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.
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.
Review after six months of use. Be careful with the hard drive.
25 April 2011
Summary: I have benefited greatly by reading the reviews from customers about different products in Amazon.com. However, I think that many of the reviews related to this product were written right after the computer came out of the box or maybe just a few days later. I bought this computer six months ago and today I just received it back from ASUS since I had to send it in because the hard drive just stopped working.
Summary: As stated by other reviewers, the ASUS UL30A runs cool, quite, and for a long time on battery power. However, the touchpad is the worst I have ever used. It will operate only with a very, very light touch. Push with a little too much finger pressure and there is no response--the cursor will not move. In comparison, the touchpad on my wife's Toshiba netbook works perfectly with a wide range of finger pressure.
After months of research, I'm glad I chose this laptop
Adam W. S., Amazon
5 December 2010
Summary: I am a 1st year medical student and needed an inexpensive laptop, with good battery life that I could use to take notes. I researched netbooks and small laptops for over 3 months and after reading probably one hundred reviews decided on this one. Many different computer and laptop magazines gave this laptop raving reviews, however some of the Amazon reviews raised some red flags for me.
Summary: I purchased this laptop primarily because the price was just as good as other laptops with the same specs, but it had the Accidental Damage Warranty provided by ASUS. THAT WAS A MISTAKE. DO NOT DEPEND ON THIS WARRANTY. Horrible customer service experience continues... About 6 months after buying my laptop and registering for the ADW, I dropped my laptop and cracked the screen. Bummer, but I remembered I had the ADW.
Summary: I saw in the amazon forums that there were wireless problems with this model last year, but that an ASUS representative had posted in November to say that they were limited and had been fixed. I just received my notebook yesterday, and the signal is so week I have to sit right next to the wireless router to get any reception at all.
Summary: I was very careful in my search for an ultra-portable and finally decided on this ASUS. The other candidate was the Toshiba T235-S1350 with the longer battery life of the UL30-A2 being the deal breaker. The GOOD: Because this laptop does not have an optical drive it is extremely light and was much lighter than anticipated. And at less than an inch thick its profile lends to extreme portability.