|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1280 x 1024|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768 pixels|
|Processor||1.3 hertz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Hard Drive||500 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Nvidia G210M|
|Card Description||GeForce G210M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||512 MB|
|Wireless Type||802.11 B/G, 802.11bgn, 802.11B|
ASUS UL30VT-X1K Thin and Light 13.3-Inch Laptop with Kindle for PC (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
- NVidia G210M Graphics with 512MB DDR3 + Intel GMA 4500MHD (Switchable VGA); 13.3" HD LED Display
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth; .3mp webcam; Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (64 bit); up to 11 hours of battery life
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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.
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!
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 ›
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 ›
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