Summary: I'm getting between 5 1/2 and 6 hours of wireless internet connectivity on a single charge. Simultaneously runs 5 movie clips within MS Powerpoint without any slowdown (CPU only at 15%). Font can be a little hard to read at native resolution and I almost purchased the UL30a instead but desired the smaller form factor. Very impressed with the quality of this unit. Setup to dual-boot to Ubuntu without any problems.
Summary: I absolutely love the size and weight of this laptop. It is slightly larger than a netbook, but with a full-powered dual core laptop chip. I've used this for a solid 7 hours of light browsing and freecell, it definitely can last that long. My main purpose is web programming and I have not had any issues with performance, even on the power save mode.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Fast, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet, Windows 7
Summary: The overall product is excellent. The 8 hour battery can be only achieved by turnning the brightness to the lowest, however, it is still good enough in the night. A lot of unused pre-installed software, take me some time to uninstall.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Fast, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display
Summary: We bought 2 notebooks, one for each of our daughters' graduation and 18th birthdays. Although they are just getting into using the notebooks our preliminary review is they are amazing. I read the reviews and went ahead and purchased the extra 2G memory and put it in myself - very easy since I am very technically challenged. I am not sure however how easy it is to remove any of the unwanted ASUS software since as I mentioned they are just beginning to use the notebooks.
Summary: I purchased this machine because I wanted something about the size of a netbook to use as a supplement to a desktop. This machine was perfect -- I haven't noticed any lag from the Core 2 Duo and the construction is solid so I feel comfortable taking it anywhere. One minor complaint, the touchpad must be clean to properly register input -- also be sure to download the Synaptics drivers for two-finger scrolling.
Summary: This is the perfect laptop for someone who needs an all-around great mobile laptop without specific needs because it has a great balance of functionality and portability features. Excellent battery life, wireless, light weight, perfect size, plenty of speed. No ExpressCard slot, but I don't see that as a bad thing. I replaced the internal WiFi card with the Intel 6250 WiMAX card so now I have no reason to need any expansion cards.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Fast, Good looking, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Portable, Powerful, Quality Display, Quiet