 GB, a budget almost desktop-replacement to ensure that these ultra-portable, coupled with the CPU in such a great flexibility of use. As for the graphics industry, according to the abbreviations commonly used by the company, Asus U31E should use only the integrated graphics subsystem in the processor, or Intel GMA HD, therefore able to manage the video streams at 1080p without any problems.
Asus U31SD U36SD and they should also offer an optional dedicated graphics card, the Nvidia GeForce 520M GT with 1 GB of RAM, belonging to the entry level and based on core GF108, with 48 pipelines and working frequencies equal to 740 MHz core , 1480 MHz for the shader units and 800 MHz for DDR3. Hard drives are available in various denominations, from 320 to 750 GB at 5400 rpm, but with the 500 and 750 GB models also available in a more powerful version at 7200 rpm, in addition there is also a hybrid from 500 GB to 7200 rpm and 4 GB of NAND Flash memory, which can speed up execution of programs as if you were using a SSD.
Among other salient features to indicate the presence of a card reader 5-in-1 (SD / SDXC / MS / MS Pro / MMC) and 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN. Very interesting and especially the integration of technology ASUS SuperHybrid Engine, capable of dynamic switching between different energy profiles depending on the workload required to laptop. Coupled with the 6-cell battery and 4400 Wh mAh/47 or 8-cell 5600 mAh/83 Wh, this solution should provide, according to the manufacturer, the next 10 hours autonomy. But still we have no definite information regarding delivery times and prices.