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Asus UL30A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 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. Views about the price and battery are generally positive. The usability and performance also get good views. The connectivity and touchpad get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus UL30A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus UL30A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Asus UL30A from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The battery and design also get good comments.

portability, design, battery, usability, keyboard

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UL30A-QX131V Notebook Core 2 Duo (SU7300) 1.3GHz 4096MB (2x2048MB) 320GB 13.3 inch TFT LAN WLAN BT Windows 7 Home Premium (Intel GMA X4500MHD) (BASUS UL30A-QX131V Notebook Core 2 Duo (SU7300) 1.3GHz 4096MB (2x2048MB) 320GB 13.3 inch TFT LAN WLAN BT Windows 7 Home Premium (Intel GMA X4500MHD) (B

May, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL30A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 user reviews of Asus UL30A from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Comments about the battery and price are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, performance, usability, price, battery

touchpad, connectivity

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Bernd Müller (notebookcheck.net)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (zdnet.com)

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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Asus UL30A-A1 (Core 2 Duo Su7300 1.3GHz review

 

Whether CULV thin-and-light laptops will ever fully find a spot between the Netbook world and the full-featured laptop world, they are most definitely a category that's growing every day. Dropping an optical drive and throwing a low-voltage processor...

Strong battery life; reasonable price; slim design.

Some keyboard flex; touchy touch pad; feels a bit cheap.

If you're in the market for an affordable thin-and-light, the Asus UL30A-A1 provides great value and a solid Core 2 Duo CULV processor in an attractive package.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

ASUS UL30A

 

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 (pcworld.com)

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 (NotebookReview.com)

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!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

ASUS UL30A-A1

 

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 (netbooklive.net)

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

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

Audio system:HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC 269Q / SRS / SRS Premium / SRS PS
Audio system manufacturer:Altec Lansing
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:5600
Battery life (max):11 / 12
Battery performance:2200 / 5600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 8
Run Time (Up To):10hour(s)/12hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.2in/9.3in
Height:1in
Weight:3.3lbs/3.7lbs
Width:12.7in/12.9in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss
LED backlight: Yes

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:2.1 / 3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40 / 64 / 65

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel GMA X4500MHD / NVIDIA GeForce 310M / NVIDIA GeForce G210M / NVIDIA GeForce G310M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.39 / 1.759
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):500
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model: / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel HD Graphics / No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:ASUSTeK COMPUTER
Model:A1/A2/A3B/X3/X4
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS UL30A/ASUS UL30Vt

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots: / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 15 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 15 - 35

Optical Drive

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

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD Audio / HDA / SRS / SRS PS
Compatible operating systems:Windows7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.7 x 9.13 x 0.969 / 12.7 x 9.17 x 0.969
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V / 100 - 240V 50 - 60Hz / 100 - 240V AC
Power supply type:AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Warranty:2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Intel Wireless WiFi Link 1000 / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: 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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
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:2.1 / 3.42 / 4.74
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40 / 64 / 65

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express / Intel HM55 Express
Motherboard southbridge:Intel ICH9M
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107 / 81
Processor:i5-520UM / SU7300
Processor boost frequency:1.87
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo
Processor frequency:1.066 / 1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i5-520UM / SU7300
Processor Number:SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
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
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / 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® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42791 / 47554
Processor code:SLBQP / SLGS6
Processor package size:22 / BGA 34 x 28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, User

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Asus Win flash for BIOS and Driver live Update\nASUS SmartLogon\nASUS Net 4 switch\nAsus Live Update\nAsus Multi-Frame\nAsus NB Probe +\nASUS Wireless Console\nAsus Data Security Management(ADSM)\nVirtual Camera\nASUS Splendid\nASUS Express Gate\nAsus Screen Saver\nFancy Start\neManual\nAI Recovery / ASUSDVD 6-in-1 / ASUSDVD 6-in-1, Asus Win flash for BIOS & Driver live Update, ASUS SmartLogon, ASUS Net 4 switch, Asus Live Update, Asus Multi-Frame, Asus NB Probe +, ASUS Wireless Console, Asus Data Security Management(ADSM), Virtual Camera, ASUS Splendid, ASUS Express Gate, Asus Screen Saver, Fancy Start, eManual, AI Recovery / ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nASUS
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 / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2009\nTrend Micro Internet Security 2010 (60)

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.27 / 9 / 9.13 / 9.17
Height:0.969 / 1 / 1.04
Height (front):0.551 / 0.583 / 0.984 / 1
Height (rear):0.945 / 0.969 / 1 / 1.18
Weight:3.31 / 3.44 / 3.46 / 3.53 / 3.75 / 3.97 / 4
Width:11.7 / 12.7 / 13