Notebookcheck

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V

Specifications

Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V
Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V (U30 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-430M 2.26 GHz
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 512 MB, Core: 625 MHz, Memory: 790 MHz, DDR3, ForceWare 188.71
Memory
4096 MB 
, PC3-10700
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM55
Storage
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 ST9500325AS, 500 GB 
, 5400 rpm, 5200 rpm
Soundcard
HD Audio
Connections
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Line Out, Microphone, Card Reader: MMC,SD,MS/Pro
Networking
Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (b/g/n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Optical drive
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT32N
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20~29 x 328 x 238 ( = 0.79 x 12.91 x 9.37 in)
Battery
84 Wh Lithium-Ion, A42-UL50
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1.3MP
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
2.192 kg ( = 77.32 oz / 4.83 pounds), Power Supply: 360 g ( = 12.7 oz / 0.79 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 81%, features: 74%, display: 81% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V

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%

Comment

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). 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.
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.
» 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.
2.192 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).


86%: 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.

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

Sony Vaio VPC-S11M1E
GeForce 310M, Core i3 330M

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo IdeaPad Z460A
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6200, 14", 2.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad Z360-M3597GE
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 15.6", 2 kg
Lenovo B560-M488TGE
GeForce 310M, Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.399 kg
Asus P42JC-VO012X
GeForce 310M, Core i5 450M, 14", 2.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad V560
GeForce 310M, Core i3 370M, 15.6", 2.444 kg
Asus K50IP
GeForce 310M, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Dell Vostro 3500
GeForce 310M, Core i5 430M, 15.6", 2.45 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus Zenbook UX330UA-FB161T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus VivoBook Max X541NA-GQ028T
HD Graphics 500, Celeron N3350, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV002T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.3 kg
Asus VivoBook R541UA-DM1427T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus F541UA-GQ630T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0094R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.05 kg
Asus VivoBook S510UA-DB71
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 1.6 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UQ-PURE4
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.25 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA-GV079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.34 kg
Asus P2540UA-DM0095T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Asus A540YA-DM329T
Radeon R2 (Mullins/Beema/Carrizo-L), E-Series E2-7110, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV117T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.25 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV004T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.25 kg
Asus ZenBook BX410UA-GV123T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus ASUSPRO B9440UA-GV0101T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.05 kg
Asus UX410UA-GV113T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.4 kg
Asus K541UA-GQ610T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0081R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 14", 1.05 kg
Asus X540LA-XX360T
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus F553SA-XX305T
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0076R
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.05 kg
Current Prices
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Asus > Asus U30JC-A1/QX043V
Stefan Hinum, 2010-06-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)