- Product Dimensions: 32.8 x 23.6 x 2.5 cm ; 1.7 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 2.9 Kg
- Item model number: UL30A-X5K
- ASIN: B003JZC42A
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 17 2010
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #305,046 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
ASUS UL30A-X5K Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Laptop with Kindle for PC (Windows 7)(Black)
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- 1.3GHz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor; Kindle for PC pre-loaded
- 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 slots, 4GB Max
- 500GB SATA Hard Drive (5400 RPM); No optical drive
- 13.3" HD LED Display, Intel GMA 4500MHD, Wi-Fi 802.11 bgn, 0.3M Webcam
- Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit)
There is a newer model of this item:
UL30A-X5K/13.3/HD (1366 x768) (LED)/SU7300 (1.3GHz)/4GB DDR3/Intel GMA 4500MHD/500G 5400RPM/No ODD/Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)/802.11 bgn/No BT/0.3M Pixel/8cell 4400mAh/Amazon Kindle/1YR Global/1YR Accidental Damage
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