Asus has announced a new ultra-slim notebook that appears determined to tackle Lenovo's recently launched In addition to full-power i3 and i5 processors, the U36 packs discrete Nvidia graphics, though Asus hasn't mentioned a specific chip. Accompanying the GPU is Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching technology which, in combination with Asus' various CPU throttling software, can push the runtime up to 10 hours on a 4-cell battery. Unfortunately, Asus hasn't shared much else, leaving us to ponder the screen size, launch date, regional availability, and pricing. On the bright side, we should be done with our review of the U260 sometime soon.