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ASUS UL30A-X5 Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Black Laptop (12 Hours of Battery Life)

by Asus
4.1 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews
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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)
  • 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)
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Product Description

Product Description

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.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 13.3 inches
Processor 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM 4 GB SDRAM
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive 500 GB
Graphics Coprocessor GMA 4500MHD
Chipset Brand Intel
Wireless Type 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Asus
Series UL30 Series
Item model number UL30A-X5
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight 3.7 pounds
Product Dimensions 12.9 x 9.3 x 1 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 12.9 x 9.28 x 0.98 inches
Color Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type SDRAM
Voltage 19 volts

Additional Information

ASIN B002P3KMVC
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 197 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #25,196 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#12,227 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
Shipping Weight 6.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 18, 2009

Warranty & Support

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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Just received my Asus UL30A-X5 yesterday. After much review, and a try-out with an Acer 1410, I decided that I wanted a full-sized chiclet/island keyboard and the larger screen. I'm already quite pleased with my decision. At the <$700 price point, this is an excellent notebook.

Pros
- Keyboard. A pleasure to type on.
- Touchpad. It drags at first, but once you get some finger oil on it, and change the pointer speed, it's one of the best that I've used. Very smooth two finger scroller. Support for customized two and three finger click.
- Screen. Bright and easy to read at 30 degree angles.
- Battery life. Yes, it will do over 10 hours.
- Weight/size. 1 inch thin and very light.
- Body. Love the brushed black metal look on the case.
- Asus facial recognition login. Didn't think that I would care, but it's nice to have the computer log in, without touch, when I'm sitting in front of it.
- Asus FastBoot (not the BIOS fast boot). This lets you configure which programs load during startup and which load after. Speeds up the boot quite a bit.
- Decent speakers. Not ear-destroying, but suitable for the size. Much better than most netbooks.

Cons
- Placement of touchpad. It still registers my palm as I'm typing even at the extreme setting. Downloaded the new touchpad driver, but that didn't fix. Still looking for a solution. This is by far the most frustrating problem. UPDATE: The TouchFreeze utility seems to almost fix the issue.
- Case still shows fingerprints.
- Web cam is low res and has difficulty in low light (haven't tried different drivers yet).
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I recently purchased the Asus UL30A-X5 through Amazon and am very pleased with my decision. Let me first begin by briefly explaining what I was looking for in a new laptop, as I believe that will give the reader better information when deciding if this laptop is right for them. I am currently a student on a budget and was looking for the following: 1) Less than $700 in price, 2) Screen size between 13-14", 3) Windows 7 already installed (I didn't want an older computer with Vista that I would have to manually upgrade to Win 7 myself), 4) At least 320GB HD, 3 GB DDR3 RAM, and a Pentium Core 2 Duo SU7300 equivalent or greater processor, 5) Thin and light, and 6) 4+ solid hours of battery life. Although a netbook offers a small size and easy portability, I didn't want to sacrifice power and performance for everyday tasks. On the other hand, I also didn't want a large "desktop replacement" laptop that would be a hassle to carry around or difficult to take with me anytime I was away from home. In summary, I wanted a laptop that offered a good combination of power, performance, and size for my money. With that being said, here is my impression thus far after 2 days of using this computer:

Pros:
-Performance: Able to smoothly and efficiently handle everything I have wanted to do to this point. It is even faster than my 3 year old 15.6" Dell Inspiron that I originally paid $1300 for at the time.
-Size and Weight: Couldn't be happier with the sleek look and light weight. It looks even better in person than in the pictures.
-Quality: Some people may think you are sacrificing quality for a laptop with these specs for under $700. I think this computer is built very well, and would argue it stands up to the much more expensive or name-brand models in the same class.
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I really love this computer despite the facts that it has some issues. I really like the finish, it's very thin, less than 1 inch, but by no means is thinner than the macbook air. The casing is very sexy, it looks very nice from all angles. The keyboard is amazing, the only problem is that it has a little flex but its not the end of the world I can type pretty well. The most annoying thing might be the touchpad, whenever you type and you have your hands positioned close to it, the touchpad might register some click while you type. A lot of people are talking about the battery life of this computer that it won't even reach 10 hours, I can confirm I get 11+ hours on this lappie, Windows 7 is much more energy efficient than Vista (note: I tested under wireless off, lowest screen brightness, power saving mode, word 2007). I really enjoy the price point its less than $700, which is the perfect price for the performance.

PROS:
- Stylish, very sexy looking.
- Keyboard feels amazing.
- Multi-touch track pad works well
- Fast compared to a netbook (C2D, 4GB DDR3)
- Battery life 11+ hours
- Smart Logon, very nice cool feature
- Big hard drive 500GB
- LED screen has nice viewing angles
- Very light and portable
- The charger is very small and portable too.
- Loud quality speakers from small size
- Warranty, 1 Year of accidental Damage
- Price its a deal!

CONS:
- Fingerprint magnet (inside and outside)
- Loud Hard drive (a little annoying)
- Little flex on the keyboard
- ASUS bloatware
- Intel GMA4500MHD, where's the UL30A-VT? can't do gaming
- It doesn't cook, do laundry, or cleans my room.

This computer is perfect for students, and travelers. Recommended
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