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Asus have launched an ultrathin range of laptops which includes the Asus U31JG.

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Pros

good battery life

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keyboard is comfortable and responsive, doesn't flex

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great build quality, everything feels solid and stable without flexing

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can handle moderate gaming duties at medium settings

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applications launch very quickly, no noticeable lag with multiple applications running

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full-screen HD video runs without a hitch, no stutter or missed frames

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Optimus enabled graphics - capable of switching discrete graphics on and off based on application requirements without user interaction, creates less heat and saves battery life

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affordable price point - as low as $699

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Asus' industry leading 2-year global warranty, including 1-year accidental damage standard

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brushed aluminum lid and palm rest

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HDMI output

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quite capable as a mainstream machine - 2.5GHz Core i3 380M, Nvidia GeForce GT 415M, 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD

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Cons

NVidia Optimus cannot be controlled by linux

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no optical drive

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isn't as attractive as the competition - slightly bulky, older two-toned aesthetic

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previous generation Core i3 processor - should be seeing an update sometime soon

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can't quite run games at full detail

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Asus have launched an ultrathin range of laptops which includes the Asus U31JG. This laptop comes ready-to-use with Windows 7 Home premium pre-installed, an Intel Core i3-380M Processor 2.53GHz and 4GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM.

This laptop comes with a super hybrid engine which boosts performance when handling demanding tasks like game playing or movie watching. This technology is specifically designed to be used with Intel Core i3 processors and when coupled with the energy-optimizing graphics package, it means little energy is wasted unnecessarily. The Asus U31JG includes the nVidia GeForce GT 415M discrete graphics card with 1GB memory to support nVidia Optimus, which is able to adjust power consumption depending on graphics intensity.  With a 13.3" HD LED display, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, 3 USB 2.0 Ports and up to 8GB of RAM this laptop is capable of all around entertainment whilst still fulfilling the needs of a desktop computer, as well as being ultra portable at only 1.78KG.

Features
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive (can be boosted to 500GB) Hard Drive
  • With a 13.3" HD LED display
  • nVidia GeForce GT 415M discrete graphics card
  • 3 USB 2.0 Ports
  • up to 8GB of RAM
  • Windows 7 Home premium pre-installed
  • Intel Core i3-380M Processor 2.53GHz
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Upto 9 hours battery life
  • Webcam and mic built-in
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