Asus U30 Series

Asus U30SD-RO111VProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 2.155kg, 2.192kg, 2.2kg
Price: 700, 869, 900 euro
Average Score: 84.21% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 80%, features: 80%, display: 60%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 82%

 

Asus U30Jc-A1

Specifications

Asus U30Jc-A1Notebook: Asus U30Jc-A1
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 19 reviews)

 

80% Asus U30Jc
Source: Digital Versus English
The arrival of the Intel Core i processors and NVIDIA Optimus technology is a real boon for the world of laptops. The Asus U30Jc succeeds in combining good performance levels with decent battery life, in a 13.3 inch format still compact enough to satisfy those who want to carry it around with them. It's just a shame that its screen doesn't measure up.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS U30Jc Core i3 Optimus Notebook Review - Power Envy
Source: PC Perspective English
I never quite understood the "Lifestyle" classification before, but with the Asus U30j it all suddenly makes sense - it enables you to do everything you want in your digital life. That said, the Asus U30j gains the recognition of an Editor's Choice award here at PC Perspective - for the money, I think you're getting more than one would expect for the price. With a stylish design, long battery life, and excellent performance, you can enjoy all the trappings this digital age has to offer without making a mad dash to a power outlet or worrying about the system slowing you down. Asus has pulled off a trifecta - speed, beauty, and efficiency. It's hard to be disappointed with that!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 95% mobility: 80%
ASUS U30Jc Intel Core i3 350M Laptop Review
Source: Legit Reviews English
The ASUS U30Jc is an excellent Ultraportable Notebook that offers great performance and stellar battery life. It is easily capable of handling anything you can throw at it and at less than $1000 won't break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/13/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
93% ASUS U30Jc 13.3-inch Notebook
Source: Tweaktown English
The little ASUS U30Jc is a very good all around notebook with a powerful GPU and CPU that still manages to look good and offer great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 93% price: 90% performance: 95% features: 90% workmanship: 97%
Asus U30Jc-A1 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
We’ve seen plenty of systems sucked into a vortex of mediocrity attempting to be everything to everyone, but Asus’ U30Jc pulls off this politician’s dance with the grace of a student body president: It’s attractive, equally appealing to jocks (gamers) and nerds (spreadsheet jockeys), and yet not from the snotty rich side of town (Apple?). Strained analogies aside, this is the system you’re looking for when you really can’t decide which niche mobile machine fits your needs best, or, as some reviewers seem to imagine, afford to buy a fleet of laptops for different scenarios.
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2010
ASUS U30Jc: Refining Thin and Light Performance
Source: AnandTech English
First, let me make it clear that there's really a lot to like with the U30Jc. It has a great design aesthetic, it's fast enough for all but the most demanding users, and it delivers great battery life. There are faster laptops out there at the same price, but they inevitably fall short in other ways. For instance, the Acer 5740G has much faster graphics but battery life tanks. The Alienware M11x (with reasonable upgrades like 4GB RAM) has fast switchable graphics, but driver support is a lingering question and even an overclocked CULV will struggle at times.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: performance: 70% mobility: 90%
90% ASUS U30Jc review
Source: Engadget English
If you ask us, ASUS has struck gold with the U30Jc's Core i3 and NVIDIA Optimus combo, and we're crossing our fingers that Sony, Apple, Alienware and others follow ASUS down this path. While other 13-inchers may be lighter on the shoulder and some other mainstream laptops may pack more power, the $899 U30Jc buys you an incredible three-way balance of performance, graphics and endurance. And that's not something we say very often about a laptop that doesn't even set you back a grand.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Asus U30Jc-A1
Source: CNet English
We're fond of saying that the 13-inch laptop is so unique it deserves its own category in the laptop family tree. In general, a 13-inch system hits the sweet spot of being the biggest laptop we'd consider carrying around every day, and also the smallest we'd consider using on a daily basis for serious work. Asus has built a solid workhorse in the 13-inch U30Jc-1A that sacrifices some portability for gaming prowess, but still has great battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80%
90% Asus U30Jc-1A
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus U30Jc-1A is one of the few 13-inch laptops that run on a standard volt Intel Core processor while keeping your bank account out of the red. Three months after Intel launched its Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, we still haven't seen modestly-priced lightweight and ultraportable laptops that don't sacrifice power for battery life. While the somewhat expensive Editors' Choice Sony VAIO VPC-Z116GXS ($1,800 direct, ) and Lenovo ThinkPad X201 ($1,625 direct, ) both come equipped with an Intel Core i5 CPU, affordable alternatives that run on these processors are woefully scarce.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus 13.3" U30Jc Laptop, Optimus-Enabled Mobility
Source: Hot Hardware English
Asus did well by designing this machine in the way that they did. Right out of the box, it's stunning to look at. It's built tough and rigid, the brushed aluminum is of high quality, the trackpad is the best we have used and the "clean" look throughout assures you that Asus intends for this machine to handle serious work with ease. We really enjoyed the usability; having a multi-touch trackpad that worked well helped our productivity, and having a nice, spacious keyboard did as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: price: 95% display: 40% mobility: 50%
80% Asus U30Jc-1A
Source: Laptop Mag English
The U30Jc is a worthy investment for those looking for good graphics performance and long battery life in a fairly portable 13-inch package. Just as important, this handsome aluminum-clad notebook has the brains to know when users require more muscle or more endurance. At $899, the U30JC costs $100 more than the Sony VAIO Y, but you get more power and more time away from an outlet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Asus U30Jc-A1
Source: Computer Shopper English
Trying to eke out both long battery life and speedy performance—especially 3D performance—from a thin-and-light notebook can be a lesson in futility. But Asus’s new U-Series of thin-and-lights attempts gives it a very credible shot by employing Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which allows the notebook to engage its power-hungry graphics-processing unit (GPU) only when needed.  Long battery life, strong performance, and a generous warranty make this one of the best under-$1,000 thin-and-light laptops available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 89%
Test: ASUS U30JC - leichter Arbeiter mit optischem Laufwerk
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Darf's ein bisschen weniger sein?
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 90% emissions: 70%
80% Asus U30JC
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Recensione ASUS U30Jc
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80%
90% Asus U30Jc in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus U30J
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ASUS U30JC
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 59% display: 42% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 69%

 

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V

Specifications

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043VNotebook: Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M 512 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.192kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 86.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

85% Review Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook | Notebookcheck
All-Day Core i5. Asus has removed the L from their product description and created a more powerful 13.3-incher equipped with a Core i5-430M. Can they live up to their promise of all-day computing with the help of the Nvidia Optimus? Read on to find out!
85% Test Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 81% display: 81% mobility: 90% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 89%
88% Leicht & ausdauernd: Subnotebooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80%

 

Asus U30SD-XA1

Specifications

Asus U30SD-XA1Notebook: Asus U30SD-XA1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.155kg
Price: 869 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 89.33% - very good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

82% Review Asus U30SD-XA1 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Little multi-talent. The Taiwanese company, Asus, now has a subnotebook with a 13.3 inch screen and the latest hardware available in the U30SD. The combination of Intel's Core i5-2410M, the dedicated Nvidia GGT 520M and not least the big battery awake hopes of a mobile entertainer.
100% Asus U30SD
Source: Digital Versus English
The Asus U30SD is a stylish ultra-portable notebook with a powerful processor and a dedicated graphics card. Although it's not the most lightweight ultra-portable notebook out there, the Asus U30SD boasts good all-round performances and a decent battery life. It should therefore appeal to all kinds of different users. It's not too expensive either.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus U30S notebook tested
Source: Fudzilla English
The U30S is Asus’ new 2011 lineup that comes with Sandy Bridge CPU and Fermi 2 graphics. This 13.3 incher packs a pretty nice punch thanks to the Core i5 CPU running at 2.3GHz (2.9GHz in turbo) and Nvidia Geforce GT 520M graphics. Although the GT 520M is the slowest offering from the GT 5xxM series, we still managed to play Dirt 2 at 1366x768.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2011
86% Tragbare Schätzchen
Source: PC Games Hardware - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 86%
82% Test Asus U30SD-XA1 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 79% display: 58% mobility: 89% workmanship: 89% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 80%

 

Asus U30SD-RO111V

Specifications

Asus U30SD-RO111VNotebook: Asus U30SD-RO111V
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Ноутбук ASUS U30SD: рекордное время автономной работы
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
3DNews Recommendation
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2011

 

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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).

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

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


Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

Intel Core i5:

430M:

The Core i5-430M is a middle class dual core CPU that features only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-640M) and clocks between 2.26-2.53 GHz (Turbo Mode). Furthermore, VT-d, trusted Execution and AES features are missing in the 430M. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 500-733 MHz) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

2410M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).


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.


2.155 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.2 kg:


84.21%: 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.

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

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» Asus U31SD-RX080V
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» Asus U30SD-XA1
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» Asus U36SD-RX113V
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» Asus U36SD-XA1
Core i5 2410M, 1.4 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX013V
Core i5 2410M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX135V
Core i5 2410M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-A1
Core i7 2620M, 1.7 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX114V
Core i5 2410M, 1.67 kg
» Asus U36SD-RX167V
Core i7 2620M, 1.7 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

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» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2634G38nkk
Core i7 2637M, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikk
Core i5 2467M, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» LG P530-K.AN61G
Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus U40SD
Core i5 2430M, 14.1", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-102468G
Core i3 2330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus P53SJ-SO002X
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-060FR
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2674G38nkk
Core i7 2677M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Samsung 300E7A-S01FR
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Acer TravelMate 8481TG-2678G38nkk
Core i7 2677M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» Dell XPS 14z
Core i5 2410M, 14", 2.031 kg
» Asus P43SJ-VO006X
Core i5 2410M, 14", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)