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The thin and light ASUS UL30VT-X1K is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, it boasts an impressive 11-hour battery life for all-day computing. The popular Kindle for PC application is pre-installed, allowing for easy downloading of Amazon Kindle e-books which can be taken and read anywhere with this ultra-thin and light notebook. The UL30VT-X1K also sports user-centric features such as a multi-gesture touchpad and provides an impressive multimedia entertainment experience with Altec Lansing speakers and an NVidia G210M graphics engine (users can turn the graphics card off if longer battery life is needed). With Bluetooth, a 0.3MP Webcam, and Wireless b/g/n, the UL30Vt-X1K allows you to stay connected with ease. 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. The UL30VT-X1K comes 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.
Style and Performance in Perfect Harmony
The energy-efficient, slim, and stylish ASUS UL30Vt-X1 notebook redefines ultraportable notebooks with new power boosting features. Free yourself from power cords and start exploring with up to an amazing 11 hours of all-day battery life1. Powered by the ultra-low-voltage Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300, and optimized with 4GB of DDR3 DRAM, ASUS GraphiX Boost switchable graphics, and exclusive Turbo33 technology, the UL30Vt-X1 takes you further than most other notebooks with eye-catching style, optimized performance, smart power usage, and a generous 500GB of storage. Its ultra-slim profile makes traveling a breeze and its 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit display offers bright, vibrant visuals and advanced energy efficiency.
Effortlessly navigate your e-mails and favorite websites with the enhanced multi-touch trackpad and complete important assignments with ease using the comfortable chiclet keyboard. The UL30Vt-X1 also features Altec Lansing speakers, plus SRS Premium Sound, for a home theater experience on the go. The UL30Vt-X1 is built from the ground up to give you the best value; it’s an ultraportable notebook that truly delivers mobility and power on demand.
Read more than 500,000 Kindle books on your ASUS computer with our Kindle for PC application. The app comes pre-installed on select ASUS PCs, and no Kindle is required. Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync, you can access your library of Kindle books, notes, marks, and more on your ASUS. Learn more:
Read Kindle Books on Your Computer
Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required
Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you
Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
Create new highlights, notes, and bookmarks and manage those created on your Kindle
Full screen reading view, color modes, and brightness controls offer an immersive reading experience
Now there is an even bigger reason to get the UL Series by ASUS. Adding to a whole trophy case of awards is the latest 2009 Editor's Choice Award by Engadget. Voted by Engadget's editorial staff as LAPTOP OF THE YEAR, the UL series is the ultimate companion for your mobile computing needs.
The most comprehensive notebook warranty package is icing on the cake.
1-year global warranty
Thirty-days flawless display guarantee
Free two-way standard shipping
24-hour tech support seven days a week
Plus ASUS Accidental Damage Protection: ASUS UL30Vt-X1 also come with a One Year Accidental Damage Warranty protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills, and surge.**
All-day computing with up to 11 hours of battery life1 (Learn more)
Exceptionally compact and light, under 1-inch thin, and weighs less than 4 pounds
Powered by the Intel Core2 Duo Processor SU7300 for energy efficiency (Learn more)
Exclusive Turbo33 Technology for 33% system performance boost during process-intensive multi-tasking (Learn more)
GraphiX Boost that instantly switches between the energy-efficient built-in graphics and powerful ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine (Learn more)
Color Shine 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen HD display that uses less energy and gives you an immersive cinematic experience (Learn more)
4GB of DDR3 system memory for smooth performance with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed
500GB hard drive for responsive, convenient storage and access to all your documents, music, videos, and photos
Chiclet style keyboard and multi-touch trackpad for comfortable and intuitive use (Learn more)
Built-in high-speed 802.11n wireless connectivity for Internet browsing
Integrated webcam for connecting with your friends and family
Altec Lansing speakers enhanced with SRS Premium Sound for home theater quality acoustics
ASUS IceCool Technology provides a cool-to-the-touch palm rest
ASUS 360 one year global warranty and ASUS ADW one year accidental damage warranty* (Learn more)
Experience up to 11 hours of all-day computing with the UL30Vt-X1 *. Thanks to its ultra-low-voltage Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300, 8-cell battery, LED-backlit display, and ASUS Super Hybrid Engine (SHE), you can maximize your time on the move and minimize time plugged-in.
And with our new FastBoot Technology providing an ultra-fast boot time of only 30 seconds, you can use your PC anywhere, virtually right away. A generous 500GB of hard drive storage holds your favorite music, videos, and photos.
Compact, and under 1 inch thin, the UL30Vt-X1 fits virtually anywhere –freeing space up for books, files, or whatever else you need. The UL30Vt-X1 lets you focus on the essentials in life. With this kind of mobility, you get the peace of mind you deserve.
The ASUS UL Series Laptops are the perfect balance of style and performance for mobile computing. They all feature an Ultra-Low-Voltage Intel® Core™2 Duo processor so that you can enjoy the performance and long battery life you need in the sleek designs you crave.
Sleek new ultra-thin laptops powered by the latest ultra-low-voltage Intel® Core™ processors deliver this unique balance of performance and power consumption to let you travel light and provide the performance you need for music, HD video, photos and more.
Intel® ULV processors are also optimized for battery life, so you can stay unplugged longer and use your laptop on the go without having to search for power outlets.
Full feature computing on the go – thin and light with long battery life – with Intel Inside®.
ASUS has innovatively designed the UL30Vt-X1 to provide you even more performance when you need it.
The ASUS exclusive Turbo33 technology automatically boosts the system performance by 33% and more. When process-intensive multi-tasking is needed, Turbo33 automatically takes CPU, memory and even graphics performance to a whole new level to ensure a smooth and seamless computing experience.
With this performance booster, the Intel Core2 Duo SU7300 is over 25% faster than a SU9400 CPU. This translates into almost 20% more overall system performance than a notebook powered by the SU9400.***
The UL30Vt also features GraphiX Boost to instantly switch between the energy-efficient integrated graphics and the powerful ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine powered by NVIDIA CUDA enabled GeForce G210M.
This ASUS exclusive feature gives you the ability to maintain a perfect balance between conserving the battery life and enjoying surreal high-definition graphics.
With GraphiX Boost, you no longer have to sacrifice all-day battery life or jaw dropping graphics. Now you can switch between the two on-the-fly whenever high graphics processing demand is needed without having to reboot your system. It is truly graphics power on demand.
With ASUS IceCool Technology, you’re ensured extended battery life and a cool-to-touch surface, so, even after long computer sessions, there’s limited heat for optimized comfort.
With plenty of space to place your hands, the generous palm rest area makes typing on the chiclet style keyboard an enjoyable experience. It’s comfort made easy.
Impress onlookers and complement any setting with the UL30Vt-X1’s brushed aluminum cover and a high-class appeal. From the first time you open the UL30Vt-X1 you notice the stunning interior casing around a display that brings color to life, and shines with a brilliant, high-gloss finish.
Plus, the chiclet style keyboard and spacious keys not only allow for a comfortable typing experience, but also prevent dust buildup, helping to keep your keyboard clean every time you use it.
Inspired by a butterfly’s grace, the UL30Vt-X1 carries the hallmark contours and slim elegance that separates it from the typical cookie-cutter notebook.
If you’re looking for mobile HD playback that doesn’t break the bank, with its 13.3-inch 16:9 ratio High Definition display, the UL30Vt-X1 is a great solution when you’re on the go.
When you’re at home or in the office, you can easily stream high definition media to external displays with its HDMI connectivity. Complemented with Altec Lansing speakers and SRS premium surround sound, the UL30Vt-X1 provides high-quality audio playback so there’s no need to invest in expensive speakers.
With the UL30Vt-X1, you can enjoy all your favorite movies and music where you want, when you want, with crisp clarity and great value that you will appreciate every time.
You can also instantly switch from integrated graphics to the ASUS Discrete Graphics Engine –powered by NVIDIA GeForce G210M GPU –to enjoy casual gaming and all your favorite movies and music with crisp clarity that you will appreciate every time.
ASUS Exclusive Windows 7 Features
Experience FastBoot, the unique performance boost for Windows 7 made possible by ASUS’s close partnership with Microsoft.
With ASUS exclusive FastBoot technology, Windows 7 64-bit-enabled ASUS notebooks start up in a staggering 30 seconds. That is 40% faster than 32-bit operating systems.
ASUS helps get you up and running faster than ever before.
System performance is subject to system configuration. This data is based on a comparison between a FastBoot-optimized ASUS notebook running 64-bit Windows 7 and an identically-configured notebook without FastBoot running 32-bit Windows Vista. For more details regarding the test results, please visit the information site.
ASUS 360 offers a level of coverage that would add hundreds of dollars to the price of competing laptops:
One year global warranty
Thirty days flawless display guarantee
Two way free standard shipping
24/7 tech support
ASUS ADW* -- 1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**
Accidents happen. But when they happen to your ASUS notebook purchased in the US or Canada, you have extra protection. Whether your notebook is damaged by accidental spills, drops, electrical surges, or fire, ASUS will fix it or replace it for you during the first year after purchase.**
Warranty covering accidental drops, spills, power surges, and fire damage
Target 3 business day turnaround time for repair / replacement; not including receiving and shipping time
One-way shipping (from ASUS to the user) at no additional cost
24 hour toll-free phone support
One incident covered per notebook
For PC’s running Windows 7 Home Premium
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Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center.* Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
* Internet access required. Free TV content varies by geography. Some content may require additional fees.
ASUS 360* (1 Years Global Warranty) + ASUS ADW* (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty**) + Flawless Display Guarantee
ASUS UL30Vt-X1 comes with ASUS 360 (1 years global warranty), ADW (1 Year Accidental Damage Warranty*) and Flawless Display Guarantee. If the purchaser discovers one defective bright dot within 30 days of purchase, ASUS will replace the panel without cost to the purchaser.
What's in the Box
8 cell Battery Pack
Warranty Information Cards
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Display: 13.3-inch HD LED-backlit Widescreen (1366 x 768)
Intel Platform: Intel Core2 Duo processor SU7300 (1.3GHz)
Graphics: Switchable: Intel GMA 4500MHD and ASUS DGE powered by NVidia GeForce G210M with 512MB VRAM
Wireless: WLAN 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.4GHz n)
LAN: 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Memory: 4GB DDR3 DRAM, 2GB x 2 (upgradable to 8GB)
Input/Output: 1 x Mic-in, 1 x audio-out (S/PDIF), 1 x VGA, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x HDMI
Keyboard: 13.70-inch keyboard with MS Windows function keys
Battery Pack: 8-cell Lithium Ion Battery, 4400mAh - Up to 11 hours1
Dimensions: 12.68 (L) x 9.17 (W) x 0.59 ~ 0.97 (H) –inches
Approximate Weight: 3.7 lbs (with 8-cell battery)
1Estimated maximum battery life test was done in ASUS Power4Gear battery saving mode with Mobile Mark 2007. Actual battery life may vary based on product settings, usage patterns and environmental conditions.
*For notebooks purchased on or after Sept. 10, 2007. The ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty covers “ASUS” brand notebooks only, and does NOT extend to: “Built on ASUS”, “ASMobile”, “Powered by ASUS”, the Eee PC, or some other models. These retailers are currently among the companies that do NOT participate in the ASUS 360 Notebook Service Program and Accidental Damage Warranty: Best Buy, MicroCenter, and The Source by CircuitCity in Canada. Limited of one claim per notebook for Accidental Damage Warranty. ASUS reserves the right to discontinue this program and to modify the terms and conditions thereof at any time. ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty Program starts from the date of your ASUS notebook purchase, when all the requirements are met. **One incident covered per notebook ***Performance figures were tested in PCMark 2005 v1.2.0 in 1366x768x32bit. Figures are for reference only and may vary depending on system setup and conditions. All specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. Please check with your supplier for exact offers on selected models. Products may not be available in all markets. Product may not be exactly as shown in photos. Celeron, Celeron Inside, Centrino, Centrino Inside, Core Inside, Intel, Intel Logo, Intel Atom, Intel Atom Inside, Intel Core, Intel Inside, Intel Inside Logo, Intel Viiv, Intel vPro, Itanium, Itanium Inside, Pentium, Pentium Inside, Viiv Inside, vPro Inside, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First Available
May 20, 2010
Warranty & Support
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I was trying to decide whether I wanted an iPad or a netbook, but neither really fit the bill. I'm a photographer and I need to have a machine that's fast enough for photography, but something light enough to carry. I never use DVDs to install anything anymore and I need a lot of battery life. This machine is the best choice for me.
Pros: Battery life: On full power, 4 hrs. On normal use, 9 hours. On power saving, about 11+ hrs. UNBELIEVABLE! Graphics card: I need a video card that can support Photoshop CS4/5 and Lightroom 3. I don't play games, but I figure 512MB of RAM would be good for that. Keyboard: absolutely love the chicklet keyboard. It has Home/End keys which are important to me and don't exist on HPs similar line. LED Monitor: unbelievably clear. Still nice to have an HDMI port to output to my 23" monitor, too, but great for on the road. Weight: This thing is ~4 lbs. No need to carry the cord, since the battery life is awesome. Quickboot: It has a nice quickboot option that allows you to boot to a lightweight browser and skype experience. Neat, but Win7 boots so fast, I'm not sure I need it. Turbo mode/overclocking: Very nice option, not entirely sure I'll use it, but still, very nice. 500GB Drive: They partition the drive so drive0 is ~120GB and drive1 is ~340GB. The rest is used for the reinstall partition.
Cons: Facial recognition login: I like the idea, but the camera resolution is too low for it to work well. They'd have done better by not doing it at all. Touchpad: It's nice. It does the 2-finger tap to double-click and 3-finger tap to right click, but it's slightly inaccurate and I have to get used to it. I like using a mouse anyways. Turbo-mode: you have to reboot to switch to turbo mode. Just doesn't seem worth it. Bloatware: DON'T INSTALL CRAPPY SOFTWARE I WON'T USE ON MY MACHINE!!!
I have several machines, and this one is definitely my new favorite!
I was thrilled when I removed the Asus UL30VT-X1K from its box and set it up. For a third of the price, it seemed as good, if not better, than the top-of-the-line 13.3" Sony Vaio that had died on me after a mere year and a half of use, and no abuse.
Beautiful 13.3" LED screen, good specs -- fast, energy-saving processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, hybrid graphics card, fantastic battery life -- and the chiclet keyboard I'd learned to use and love in my Vaio? It seemed perfect. Except for one slight glitch: the Intel graphics chipset failed after 72 hours. Diagnosing the problem was easy enough; fixing it was not. I returned the laptop to Amazon feeling horribly let down and disappointed. I'd come so close to finding a replacement for my Vaio and it had fallen through in such a big way. (One observation: Amazon refunded me with no delays or arguments.)
Call me an idiotic optimist, but I wasn't about to write ASUS off so easily. In the scant 72 hours I'd fiddled with the UL30VT, I'd really loved it. I also understood that, no matter how rigorous quality control can be (in this case, both ASUS and Intel's), flukes will happen. And given my history -- you don't want to know --, they will usually happen to me... So what did I do? I got myself an identical replacement.
I received it, set it up and began the countdown to failure. To my delight, it didn't happen. Two messed up units would have quenched any optimism and blacklisted ASUS to me 'til hell froze over... As the days passed, I rebuilt my trust in the brand and really began to use this little machine for all it is worth.
The problem with me is, not just any laptop will do. What I look for: * Low weight -- I travel a lot and can't lug lead bricks around. At 3.8 lbs.Read more ›
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You've already read about them! There really isn't any need for me to repeat what has been said 20 times already.
Build quality- OK. After a few days of using this laptop, the computer started restarting itself into the "abnormal shutdown screen." Once it completely booted into Windows, a window would pop up saying that I had a blue screen error (I think these notifications are new to Windows 7). I never actually saw the blue screen though. It would boot up normally after the shut down. Also, if I moved my laptop, the HD would start clicking. Not clicking once every 30 seconds like in other reviews, but a *click**click**click**click* LOUD, repetitive sound. It would do this until the computer was completely shut off. I called ASUS; they apologized and offered to pay for shipping both ways, but it was going to take them THREE WEEKS to fix. I had the laptop for three weeks and now I had to lose it for three weeks? No way! I'm a student and classes were about to start, so I called up Amazon and told them my sob story. Amazon is AMAZING, so they sent a brand new laptop over night.
So, here I am typing on my second laptop. TWO DAYS into using it, my Alt key fell off. I haven't called ASUS about it yet because it isn't really a big deal. But still...two days??! Also, this HD does the same clicking BS as the other one. It frustrates me and I'm afraid it's going to start doing it during lecture in one of my classes.
I'm torn over how many stars to give this laptop. It has amazing battery life. It doesn't get ridiculously hot like my old piece of junk. It's quiet. It works PERFECTLY, except for those issues mentioned above.Read more ›