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ASUS Laptop U30 Series U30JC-A1 Intel Core i3 1st Gen 350M (2.26 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce 310M 13.3" Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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  • Intel Core i3 1st Gen 350M (2.26 GHz)
  • 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310M
  • 1366 x 768
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
5/ 5
Perfect Balance of Size and Performance

Pros: I am a fan of the chiclet style keyboard, screen is very bright for a laptop, screen hinges seem sturdy, love the brushed aluminum lid and palmrest, quiet, fairly lightweight, not too small or too big. The dedicated graphics isn't fantastic, but I can't imagine serious gaming on that screen size anyway.

Cons: Black plastic around screen smudges easily, but is an improvement over many ASUS laptops made entirely of that same plastic. I found switching between integrated and dedicated graphics somewhat confusing, and I'm disappointed that it's not as customizable as I had hoped. No eggs deducted though, because the computer does actually switch between them reliably.

Other Thoughts: This laptop seems to get the same, if not slightly better battery life from the dedicated graphics card when doing some light web browsing or using microsoft office programs.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Very balanced, lightweight notebook

Pros: -Excellent battery life (assuming you use the appropriate built-in and simple power settings). I usually get 3-4 hours during gaming and 6.5-7 if just surfing the web/typing.

-Good balance between graphics/processing power and portability

-Sleek design (brushed aluminum)

-Lightweight

Cons: -Quiet speakers. Laptop speakers are never phenomenal, but these are more quiet than normal.

-Bloatware. Lots of it. Irritating, but I had it all removed in about 15 minutes.

-No recovery DVD! A program is provided to make your own, but this would probably be my biggest reservation.

Other Thoughts: I bought this laptop for light gaming, word processing/net-surfing etc., with a possible eye towards a bit of audio/video editing. So far it has performed admirably, no hardware problems at all. If you don't plan on playing any games, I would recommend looking elsewhere as you could save a good bit by going with just an integrated graphics card. It was a bit pricey, but I'm really satisfied!

In regards to some concerns that noticed other reviewers had when I was researching this model:
-The "soft" keyboard has not been a problem... typing on it feels natural
-Screen and glossy black plastic does collect fingerprints....which are easily wiped off using the shammy provided by Asus in the box.
-I have not needed to interact with Asus's customer service department at all, so I have no comment on that.

Also: YES, this laptop will easily run StarCraft II on medium graphics settings. High settings work too, but can cause the computer to stutter during online Battle.net play.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
decent laptop

Pros: Pretty fast, inexpensive.
Outside is pretty.
Battery life is really long - I never have to think about plugging it in.

Cons: Keyboard is squishy.
Screen is really shiny and fingerprints / smudges easily.

Other Thoughts: Decent laptop. I don't have the emotional connection with it that I had with some previous laptops. Maybe I'm just getting older.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
1/ 5
Extremely bad Asus support!!!

Pros: No opinion since product has been with Asus since I bought it

Cons: * Asus posted a bad bios (V210) on their website, which caused the laptop to no longer boot. This required a motherboard replacement.
* Asus' repair facility broke a cable during the replacement of the motherboard. Replacement cables are not available.

Other Thoughts: I opened service # 861335 with Asus. In the past 7 days, I have spoken to 3 customer service agents, and two supervisors (Allan and Judy) for countless of hours. There is nobody at Asus that can tell me when a replacement cable will be available.
Due to this ridiculous situation I requested a replacement notebook - which was also refused.
So, gross incompetence and a total lack of customer care at Asus is what I am faced with. I do not know if I will ever get my laptop back in a working order. Therefore, be careful in your product selection. While a laptop might work OK, should it break is when your nightmare will start!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5

Pros: Bought for college. Not there yet, but toting it around so far has been a breeze. Very portable: screen is just the right size, and it's pretty light. Plays all the games I want it to. Very well-balanced in general. The battery life is the icing on the cake. I can take this out for the day and just leave the cord at home. I would definitely take this computer, over a computer that was better but with short battery life. It's just SO convenient.

The look of the laptop is something I can really appreciate. The brushed metal does not attract fingerprints. Love the keyboard. The trackpad is just a trackpad, not some media shortcut monstrosity.

Cons: Preinstalled bloaty junk. Be prepared to uninstall all this junk before using the laptop. No recovery disk, not even a plain copy of Windows 7, which is frustrating at the least (there is a CD with drivers on it, but that's all). Wish the screen was anti-glare. Dislike the buttons for the trackpad, but that's sort of personal preference. I thought I had avoided the glossy black plastic, but they put it around the screen, which also loves fingerprints.

This thing does not feel extremely sturdy. Mainly, the top half with the screen is pretty thin. If you're planning to be rough with your laptop, get a thinkpad instead, because I don't know how much abuse this machine could take (not willing to try, either).

Other Thoughts: All of those cons don't add up to enough to subtract one egg for me. This laptop is absolutely perfect for my uses, which do not involve very intense gaming, so mileage may vary. When I mean perfect, I mean I have absolutely NO regrets in purchasing this laptop.

So, in all: Portable, attractive, and powerful enough to satisfy the casual gamer.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty good

Pros: -Awesome battery life
-Light
-Brushed aluminum plating

Overall its a nicely built laptop.

Cons: The SRS sound premium glitches at times. It seems to be more of a hardware issue because it'll occasionally lag the entire system and cause the music to freeze up for about a second. Then it continues going. When this happens, the system locks for that brief second, no mouse movement, movies stop etc.

Looking for a solution.

Other Thoughts: The price is a bit much... Probably could've bought a slightly less powerful lappy for a couple hundred dollars less but the graphical power is nice enough to not make me want to send it back for a different one. :)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Not a bad laptop at all

Pros: I went to this 13in laptop from a 15in dell with 1 hour of battery life. Needless to say, I'm impressed. The thing is ridiculously fast. I tossed in a 120GB SSD from day 1 and this beast flies. It plays TF2 and other source games like a champ. I'm hoping it'll handle SC2 without a problem, but I assume it will.

Cons: -Not the best Screen. This thing has pretty lame viewing angles.
-Fan makes odd rattling noise. I'm not sure why, but the fan just seems to make an odd rattle. When I squeeze the laptop together near the fan, it stops making the noise. Maybe something's just not tightened completely. Never had a problem with cooling, though.
-Wish Keyboard could be illuminated. There are no dedicated buttons for volume or screen brightness, so when the lights are out, I can't see what keyboard shortcuts control what. Lame.

Other Thoughts: This is the first laptop I've spent over 600 dollars on and I think it's very worth it. I was contemplating this or a 13in MBP. Both are very worthy of your money, but I feel like the optimus and i3 edge the MBP out by juuust enough. Being 300 dollars cheaper doesn't hurt either.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
asus u30j

Pros: Very cool lappie, battery life is nice but if ur straight gaming will last like 4 hours. The laptop is a solid build stainless steal construction. It also comes with adw so that means u can drop it break with hammer or throw in ur fireplace and asus will replace one time for one year. I did this actually the first day i had it i dropped a shandaleer on it and it sucked, cracked the lcd the shandaller weighs like 50 pounds. No clue how it didnt toast the whole lappie. Anyways very cool lappie... other options the alienware 11 inch. NO WAY get this laptop if u r on a plane and want to game with cool battery life. Very small kinda heavy but thats because its got alot under the hood

Cons: None that i can think of....

Other Thoughts: BUY IT its freaking cheap compared to other lappies this size and as a matter of fact there are no other lappies this size with this mpower

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