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.
Summary: I really can't think of anything negative to say about this wonderful laptop. - The battery life is phenomenal. I no longer have to get to class 20 minutes early to hunt down an outlet. The battery lasts me the entire day. I had a great time trying to run out the battery with wifi on, web browsing, microsoft word, chat programs, etc. and I got 9 hours out of it. That is AMAZING. - First thing I noticed was how gorgeous this laptop is.
Summary: I'm something of a "road warrior" who is frequently away from my office on business, and this is my 9th laptop computer in the past 22 years. I love everything about it! The screen is sharp and bright, the keyboard is well laid out and a pleasure to use, it's fast, light, good looking, has lots of RAM, a large hard drive, plenty of USB ports (3), great speakers for a laptop, exceptional battery life, runs cool and quiet, boots quickly, well priced considering all the...
Summary: I'm a college student and this is the perfect computer for me. Reviews on this site are very accurate, and I got exactly what I was expecting to get. Pros: Lightweight, good keyboard, battery life (appx 10 hours), function hotkeys, video output and SD slot, charges quickly, performs multiple tasks with no problem, windows 7 nice to use. Cons: Aesthetics only. Does show fingerprints and dust excessively.
Summary: Best in class, price/performance. ASUS is excellent quality, highly recommended. Much better than netbook, better performance/battery in similar form factor. pro: +battery life: 12 hour max is true for light use (word processing), 8 hours heavy use is extremely reasonable, much better than 4 hours max for other laptops +performance: low voltage core2 duo is powerful- even though it says 1.3ghz, still far outperforms any atom/turion/pentium/celeron budget trash processors...
Summary: This little laptop is a wonder. It's a beautiful piece of hardware, runs very quick, multitasks great, is dead silent, and I'm getting 10-12 hours of battery life on stock configuration. I've never seen anything like this; you just keep using it and using it and using it. Even when I've got every MS Office program running at once + a bunch of Firefox tabs + iTunes playing music, I still get 6-7 hours. I was pleasantly surprised how little bloatware came with it.
Summary: Just received my Asus UL30A-X5 yesterday. After much review, and a try-out with an Acer 1410, I decided that I wanted a full-sized chiclet/island keyboard and the larger screen. I'm already quite pleased with my decision. At the <$700 price point, this is an excellent notebook. Pros - Keyboard. A pleasure to type on. - Touchpad. It drags at first, but once you get some finger oil on it, and change the pointer speed, it's one of the best that I've used.
Summary: I recently purchased the Asus UL30A-X5 through Amazon and am very pleased with my decision. Let me first begin by briefly explaining what I was looking for in a new laptop, as I believe that will give the reader better information when deciding if this laptop is right for them. I am currently a student on a budget and was looking for the following: 1) Less than $700 in price, 2) Screen size between 13-14", 3) Windows 7 already installed (I didn't want an older computer...
Summary: I really love this computer despite the facts that it has some issues. I really like the finish, it's very thin, less than 1 inch, but by no means is thinner than the macbook air. The casing is very sexy, it looks very nice from all angles. The keyboard is amazing, the only problem is that it has a little flex but its not the end of the world I can type pretty well.
Summary: I was suggested this laptop by a friend saying it was a good machine, and sure enough, I love it! The battery so far has given me 9 hours of use after being fully charged, of course display settings had to be altered. The chick-let keys are a bonus to easy usage/typing.