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Asus UL30A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews of Asus UL30A. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and battery. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, performance, usability, battery, price

touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus UL30A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Asus UL30A from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the keyboard and usability are overall positive. The battery and design also get good opinions.

portability, design, battery, usability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus UL30VT Black Frame Black UK Replacement Laptop KeyboardAsus UL30VT Black Frame Black UK Replacement Laptop Keyboard

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Asus UL30A


alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Asus UL30A from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the battery and price. The usability and performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and touchpad get critical reviews.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery

touchpad, connectivity

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UL30Vt-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop (12 Hours of Battery Life)ASUS UL30Vt-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop (12 Hours of Battery Life)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Bernd Müller (

Review Asus UL30A-QX050V Notebook


15-Hour marathon. The polite big brother of the currently at hand

High Battery Life; Low Power Consumption; Acceptable Performance; Low Heat Dissipation and Low Volume; Large Keyboard Layout

Reflective TFT; Sensitive Surfaces

For those that find the UL30A perfect, with the exception of the reflective display, we recommend a glance at the Acer Travelmate 8371-352G16N Business Timeline.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (

Asus U30Jc-1A Review - A Review of the Asus U30Jc-1A


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

Even with its discrete graphics chip running, the U30Jc kept rather cool. After playing a Hulu video at full screen for 15 minutes, the middle of the underside and the touchpad only reached 89 degrees Fahrenheit, and the space between the G and H keys...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Asus UL30A


If you've got modest needs, the value presented by the UL30A is hard to ignore, especially in light of its amazing battery life. Recommended.

Above average speakers, Excellent battery life, SU7300 processor should cover most needs, Multi-touch touchpad

No gigabit Ethernet, Some of the bundled software isn't as slick as it could be

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

ASUS UL30A Review


ASUS' first entry into the ULV market provides a great balance between portability, power, and price. Though this notebook isn't a multimedia powerhouse, it doesn't need to be. Consumers who want a light, portable machine that won't choke when taxed or...

Light, attractive design, Long battery life, Solid overall performance, Good keyboard

Poor graphics performance, Screen a bit too glossy

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: K.T. Bradford (



Outfitted with a new low-voltage processor and plenty of internal storage, this ultraportable offers 10 hours of endurance and enough muscle for work and play.

Light, attractive design ; Long battery life ; Solid overall performance ; Good keyboard

Poor graphics performance ; Screen a bit too glossy

The ASUS UL Series is the company’s first entry into the low-cost ultraportable notebook market, and the UL30A shows off what's great about the line. Taking full advantage of its Intel Ultra-Low Voltage (ULV) processor, this 13.3-inch notebook combines...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Asus UL30


Good battery life ; Great keyboard

Below-average performance

Slick looks, a CULV processor and a huge keyboard make Asus' new ultraportable a laptop worth a second (and maybe even a third) look.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Kevin O'Brien (

ASUS UL30 Review


The ASUS UL30 series is a thin and lightweight 13.3" notebook powered by the Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor. Aiming to compete against the Acer Timeline series, this model boasts an impressive 12 hours of runtime, for true all-day computing. Offering a...

Excellent battery life ; Solid build and good design ; Great keyboard

Display has poor viewing angles ; Small AC adapter gets hot

Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice!

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The UL30A-A1 is elegantly thin because CULV processors eliminate the need for clunky fans. It stands a little taller than the MacBook Pro 13-inch because it uses a bigger 84Wh battery that props the unit up from the back, but measures thinner in its...

Amazing battery life. Metallic design is gorgeous. 500GB of storage. Software over-clocking feature works well. Comes standard with huge battery. Lightweight. 4GB of DDR3 memory

Available through e-tailers only ; Watch our ASUS UL30A-A1 video review

The ASUS UL30A-A1 is an amazing ultra-thin laptop that gives 10 hours of battery life for less than what everyone else is charging.

Expert review by: Mike (

Asus UL30A review – best 13-incher under 1000 bucks – Asus UL30A


Review Summary – Asus UL30A The 13.3 inch Asus UL30A is the best affordable portable notebook i got my hands on ever, period. Comes with very good looks and overall almost impeccable construction quality,...

good looking and overall great build quality, with brushed aluminum lid cover ; good chiclet style full size keyboard ; 13.3″ HD Ready (1366 x 768 px resolution) LED lit display ; great specs: Core 2 Duo SU9600 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, 500 GB hard drive,...

screen is glossy, so difficult to use outside, during the day ; keyboard flexes just a little bit too much ; touch-pad is not physically separated from the rest of the body, and some might find this annoying especially when scrolling ; poor webcam;...

The 13.3 inch Asus UL30A is the best affordable portable notebook i got my hands on ever, period. Comes with very good looks and overall almost impeccable construction quality, decent autonomy and a good price for what it has to offer. It uses a low...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hoffman (

Asus UL30VT A1 Laptop Review


If you're in the market for a new laptop and like the idea of a netbook, but think you might be better off with a more capable, larger laptop, then check out the Asus UL30VT A1. Get the battery life and much of the portability of a netbook with the...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

The ASUS UL30A is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, it boasts an impressive 12-hours battery life for all-day computing, user-centric features such as multi-gesture touchpad and impressive multimedia entertainment with Altec Lansing and SRS Premium Sound. These features can be found in an ultra-light notebook that is generously cloaked in brushed aluminum and measuring less than 1-inch in profile.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.39
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS UL30A/ASUS UL30Vt

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft)/802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8
Memory channels supported by processor:2
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor Number:SU7300
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42791 / 47554
Processor package size:22 / BGA 34 x 28


Installed Size:3GB/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 Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA GeForce G210M / Intel GMA 4500MHD