Excerpt: Incredible laptop and great purchase. Bought in 2009 and I just put Windows 8 on it in October. it is still superfast. I had to change the battery once, after 3 1/2 years. Other than that, no issues at all. It has a more sleek design than some laptops out in 2013, even though it is almost 4 years...
long battery life. excellent response. highly recommended
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this on Amazon for a great deal. $600. It was a deal of the day. Pros: Good price for what you get, very affordable. It seems like it will last a long time. My last laptop was a sony which I would not recommend to anyone. It broke down incredibly fast. Long battery life. 5-6 hours usually, but that's because I usually watch videos /youtube when I use the laptop.
Excerpt: This laptop has a great battery life. It has a discrete graphics card that you can dynamically disable or enable. Because of this you can play games with it. It is small and can be considered an ultra-portable, but is not a netbook. The laptop comes with a two year warranty with a one year accidental breakage warranty. There is not a lot of laptops that can compete with its features. The HDMI is nice. I can watch an entire move and still have greater than fifty...
Excerpt: I just got this computer several months ago after having constant problems with my HP. I love it. Now I am not a computer expert and do have high programming or software needs, so I can not attest to its abilities on that front. But I am on the computer and online all day and have not run into any problems with the internet speed or disconnects. It is light weight and easy to move around the house to different rooms where I need it.
Excerpt: I have owned the Asus UL30A-A2 for over a year and I have not no issues with it. It is light and compact. It is halfway between a netbook and a regular laptop. It does not have an optical drive, which I think is great because it cuts down on weight of the laptop and I do not use an optical drive most of the time. I have an external optical drive when I do need it. On the road, I do not need it.I can get 10 hours of use out of it with wifi turned off.
Summary: perfect blend of form, weight, performance, etc. and especially for the price! i did a bunch of research for ultra-lights and the closest competitors where really the dell vostro and adamo devices - which cost more than 2x as much. still, none (including dell, hp, lenovo, etc.) have anything that comes close to the battery life of this device. the only negatives that are not really worth complaining about (given the price) is the chiclet keyboard and mousepad.
Summary: This is a very nice, very reasonable priced ultra thin/light laptop. The screen and keyboard are excellent and it is plenty fast. My complaint is with the touchpad. It is jerky and the two-finger scroll is unreliable. A standard right-side scroll stripe would be much better.
Summary: Best thin and light available for the money. Battery life is unparalleled for a laptop. 10 hours of battery is easily reachable in the "Quiet Office" power setting, one of 4 power modes that you can easily switch between by touching the top left power chooser/express launcher. In max performance mode, 6 hours is the max.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display, Quiet
Cons: Face recognition software, Hard drive not silent, Lid edge build quality, Trackpad consistency, Volume adjustment, Webcam quality
Summary: I really like this laptop. The best part is the battery life, you just can't beat that! Everything else is great too. Nothing is perfect, so three things that I can come up for this laptop that I wish can be slightly better are: 1. From time to time, it can have some lagging time during heavy graphic pages browsing. (I haven't done any gaming on it yet, but I doubt it will handle too well) 2. My laptop has some faint ticking sounds from time to time.
Pros: Comfortable Keyboard, Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Quality Display