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Asus U30

Asus U30
alaScore 85

74 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of Asus U30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and battery. The design and portability also get good feedback, but opinions about the connectivity and sound are different.

performance, portability, design, battery, usability

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 2 user reviews of Asus U30 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the design and battery. The usability and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed opinions about the sound and touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, battery, design

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Review Asus U30SD-XA1 Subnotebook


Little multi-talent. The Taiwanese company, Asus, now has a subnotebook with a 13.3 inch screen and the latest hardware available in the U30SD. The combination of Intel's Core i5-2410M, the dedicated Nvidia GGT 520M and not least the big battery awake...

Good workmanship and aluminum looks, Solid case, Good multimedia performance, Convincing battery runtimes (8 cell battery), Low power consumption (idle), The looks, the good workmanship despite plastic case and the components' performance

Interface array (USB 3.0, eSATA), Glare-type screen surface, Moderate display ratings, Emissions during load (temperature, system noise), Poor stereo speakers, An updated interface supply with USB 3.0 and a higher quality display

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Review Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook


All-Day Core i5. Asus has removed the L from their product description and created a more powerful 13.3-incher equipped with a Core i5-430M. Can they live up to their promise of all-day computing with the help of the Nvidia Optimus? Read on to find out!

Very good battery life, Bright display, Stable casing, Good craftsmanship, Premier Alu-look optics, Chassis keeps cool, A stable, premium casing and a technical focus on the essential: maximum battery life

Glare-type TFT, High weight, Scant connectivity, Spongy keyboard, Loud DVD-drive, Docking port, matte display and a decent keyboard. That would have made the perfect Office-companion with power under the hood

Jun, 2010


Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

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.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

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

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

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...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Mar, 2010

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.

Expert review by: PC Perspective (

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...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Legit Reviews (

ASUS U30Jc Intel Core i3 350M Laptop Review


In the past a thin and light notebook meant that you had to make a compromise in battery life, performance, form factor, or price. There is no better example of this than the netbook, where performance takes a back seat to great battery life and very...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (

ASUS U30Jc 13.3-inch Notebook


Thin, sexy and packed with Core i3 power, the ASUS U30Jc is a very appealing notebook for those who want looks and performance.

Jul, 2010

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