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Asus U30

Asus U30
alaScore 85

252 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 252 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and screen. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the connectivity.

battery, portability, performance, screen, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus U30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 user reviews of Asus U30 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

battery, portability, performance, screen, build quality

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS U30SD-XA1 13.3-Inch Thin and Light Laptop (Black)ASUS U30JC-A1 13.3-Inch Laptop (Silver)ASUS U30JC-A2B 13.3-Inch Laptop (Silver)

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Review Asus U30SD-XA1 Subnotebook


Little multi-talent. The Taiwanese company, Asus, now has a subno

Good workmanship and aluminum looks; Solid case; Good multimedia performance; Convincing battery runtimes (8 cell battery); Low power consumption (idle)

Interface array (USB 3.0, eSATA); Glare-type screen surface; Moderate display ratings; Emissions during load (temperature, system noise); Poor stereo speakers

Various consumer subnotebooks with 13.3 inch screens in the price range of 900 euros. Among them, the Acer Aspire 3750, the slimmer Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG, the faster Sony VAIO VPC-SB1Z9EB, and the premium subnotebook 900X3A from Samsung, but...

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Review Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook


All-Day Core i5. Asus has removed the L from their product descri

Very good battery life; Bright display; Stable casing; Good craftsmanship; Premier Alu-look optics; Chassis keeps cool

Glare-type TFT; High weight; Scant connectivity; Spongy keyboard; Loud DVD-drive

Acer Aspire Timeline X 4820TG: thinner structure (14-inch), more 3D-power, shorter battery life. Lenovo ThinkPad L412: better input devices, matte display, lower battery life; Sony Vaio VPC-S11: Core i3 with weaker runtime and the same GPU; Acer Aspire...


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Asus U30Jc-A1


Asus has built a solid workhorse in the 13-inch U30Jc-1A that sacrifices some portability for gaming prowess, but still has great battery life.

Powerful 13-inch with Nvidia Optimus graphics and new Intel Core i3 CPU

Bulky and heavy; only $100 less than a 13-inch MacBook; no Bluetooth


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Asus U30Jc-A1


Powerful Core i3 CPU and dedicated GeForce 310M graphics ; Sleek aluminum-wrapped design ; Incredibly quick boot time ; Surprising gaming performance ; Comfortable, quiet keyboard ; Extra-large multitouch touchpad ; Over six hours of battery life with...

Chunkier than a true thin-and-light ; Optimus still has some rough edges ; Tacky chrome touchpad buttons ; Some bloatware

Asus U30Jc offers indecisive notebook buyers a do-it-all machine that sacrifices very little to do a lot.

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ASUS U30Jc review


Core i3 laptops with no more than 2.5 hours of battery life... seen 'em. Intel ULV laptops that last for more than 5.5 hours... seen 'em. A Core i3 laptop

Fingerprint resistant brushed aluminum lid ; NVIDIA Optimus automatic graphic switching ; Solid battery life

Thick and heavy for a 13-inch laptop ; Terrible viewing angles ; Preloaded with crapware

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Asus U30Jc-1A


Thanks to Nvidia's automatic switchable graphics, this good-looking 13-inch notebook combines gaming cred with long battery life.

The U30Jc is a worthy investment for those looking for good graphics performance and long battery life in a fairly portable 13-inch package. Just as important, this handsome aluminum-clad notebook has the brains to know when users require more muscle...

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ASUS U30Jc-1A Review


The U30Jc is a worthy investment for those looking for good graphics performance and long battery life in a fairly portable 13-inch package. Just as important, this handsome aluminum-clad notebook has the brains to know when users require more muscle...

Attractive aluminum design, Good graphics performance, Excellent battery life, Impressive audio quality, Two-year warranty

Heavy for 13-inch notebook, Glossy screen kicks back reflections

Editor's Choice!

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Asus U30Jc-A1


The island-style keyboard means the U30Jc-A1's square keys are non-interconnecting. It's not a traditional keyboard, like the one found in the Dell i1464 and HP dv4-2153cl, and it doesn't have a backlit function like the one on the MacBook Pro 13-inch....

Two GPUs. Nvidia Optimus can seamlessly switch between the two GPUs. Excellent battery life. Full-size keyboard. Metallic top. Big battery. Excellent battery life. Good performance scores

No ExpressCard slot

The Asus U30Jc-A1 is one of the few 13-inch laptops that run on a standard volt Intel Core processor while keeping your bank account out of the red.

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ASUS U30Jc Core i3 Optimus Notebook Review - Power Envy


The Asus U30j is a brushed aluminum beauty that proves it isn't just about good looks. With NVIDIA Optimus under the hood, this slim notebook begs you to consider why you even both with netbooks in ...

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ASUS U30Jc Core i3 Optimus Notebook Review - Power Envy


'Here at PC Perspective, we have been reviewing a lot of netbooks recently: the Asus Eee 1201N , the Acer Ferrari One 200 , and the MSI Wind U230-040 . While these products are great for long battery life and light-duty work, but what if you wanted a...

Product Specifications

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS U30JC

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard




Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Processor Number:I3-350M
Type:Core i3


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce G310M