- Product Dimensions: 32.8 x 23.6 x 2.5 cm ; 1.7 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 3 Kg
- Item model number: UL30A-X5
- ASIN: B002P3KMVC
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Dec 9 2009
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #284,615 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
ASUS UL30A-X5 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Black Laptop (12 Hours of Battery Life)
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- 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor
- 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 slots, 4GB Max
- 500GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM), No Optical Drive
- 13.3" HD LED LCD Display, Intel GMA 4500MHD, Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn, 0.3M Webcam
- Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit), *12.5 Hours of Battery Life
There is a newer model of this item:
Weighing less than 4lbs and measuring less than an inch thin, the new ASUS UL30A-X5 is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, it boasts an impressive 12 hour battery life for all-day computing. It also sports user-centric features such as a multi-gesture touchpad and provides an impressive multimedia entertainment experience with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS Premium Sound. All of these features and more are shrouded in a robust brushed aluminum lid that not only looks magnificent, but also helps in maintaining the notebook’s stylish exterior day after day. ASUS notebooks come with a 1 year global warranty, one month zero bright dot guaranty, free two-way shipping and twenty-four hour tech support seven days a week. Plus it comes with a FREE One Year Accidental Damage Warranty protecting your notebook from drops, fire, spills and surges.
Top Customer Reviews
And, I have to say this thing is snappy, feels faster often than my desktops, which I find rather surprising.
In other words, this is a great buy!
Speed isn't remarkable, but this is due to the use of a relatively slow 'ultra-low-voltage' processor which, of course, contributes to the extra battery life. It's certainly fast enough for most real-life apps (though it might bog down with some fantasy-life games). Appearance is crisp and professional, although the high-gloss black plastic finish can show fingerprints. Overall, it feels light, rather than solidly luxurious like,say, a MacBook Pro, but I would certainly not classify it as flimsy. Overall, you can tell that the ASUS engineers were aiming for portability, convenience and affordability. I think they succeeded on all counts. If this is what you are looking for, the UL30A should make you happy!
If you buy one, I suggest that you also consider:
- a mouse - USB or wireless
- an optical drive - movies show well, so enjoy the convenience of playing your DVD's
Aesthetically, the unit looks very sharp with the thin (< 1 inch thickness) all-black body and the brushed aluminum lid.
I know I should mention some of the negatives as well but as a 'half-cup-full' person, I tend to concentrate on the positives. Let's just say that it serves all my purposes (web surfing, emails, video watching and note taking) extremely well and I have yet got hung up on any single negative. Your mileage may vary though, as always.
Last note: with several web-pages open and video streaming at the lowest brightness, I get approximately 6-7 hours out of the battery.
Most recent customer reviews
Excellent product! No issues in three years and it's had heavy use. Great battery life and charges quickly, I have other ASUS products and have never had any issue with them.Published on May 26 2013 by Ralph Duross
This laptop is for my gf and it is great, for a windows 7 HP w. office 2007. The battery can last for more than 6 hours under web browsing/music/word 2007. Read morePublished on Nov. 15 2010 by yunzhi
OK, all the advertised points are true, and I deeply, deeply appreciate the long battery life and all the other doodads (most of which are little more than tech candy). Read morePublished on July 3 2010 by David Foy