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alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 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 products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and usability. The battery and performance also get good reviews. Comments about the sound and touchpad are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the performance and usability. The keyboard and design also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Mar, 2019

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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the sound.

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sound

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)

Mar, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Asus UL30A

 

Battery life of over 10 hours makes this 13.3in laptop a tempting proposition.

Superb battery life ; Good value ; Quiet

Drab design ; Slightly flimsy body ; Average viewing angles

It won't win any beauty pageants, but the Asus UL30A has it where it counts: value and battery life. A great keyboard, solid feature set and generous two-year warranty only further strengthen its credentials.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Asus UL30A review

 

Want a cheap ultra-light but can't settle for a netbook? Asus' UL30A could well be the laptop with you...

The best super-light laptop for the price, let down only by a blue cast to the screen

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tommy Melville (techradar.com)

Asus UL30A review

 

One of the most portable laptops we have ever seen, but performance suffers

Fantastic battery life ; Decent storage ; Highly portable

No DVD drive ; Not very powerful

A brilliant laptop for those wanting to work away from the mains, but if power is your main consideration, this machine is a bit lacking

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

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 : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus UL30A review

 

Quite literally, it looks as though Asus cribbed notes from its own designs as well as the competition to come up with a decent pedigree. The Asus UL30A has all the marks of a laptop that makes a good showing - even though we haven't had a chance to...

All said and done, the Asus UL30A is a reasonably good package, but it is around £525. You might find yourself asking if you want to get something that might not run as long, but have more muscle (like, say, Dell's Studio 14z) or forgo a little bit of...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Jack Schofield (guardian.co.uk)

Asus UL30 notebook

 

The Asus UL30 notebook is liberating and well worth considering if you can get over the keyboard layout

Above-average build quality and finish; very quiet; 4GB memory; far better performance than a netbook

Keyboard layout; downward-facing speakers can be muffled; no built-in SIM slot for mobile broadband

The UL30 is nicely finished, feels robust, and performs well by ultraportable standards. If you can adapt to the keyboard layout, it's well worth considering.

Mar, 2010

RECOMMENDS

Expert review by : Laptopfreak (laptop-review.eu)

Asus UL30A - Simple, cheap and efficient.

 

This time we have a little treat for you from Asus to warm up these cold days. The UL30A is Asus' newest take on a laptop aimed at the business and student segments in which mobility is key. Besides containing a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, a ULV...

Phenomenal battery life ; Multi-gesture touchpad ; Beautiful, thin and elegant design ; Windows 7 ; Good keyboard

Resolution in SplashTop OS ; No optical drive

The Asus UL30A is a computer made for the business and student segments, in part due to the long battery life as well as its small size, making it very mobile. The computer sports decent hardware like an Intel SU7300 processor, 500GB hard drive, 4GB of...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Asus UL30A

 

The Asus UL30 makes the most of Intel's new budget CPU to deliver a super-slim laptop that manages to cram in a 9-hour battery life, Intel Core 2 Duo SU2300 processor and 3GB of memory. The Windows 7 laptop has 13.3-inch LED widescreen display that...

The Asus UL30A makes the most of Intel’s new dual-core processor to deliver a super-slim and well-built laptop. With plenty of power, it ploughs through heavy-duty tasks, so you can sit back and watch HD movies in style – and you will watch them,...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Asus UL30A review

 

If you want a laptop packing Windows 7, then look no further

Great looks, crammed with excellent features, works like a dream

Keyboard could be better, trackpad sometimes sluggish

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus UL30A review

 

All said and done, this machine a reasonably good package, but it is £500. You might find yourself asking if you want to get something that might not run as long, but have more muscle or forgo a little bit of that power and save a few bucks with a...

Sep, 2009

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 speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.3cm
Height:2.5cm
Weight:1.5kg
Width:32.2cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel GMA X4500MHD / 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
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:No / 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:QX056V/QX123V/QX131V
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS UL30A

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard/Touchpad / Keyboard / Mouse

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
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 (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

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:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN: 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, 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 / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational conditions

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

Optical Drive

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

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows 7 Home Premium
Family:Windows 7
Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium/Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other features

Audio system:HD Audio / HDA / Realtek ALC 269Q / SRS / SRS Premium / 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):322 x 232 x 24.6 / 322 x 233 x 24.6
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
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
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports: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
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
Clock Speed:1.3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):8
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
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
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 boost frequency:1.87
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
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 rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 18
Tjunction:105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
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):No / Yes
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): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:42791
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:4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD / 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
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 Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
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:320GB/500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21 / 23.2 / 23.3
Height :2.46 / 2.64
Height (front):1.4 / 1.48 / 2.5
Height (rear):2.4 / 2.46 / 3
Weight:1.5 / 1.56 / 1.57 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Width:29.6 / 32.2