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Asus U30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 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 are impressed by the usability and design. The battery and portability also get good reviews, but reviews about the connectivity and sound are mixed.

performance, portability, battery, design, 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus U30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus U30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed reviews on the sound and touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, battery, design

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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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: (notebookcheck.net)

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: (engadget.com)

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 with...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus U30Jc-A1 review

 

We're fond of saying that the 13-inch laptop is so unique it deserves its own category in the laptop family tree. In general, a 13-inch system hits the sweet spot of being the biggest laptop we'd consider carrying around every day, and also the...

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.

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.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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 (pcper.com)

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 (legitreviews.com)

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 (tweaktown.com)

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

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 5600
Battery life (max):10 / 9
Battery performance:4400 / 5600
Battery recharge time:4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.3in
Height:1.2in
Weight:4.9lbs
Width:13.1in

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 50
AC adapter power:90

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce 310M + Intel GMA HD / NVIDIA GeForce G310M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS U30JC

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.748
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking Type:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SRS / SRS Premium Sound / SRS PS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V AC / 100 - 240V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Security Features:Intel Anti-theft
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Weight:4.37
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 50
AC adapter power:90

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M / P6100
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.07 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1 / 2.26 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i5-540M / i5-560M / P6100
Processor Number:I3-350M
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / J1 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90
Type:Core i3

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 43544 / 47341 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 50175 / 50178 / 50179 / 52220 / 52224 / 53450
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC22 / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor / HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor / HDD, User

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Office Starter 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce G310M

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.37
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height:1.18
Height (front):0.787
Height (front) (imperial):0.79
Height (rear):1.14 / 1.18
Height (rear) (imperial):1.18
Weight:4.37 / 4.41 / 4.63 / 4.85
Width:12.9
Width (imperial):12.9