Pros

  • Great keyboard
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • Below-average performance

At A Glance

Slick looks, a CULV processor and a huge keyboard make Asus' new ultraportable a laptop worth a second (and maybe even a third) look.

Manufacturer’s Description

The new ASUS UL30A is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core2 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.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number UL30A-X7
Battery Information
Maximum Battery Run Time 12 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA 4500MHD
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
General Information
Manufacturer ASUS Computer International
Manufacturer Part Number UL30A-X7
UPC Code 884840588559
Brand Name Asus
Product Name UL30A-X7 Notebook
Marketing Information The new ASUS UL30A is a harmonious blend of form and function. Powered by an Intel Core2 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.
Product Model UL30A-X7
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://usa.asus.com
Product Series UL30A
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card
Maximum Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1066/PC3-8500
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • UL30A-X7 Notebook
  • Standard Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.0"
Width 12.7"
Depth 9.2"
Weight (Approximate) 52.96 oz
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core 2 Duo
Processor Model SU7300
Processor Speed 1.30 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model GS45 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 67.0
Battery
Battery Life 8:56   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 452.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 452.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 362.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 641.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 638.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1127.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 357.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 434.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 10.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 8.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 8.24   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 6.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 574.0