Asus PL30 Series

Asus PL30JT-RO030VProcessor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.823kg, 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Average Score: 80.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 79%, features: 50%, display: 61%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 68%, emissions: 80%


Asus PL30JT-RO030X


Asus PL30JT-RO030XNotebook: Asus PL30JT-RO030X
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.823kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)


85% Review Asus PL30JT-RO030X Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Low Voltage Turbo. Overclocking, Turbo Boost, virtual cores and GeForce graphics. That doesn't fit to a runtime strong 13.3 incher? Asus proves us wrong. Core i5 supplies performance and Nvidia Optimus supports battery life.
87% Test Asus PL30JT-RO030X Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 76% display: 80% mobility: 93% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 80%
80% Jetzt schlägt's 13
Source: e-media - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%


Asus PL30JT-RO030V


Asus PL30JT-RO030VNotebook: Asus PL30JT-RO030V
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)


70% Asus PL30JT-RO030V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%



Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce 310M: The GeForce 310M is the successor of the GeFore G210M and based on the same chip with very similar clock rates (shader speed +30MHz to 1530MHz).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core i5:


The Core i5-520UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.86 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package. Compared to the Core i7-620UM, the 520UM offers less Level 3 Cache and a slower Turbo Boost clock rate.

13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.823 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:

80.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus U33JC-RX168V
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» Asus U36JC-B1
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» Asus U36JC-RX197X
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» Samsung SF310-S04UK
Core i5 480M
» Gateway EC39C
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» Asus U36JC-RX108V
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» Asus U36JC-RX081V
Core i5 480M
» Samsung Q330-PS55
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» Samsung SF310-S01FR
Core i3 370M
» Asus U36J
Core i3 380M
» Asus U36JC-RX109V
Core i5 480M
» Asus U33JC-RX099V
Core i5 450M
» Asus U36JC-A1
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Core i3 370M
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» Sony Vaio VPC-S13V9E/B
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» Samsung QX310-S01FR
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» Acer TravelMate 8372G
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Core i5 460M
» Samsung QX310-S02DE
Core i5 460M
» Samsung SF310
Core i5 460M
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)