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Asus UX30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Asus UX30. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the battery. There are some mixed comments about the size.

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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 UX30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Asus UX30

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Asus UX30 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and durability. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas opinions are divided on the battery.

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

This summary is based on the products: ASUS UX30-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)ASUS UX30-A1 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Asus UX30 review

 

Not the fastest laptop, but good mobility and excellent quality and style

Nice design ; Good connectivity ; LED backlit screen ; Good battery life

Not super quick

A nicely designed and executed ultraportable that values battery life and portability over raw performance

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Matt Egan (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus UX30-QX011C review

 

And the Asus UX30-QX011C's upmarket appearance is matched by punchy performance, 4GB RAM helping it to a WorldBench 6 score of 72. Not bad for a PC this portable, and certainly fast enough to handle everyday tasks: even with Windows Vista on board....

Good looking, lightweight and a decent performer, the Asus UX30-QX011C wins points for its solid spec at a sub-£1,000 price. We can't understand why it runs Vista, however, and there are enough gripes with the hardware to tempts us to look elsewhere.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Asus UX30-QX011C review

 

Good looking, lightweight and a decent performer, the Asus UX30-QX011C wins points for its solid spec at a sub-£1,000 price. We can't understand why it runs Vista, however, and there are enough gripes with the hardware to tempts us to look elsewhere.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Asus UX30

 

Svelte and light. Multi-touch touchpad. Nice screen.

32-bit Vista Business can't see the full 4GB RAM. Stippled touchpad isn't pleasant to use. Battery life isn't great. Covers over ports are inconvenient.

The UX30 gets oh so close to what it strives to achieve, but small design choices like the stippled touchpad and port covers, and large issues like the low battery life prevent it from achieving greatness.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Asus UX30

 

The UX30 gets oh so close to what it strives to achieve, but small design choices like the stippled touchpad and port covers, and large issues like the low battery life prevent it from achieving greatness.

Svelte and light, Multi-touch touchpad, Nice screen

32-bit Vista Business can't see the full 4GB RAM, Stippled touchpad isn't pleasant to use, Battery life isn't great, Covers over ports are inconvenient

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Rohan Naravane (techtree.com)

Asus UX 30 Laptop [Review]

 

Asus's iteration of slim and light

Thin and elegant design, Good build quality, large multi-touch trackpad, 500GB hard disk, HDMI and 3 USB ports

Expensive, No optical drive, slightly under-powered processor, only 3-cell battery

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Asus UX30

 

The UX30 gets oh so close to what it strives to achieve, but small design choices like the stippled touchpad and port covers, and large issues like the low battery life prevent it from achieving greatness.

Svelte and light, Multi-touch touchpad, Nice screen

32-bit Vista Business can't see the full 4GB RAM, Stippled touchpad isn't pleasant to use, Battery life isn't great, Covers over ports are inconvenient

The UX30 gets oh so close to what it strives to achieve, but small design choices like the stippled touchpad and port covers, and large issues like the low battery life prevent it from achieving greatness.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (hardwarezone.com)

ASUS UX30

 

The ASUS UX30 notebook makes its way to our lab and dazzles with its pretty looks and ultra-portability.

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Speakers manufacturer:Altec Lansing

Battery

Battery Capacity:3250
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Networking features:WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
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 input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:40

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:SU7300 / SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:ASUSDVD 6-in-1\nASUS SmartLogon\nAsus Power4Gear eXtreme\nAsus Live Update\nASUS Life Frame 3\nASUS Express Gate
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.2
Height (front):6.8
Height (rear):1.96
Weight:1.45
Width:32.2