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.
Ideal laptop for its intended purpose at very resonable pricing
Jean Ly, Amazon
14 May 2010
Summary: Having owned this laptop for about 3 months now. It is a nice laptop that fits well within your laps and its light for everyday portability. Its well suited for someone like myself who needs a light notebook to work on and do daily simple task: email, documentations, spreadsheets, surfing the wed, youtube and typing reports. The ul30a-x5 is not perfect though.
Summary: I was afraid I would be compromising performance coming from a fully loaded Dell XPS M1330. My Dell system was lightning fast but was not dependable. Within one year I had to have it serviced over 12 times and finally had the whole system replaced under Dell's warranty. I decided to sell it and take my chances with the new ULV processor. I was a bit sketchy at first because a lot of critics were comparing it to the Atom processor.
Excerpt: Build quality is meh. A bit of creeking by palm rests. And there is some flex to the ultra thin display. Highly portable, and battery life tops almost anything (go for the -A over -X for more batt life) comes with tons of crapware installed, so make sure to get rid of that. LCD quality is...
Summary: So after reading through all the other reviews I have a few minor things to add or suggest. First, the touchpad is not that bad. I have had the laptop for 2 weeks and after a few minor tweeks to the touchpad settings, it works like a thing of beauty. multitouch is excellent. Just remember there is no need to put a lot of pressure when you are trying to use the multitouch. Once you find the right pressure it works great.
Summary: I have been using laptops for close to 20 years. This is actually the most powerful and the least expensive laptop I have owned. The interesting thing that this machine has is the "express gate" boot up. If you don't read the intro instructions you might miss that it has 2 "on" buttons. One on the right and one the left. The left side on button boots up a linux based operating system in about 15 seconds.
I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender!
Amazon Customer "MovieFreak", Amazon
28 December 2009
Summary: Yup. This is a great little laptop, but minor niggles and annoying design choices keep it from being the perfect notebook/thin-and-light computer. The pros, as so many others have written it down before me: light-weight, powerful-enough for most purposes (I haven't tried running my Igor Pro codes on this yet), Win7 is pretty cool (I skipped Vista; Win7 = Vista cleaned up?
Summary: This laptop gets 5 stars itself, but ASUS gets 2 stars for service. Hope that you don't have any issues. About ASUS service: I purchased the UL30A-X5 from Amazon the day it was released. After about a week of use, I began to have problems with the hard drive (unsure if it was a problem with the drive itself or perhaps the connection to the motherboard). The HDD is the most delicate part of a laptop, so I wasn't upset because it happens.
Excerpt: Es un portátil perfecto para cualquier tipo de uso. Su tamaño es ideal puesto que no es tan pequeño como un notebook ni tan grande como un portátil normal. Otro de sus puntos fuertes es la duración de la batería (de hasta 8 horas) con varios modos de ahorro de energía. El ratón también es muy cómodo así como el teclado.
Pros: Duración batería, tamaño y peso, precio . . .
Cons: El lector CD/DVD es extraíble, los altavoces . . .
Summary: Niedliches Netbook mit einer wirklich beeindruckenden Batterielaufzeit. Da ich es hauptsächlich mobil einsetze, habe es wegen der wesentlich kürzeren Zeit zum hochfahren unter Ubuntu laufen. Die Installation war völlig problemlos. Einzig das Touchpad ist zu empfindlich. Ohne Maus geht fast gar nichts.