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Asus UX30

Specifications

Asus UX30Notebook: Asus UX30 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1500 euro
Average Score: 72.46% - average
Average of 13 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 80%, features: 70%, display: - % mobility: 75%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX30

70% Asus UX30-QX011C review
Source: PC Advisor English
With an edge-to-edge glossy screen, dual-core chip and supermodel looks, the ultrathin Asus UX30-QX011C laptop is something of a tribute act to the Apple MacBook Air.  Good looking, lightweight and a decent performer, the Asus UX30-QX011C wins points for its solid spec at a sub-£1,000 price. We can't understand why it runs Vista, however, and there are enough gripes with the hardware to tempts us to look elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
70% Asus UX30 review
Source: Techradar English

Not the fastest laptop, but good mobility and excellent quality and style. The Asus UX30 is the second Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage (CULV) laptop we've seen but, unlike the Advent Altro, this machine is aimed at the top end of the market. With its stunning design, usability and quality, the UX30 is easy to like. It's underpowered in comparison to rivals such as Apple's MacBook Air – although it's also cheaper – but if you're after something for the commute and place style over speed, it's worth a look.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus UX30 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English

Despite the fact most other CULV laptops are selling for considerably less than the Asus UX30’s £999 price tag, it’s difficult not to be impressed by this stylish machine. Few laptops can offer such a great mix of style and quality at this price, and the compact dimensions and light weight make it a great companion for the daily commute. Look elsewhere if value for money is high on your agenda, however, and the same goes for those of you seeking a portable powerhouse.


Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus UX30 review
Source: CNet English
The Dell Adamo is one manufacturer's attempt to offer a Windows PC alternative to Apple's svelte MacBook Air. The Asus UX30 is another. This £1,000 thin-and-light laptop with an ultra-low-voltage processor apes Apple's machine to a surprising degree. There's plenty to like about the Asus UX30. It's better value than the Dell Adamo and has a better specification than the MSI X340. At £1,000, though, it's not that much cheaper than the MacBook Air and, while it's a fantastic-looking laptop, it's nowhere near as lust-worthy as Apple's offering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% A very thin and light laptop that uses one of Intel's new ultra-low voltage processors
Source: Computer Active English
Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower. Pros: Gorgeous slimline design; great screen and keyboard Cons: Price; middling battery life
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: Channel Web English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Asus UX30 laptop
Source: Computing English
The Asus UX30 is one of the first laptops to reach these shores to use one of Intel's new Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (CULV) processors designed for 'thin and light' ultra-portables like the MacBook Air, but without the high price tag - in theory. Wonderfully slim and lovely to look at, the Asus UX30 is an impressive feat of engineering, but it would be more compelling if the battery life was better or the price a little lower.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% ASUS UX30
Source: Mobile Computer English
We’ve been lusting after the new breed of thin and light CULV laptops ever since we saw the gorgeous MSI X320 at this year’s CES and now models are starting to arrive in earnest. We’ll have a review of the Advent Altro for you next week, but first up is the ASUS UX30. CULV laptops are based on Intel’s Consumer Ultra Low Voltage (geddit?) processors and these offer energy efficiency approaching that of the Intel Atom, but better performance. The ASUS UX30 is an impressive first entry into the CULV laptop market, but it’s a bit too expensive for what’s on offer and the specification doesn’t quite tally with the premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS UX30. El mejor aspecto de las U Series.
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80%
70% Recensione ASUS UX30
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%
70% Exkluzív: Asus UX30 vs. Toshiba U500 bemutató
Source: Nonstop Mobil HU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70%
60% Asus UX30 đẹp nhưng chưa 'khỏe'
Source: Sohoa VN Express VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/28/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Liten, lett og lekker, men duger den?
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%

Comment

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.

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

» 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.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

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


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.


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.

Asus reviews


72.46%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Portable One SX-N7350
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7350, 2.1 kg
Dell Inspiron 14
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 2.3 kg
HP Pavilion dv3-2150us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 2.3 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP Pavilion g6-1a69us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Extensa 5635Z-444G32N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad SL410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6670, 14.0", 2.4 kg
Zoostorm 3389-2410
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.4", 2.8 kg
Dell Inspiron i1545-4583JBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus K42F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 540M, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire 5738-644G50Mn
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.6", 2.8 kg
Acer Aspire 5732Z-4234
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire 5538G
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, , 15.6", 2.8 kg
Asus UL50A-XX004C
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite L500-11V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite E105-S1802
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo P7450, 14.1", 2.3 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-NW240F
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.5", 2.7 kg
Gateway EC5409u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus UL50AG
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite A505-S6980
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 16.0", 3.3 kg
Sony VAIO VGN-NW270F/S
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600, 15.5", 2.5 kg
Gateway EC5802u
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Dell Inspiron i1545-4742JBK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4300, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Inspiron I1545
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Packard Bell EasyNote TR87
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Advent Roma 1000
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 900, 15.6", 2.9 kg
Asus M51a
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6400, 15.4", 2.9 kg
Toshiba Tecra R10-11J
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SP9300, 14.0", 2 kg
Sony Vaio VGN-CS390
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200, 14.1", 2.7 kg
Dell Latitude E5400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T7250, 14.1", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-09- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)