Asus UL30 Series

Asus UL30VT-A1Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce 310M, NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg
Price: 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 84.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 80%, features: 55%, display: 57%
mobility: 88%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 80%

 

Asus UL30VT

Specifications

Asus UL30VTNotebook: Asus UL30VT
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 98% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Asus UL30VT A1 Laptop Review
Source: Bright Hub English
The UL30VT A1 is an amazingly capable and portable device with its weight, power and battery life. If you're not sure whether you want a netbook or a more powerful laptop, the UL30VT or a similar model from Asus is a great choice that gives you the best of both worlds. Asus laptop computer reviews of this model have been almost uniformly positive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
96% Asus UL30VT
Source: Laptop Logic English
Seeing as these laptops offer both a very reasonable price tag as well as vastly improved performance over the Atom platform it has been viewed as the natural successor to netbooks. While the netbook will probably live on for quite some time in one form or another, it’s a fact that some consumers are less than satisfied with the poor performance offered by netbooks and some have started to look towards CULV alternatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 96% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 100%

 

Asus UL30A-A2

Specifications

Asus UL30A-A2Notebook: Asus UL30A-A2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Asus O2 - UL30A notebook on O2 mobile broadband review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus UL30A is a serviceable notebook which, while it lacks an optical drive, has much of what else is needed for efficient everyday use. It is light and portable too. If you like the look of it but not the mobile broadband deal, you can always buy it stand-alone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2010
Rating: mobility: 80%
80% ASUS UL30A-A2 13.3-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The ASUS UL30A is a decently priced alternative for those looking at a highly portable system with long battery life but without sacrificing too much performance and features. At $700 to $800, the system is much more expensive than a netbook but it is well worth the price for those looking to travel frequently with a laptop and still want it portable. It isn't as unique as when it was first released but the design is attractive and is very pleasant to use for extended periods.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/15/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dauerläufer zum Mitnehmen
Source: e-media - 10/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% display: 80% mobility: 100%

 

Asus UL30JT

Specifications

Asus UL30JTNotebook: Asus UL30JT
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Asus UL30JT
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
ASUS UL30Jt
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2010
Rating: mobility: 95% emissions: 80%

 

Asus UL30VT-A1

Specifications

Asus UL30VT-A1Notebook: Asus UL30VT-A1
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce G210M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

70% ASUS UL30VT-A1 Light and Thin
Source: notebookforums.com English
I've replaced the original 500gb 5400rpm hard drive with an Intel x25-m 80gb solid state drive so any lag that might have been felt using the original 500gb is gone and everything runs buttery smooth. My system boots up in about 20-30seconds and everything is pretty much instant.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 100%

 

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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 G210M: The GeForce G210M is the successor of the G110M and also possesses 16 shader cores. Because of the 40nm process, the chip is clocked much higher but is still staying in the same power envelope.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SU7300: Slow clocked dual core processor with a low TDP of 10 Watt.

Intel Core i5:

520UM:

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.


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.7 kg:


84.33%: 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

» Toshiba Satellite U500-178
Core 2 Duo P8700

Devices with the same GPU

» Medion Akoya P7611/MD97288
Pentium Dual Core T4400, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite M500-PSMKCA
Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50VT-RBBBK05
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 7736G-663G25Mn
Core 2 Duo T6600, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Asus UL50VF
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.367 kg
» Asus UL50VS
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A500-19X
Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus UL80VT-WX007X
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-CW15FGW
Core 2 Duo T6600, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus UL50Vt-XO037V
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL50VG
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus UL80Vt-A1
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Asus UL80Vt
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» Medion P7612 / MD97860
Core 2 Duo T6500, 17.3", 3.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1
» Asus UX303LN-DB71T
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW063H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U
» Asus C300
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2830
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch 2014-07
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i5 4278U
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3530
» Ibuypower Battalion 101 W230SS
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700MQ
» HP Pavilion x360 13z Touch
Radeon R5 (Kaveri), A-Series A8-6410
» Acer Aspire S7-392-5410
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Cyberpower Xplorer X3-9100
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)