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Asus U30SD-XA1

Specifications

Asus U30SD-XA1
Asus U30SD-XA1 (U30 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M - 1024 MB, Core: 740 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, 266.39
Memory
4096 MB 
, manufacturer: Hyundai Electronics, DDR3-10700, model: HMT351S6BFR8C-H9, 2 banks, 8 GB maximum
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, AUO B133XW03 V4, LED, diagonal: 33.8 centimeters, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM65
Storage
WDC Scorpio Blue WD5000BPVT-80HXZ, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Scorpio Blue
Soundcard
Intel Cougar Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: headphone out, microphone in, Card Reader: MMC, SD, MS, MS PRO, RJ-45
Networking
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Atheros AR9002WB-1NG Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Optical drive
Slimtype DVD A DS8A5SH
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 - 29.9 x 328 x 238 ( = 0.79 x 12.91 x 9.37 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells, 5600 mAh, manufacturer: Simplo Technology, model: A42-UL50, 15 Volt
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.3 Megapixel
Additional features
notebook, 90 watt adapter with power cable, driver and software DVD, manuals, cleaning cloth, Bookworm Deluxe, CyberLink Power2Go, Game Park Console, Google Chrome, Nuance PDF Reader, Windows Live Essentials & Asus software, 24 Months Warranty, colors: black or silver, warranty includes pick up & return service
Weight
2.155 kg ( = 76.02 oz / 4.75 pounds), Power Supply: 354 g ( = 12.49 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
869 Euro

 

Average Score: 87.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 74%, display: 58% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus U30SD-XA1

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

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


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).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


2.155 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


87.5%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)