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.
I coulda been somebody, I coulda been a contender!
Amazon Customer "MovieFreak", Amazon
28 July 2010
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: 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.
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.
Summary: ok I've had this laptop for about... 3-4 months now and I have my personal thoughts about it (I'll make it as short and to the point as possible). Pros: -biggest wow is the battery life, I'm on campus ALL day without a recharge. I love how I can find a seat ANYWHERE and be good while others are going around like headless chickens clucking around for an outlet -When closed, it's light and feels snug and sexy carrying it around. Aesthetically beautiful.
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: If you're like me, you research hours and hours before deciding what kind of laptop you want to get. It's a big purchase no doubt, and you want to make sure that you're getting a great laptop for your money, which is why you've taken the time to scroll all the way down the Amazon page to the customer review section. So while I'm procrastinating from studying for final exams next week, I'll write this review for the Asus UL-30A2.
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.
Summary: After 1 month of ownership (as of tomorrow), I'm extremely impressed. However, I'm giving it four stars simply due to a few things that ASUS could easily change to make it even better. First, before you consider buying one of these, you should realize what it's designed for. It's meant to be thin, light, and have extremely good battery life; it's NOT meant for extremely intensive tasks (video encoding, number crunching) or gaming.