Summary: This product has long since been discontinued but if you can still find it, I highly recommend it. It is the perfect size for those who do not like a large 14" full size laptop, but do not want an ultrabook 12" or below. The screen size uses a slightly lower resolution than most full size laptops, but because the screen itself is of a hefty size, things on-screen are nice and large for the visually impaired like myself or the wife.
Summary: I never had any complaints about my win XP computers, I thought they were great, but then this Asus U32U-ES21 laptop came around, & I think its better. I was warned about limited angle view, I don't see that, I was hoping that it might provide me some privacy in the house, But I can see the screen at any angle. It does reflect some light, like a mirror. It has a very sharp clear picture, almost as crisp as a cell phone screen, but much bigger, 13.3 inches.
Summary: I love this laptop. There's only some minor things I do not like. There's, as someone mentioned, some keyboard flex, but it doesn't pose as a problem in using it. Also, the mouse pad can be a little annoying when it zooms in or out because your hand is on a corner of it. The in-built webcam quality isn't the best but it's good enough to see yourself pretty well. There isn't any optical drive, so there's a problem when you use CD's a lot. To the good stuff.
Summary: At this price, this laptop is a steal. You won't go wrong if you're in the market for a relatively light and sexy laptop at under $500. As soon as I received it, I installed an additional 4GB of memory (It comes pre-installed with a single 4GB chip) and removed all the Asus bloatware and it runs extremely well. The battery is long-lasting (around 6 hours), HD videos play well, and programs in general just run well.
Summary: The Asus Ultra Portable is a steal of a deal. This little perfomer blows my mind. Now granted I don't do any gaming, but for internet surfing, emails, spread sheets and all the other stuff I typically do this is just a terrific bargain. I love how quickly it boots up! The screen is bright crisp and flawless.
Summary: This laptop does everything as advertised, and well. It is like another reviewer noted a poor mans ultrabook. The battery life is about 6 hours for me on high performance, max brightness, wifi.. (everything that can drain the battery essentially..) mode. which is remarkable. There is no optical drive but that isnt much of an issue since i almost never do use CD's and a usb optical is not hard to find.
An excellent value for an all purpose portable laptop
Timothy Day, Amazon
1 June 2012
Summary: I found the U32U while looking for the UL30A, an older Asus "ultra-portable" that we've had excellent luck with. The U32U is an improvement on an already excellent product. Nice packaging, great design, 8 - 10 hour battery life, and thin profile make this an excellent choice for web browsing and general computing on the go. I'll be installing Photoshop and Premier Elements and expect to have them function well with the light duty photo and video editing tasks I do.
Summary: I see that Amazon has temporarily removed this item for sale as it's reviewing some reported issues re: description, inventory, or other reasons that are not spelled out. I won't write much about the technical features of this laptop (RAM, hard drive, ports, etc.) as they are all there in the specs and I'm not super-sophisticated about technical issues. I am also new to Windows 7 as my previous laptops have been XP so I'm learning about Win 7 now.
Summary: All the positive reviews are correct. The size. light weight and nice design complimented by it's price. A well put together system has a great keyboard just the right size. The system is a bit bloaded with extra software that may be slowing it down a bit, but that can be resolved with some tweeking and software removal. The battery life will vary for everyone, but it lasts enough to get a lot out of it. Just hope it keeps charging for afew years.