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Asus UL30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1371 reviews of Asus UL30. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The performance and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus UL30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus UL30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Asus UL30 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. Opinions about the durability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The battery and design also get good views.

portability, design, battery, keyboard, durability

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

This summary is based on the products: Asus UL30A Ultra Thin Notebook (Silver), 13.3" Screen, Intel Celeron SU2300 (1.2GHz Dual Core, 1MB Cache), 3GB 400MHz DDR3 RAM, 320GB HDD, 8-Cell/80WHASUS UL30A-QX328V Notebook Core 2 Duo (SU7300) 1.3GHz 3GB RAM 320GB 13.3 inch TFT LAN WLAN BT Windows 7 Home Premium (Intel GMA X4500MHD) (Black)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) (B

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus UL30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1159 user reviews of Asus UL30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the screen and price are overall positive. The performance and battery are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the connectivity.

portability, battery, performance, price, screen

connectivity

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UL30A-X5K Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Laptop with Kindle for PC (Black)ASUS UL30Vt-X1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Black Laptop (11 Hours of Battery Life)ASUS UL30Vt-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Silver Laptop (12 Hours of Battery Life)

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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.

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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...

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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

RECOMMENDED PRODUCT

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Asus UL30A

 

A netbook makes a fine travel notebook to check up on e-mail, find night life destinations on Google maps, and tap out a few quick journal entries, but for heavy lifting, Intel's Atom is a garden trowel where a backhoe is needed.

Thin ; lightweight; excellent value; outstanding 9-hour battery life; handles Vista with aplomb; attractive brushed-aluminum lid

Spotty Wi-Fi connectivity; quite a bit of flex in the lid; finger drags on touch pad; no optical drive; little gaming prowess

It excels where netbooks fail, without losing sight of the lean-and-mean design strategy that has made netbooks so popular...

Editor's Choice!

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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...

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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

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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

The ASUS UL30A-A1 is a very nice 13" ultraportable notebook. The design is attractive and the construction of the body is great; with high quality materials used throughout. The keyboard is comfortable to type on, with excellent support to resist any...

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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.

Editor's Choice!

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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.

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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...

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

Battery

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

Dimensions & Weight

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Silver

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU7300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Software

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

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