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Hi all. I was gutted when I saw that the carphone warehouse were selling the ul30a on offer a few months ago but it ended. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asus-ul30a-laptop-ultra-thin-ulv-su/669875

All my local stores were out of stock and they informed me there were no more coming in so I rang CPW direct sales number on 0800 049 0049 and quoted the product number ASUUL30 and hey presto they have them! I don't know how many are left but good luck!

Also these now come with a years free bullguard security which is an added bonus!

its 349quid with free next day delivery
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#1
Shame no quidco if you have to ring up/buy in store. Still hot though, as there is no better 13" ULV laptop for the price.
#2
Excellent ultraportable laptops, have recommended them to several people, anyone who's bought one loves them.

Have just bought the higher spec model of the UL30A with better processor/memory/bluetooth from PC World for £400 (display model, lived in a glass case for all its life) - sadly was just the one left!
#3
i have to agree richardmoo! mine is charging at the mo so I havn't had a proper play but it is a VERY good looking piece of kit
#4
scrapsmac
i have to agree richardmoo! mine is charging at the mo so I havn't had a proper play but it is a VERY good looking piece of kit


I noticed one problem on mine Sound gets crackly and popped.
I installed some newer sound drivers (64 Win from the Asus site or the sound chip vendor) sound is MUCH better still breaks up with with uTorrent running in background when the CPU utilisation hit 50%.

The build in sound on this is very good, let me know if anyone else has this problem?

Great laptop, small wobble on the battery minor. Best laptop great battery



Edited By: frownbreaker on Sep 10, 2010 18:33: extra text
#5
Just a heads up but the black UL30A with the higher spec (core2duo) that O2 are giving away with a mobile broadband deal are popping up on ebay for decent prices.
#6
It you can afford it then find a model with the SU7300 processor; but for the price this is a great little machine even with the SU2300 celeron. :thumbsup:
#7
Yeahhh

I bought this just over a month ago from CPW and it is the best netbook / small laptop I have owned.
Had the 8.9 Acer Ones, 10" Samsung NC10, Samsung N140 and the HP 311c and this is the most expensive but beats the others hands down.

Battery is amazing !! Size is also nice .. slim jim!

Keyboard is also very nice .. never had a 'chiclet' keyboard before and just nice !

Screen is very nice indeed .. shiny (glossy) so some people put off but I like it. The sammys I had, had great non-shiny screens but this is in fact nicer.

Having HDMI is one of the main reasons for me buying and needed for output to my LCDs.

The 'Express Gate' instant on utility (small power button on the left) boots up into some useful apps very quickly (Web, Skype ..) and is a hidden part of the HDD and takes up about 15MB I think.

But ..

I have pulled the 320GB hard drive (easy slot underneath) and put a Kingston 64GB SSD from ebuyer and it was quiet nefore now silent. I mean SILENT ! Faster bootup speed into normal windows (bootup a bit faster not 10 seconds to browsing the web though) and browsing is much faster just seems to load pages that much quicker. (Had to reinstall Win7 to the SSD but was fast and I lost the Express Gate partition and facility).

Pulled one 1Gb RAM module (also easy slot underneath) and added another 2Gb off fleabay (same mnfr as inside already) .. not much different speedwise.

Windows index is the SAME - 3.4 with new SSD and mem :-(

I have also bought the UL30 Bluetooth card also off fleabay which MIGHT fit in as there should be a connector underneath, but a bit of a faff (understatement). I did buy a cheap micro BT adapter and it just works straight away in Windows no need for changing stack etc. (have a BT mouse and phone I sync too).

Don't play games but use Office apps and they load very quickly.

I had a Zeroshock IV case for my old HP311c but it was too big so got a crumpler case which was designed for the Macbook and it does fit the UL30 perfectly .. from amazon. It was 23 when I bought it but gone up a little .. very nice and PERFECT fit for the computer. Bigger than you expect though.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crumpler-Hard-Laptop-Hardshell-Sleeve/dp/B001699RCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=computers&qid=1284146665&sr=8-1

Also added a second WiFi aerial from fleabay but to be honest the reception to my 3G WiFi router was excellent in most places in the house, but anyway small addition.

Last update might be the backlit keyboard but you need to solder so would probably invalidate the 1 year warranty.

Overall very very happy with this and would definitely recommend.
:-)

Edited By: jomppa on Sep 10, 2010 20:41: missed cpw
#8
beware the wireless card problems - just google "ul30a+wireless"
#9
I am very happy with my 311C for £230
but this faster and very good looking
Apple stylin;

COCO
#10
le_jaeger
beware the wireless card problems - just google "ul30a+wireless"


Didn't have any in mine but added a 3 quid card in case. But to be honest I had full 5 bars always before I fitted the card. I think I just like tinkering with netbooks.
#11
I_SHOULD_COCO
I am very happy with my 311C for £230
but this faster and very good looking
Apple stylin;

COCO


Yes the 311c was OK but the mousepad was uttely annoying. why they created it with a smooth surface is insane. The UL30 has lots of small dimples and it works well. The 311c also started to stutter playing AVIs sometimes (even though it had the dedicated ION chipset) and this hasn't touchwood yet - maybe due to dual processors !
#12
scrapsmac
i have to agree richardmoo! mine is charging at the mo so I havn't had a proper play but it is a VERY good looking piece of kit


I was SHOCKED how good looking it was. For 350 it seems a bargain in my books. Yes I have its at updated bits at a cost but can always pop back original gear when selling later and to be honest doesn't need pimping up at all as it is excellent as is. Solid build quality too.
#13
Wonderful machine.

Just buy one.
#14
I have the CPW one and I'm pleased with it so far. Not sure why people say the wireless is weak. I've connected mine in places where I can't get a signal on my iPod touch or my old Asus EEE.
#15
I'm using one at the moment and loved everything apart from it's touch pad. Just too sensitive and I missed the side scroll feature on my 6 year old dell.

Anyone can suggest how they made their touch pad more user friendly?
#16
wiltonson
I'm using one at the moment and loved everything apart from it's touch pad. Just too sensitive and I missed the side scroll feature on my 6 year old dell.

Anyone can suggest how they made their touch pad more user friendly?


You should be able to turn down the sensetivity. I think it supports multi finger gestures (e.g. slide two fingers down to scroll down).
#17
have already installed the latest elan smart pad software and reduced sensitivity to the max but doesn't really eliminate the almost-random-clicks.
the two finger scrolling can be a hit and miss. a bit annoying
#18
Very little difference between benchmarks for SU7300 and SU3200 for the price difference.

Am writing on my UL30A now, and it's been awesome so far, the sound is genuinely excellent compared to other laptops I've had, I haven't had any of the wireless problems and it's lovely with my 640gb Samsung drive in it :) Much better than a netbook for not much more money, can upgrade the ram to 4gb if you really need it for just £20. I also don't get the touchpad jumps, though double tapping for new tab doesn't always work.

Great buy and genuine bargain if there ever was one!
#19
wiltonson
have already installed the latest elan smart pad software and reduced sensitivity to the max but doesn't really eliminate the almost-random-clicks. the two finger scrolling can be a hit and miss. a bit annoying

Agree the pad is a bit sensitive, but don't agree about the two finger scrolling. I find it excellent. On the odd occasion it does not take I just give a quick two finger double tap before scrolling. I miss this feature a lot when surfing on other laptops.
#20
Great laptops


I bought 4 for the family...they really are that good!
#21
jomppa
I_SHOULD_COCO
I am very happy with my 311C for £230
but this faster and very good looking
Apple stylin;

COCO


Yes the 311c was OK but the mousepad was uttely annoying. why they created it with a smooth surface is insane. The UL30 has lots of small dimples and it works well. The 311c also started to stutter playing AVIs sometimes (even though it had the dedicated ION chipset) and this hasn't touchwood yet - maybe due to dual processors !


Stuttering on the 311c ION Netbooks during media playback was actually the hdd controller drivers, uninstall present ones and let windows install its built in ones on reboot, not another problem (I have 2 of them and both are fine once this was done in Win7)
#22
Can anyone tell me if the laptop gets hot under the laptop after long use? My current laptop litterally burns my legs after a couple hours. Also my track pad gets really hot as well and starts burning ur figures. Is this a problem with this laptop with these ULV cpus?
#23
Can anyone tell me if the laptop gets hot under the laptop after long use? My current laptop litterally burns my legs after a couple hours. Also my track pad gets really hot as well and starts burning ur figures. Is this a problem with this laptop with these ULV cpus?


using mine now for about an hour! its still nice and cool. no heat whatsoever!
#24
Burr_ger
Can anyone tell me if the laptop gets hot under the laptop after long use? My current laptop litterally burns my legs after a couple hours. Also my track pad gets really hot as well and starts burning ur figures. Is this a problem with this laptop with these ULV cpus?

Boasts Ice Cool Palm Rest! Not sure I would go that far but it is always very comfortable temp. Never felt any real heat from it apart from hot air coming out the vent at the back of the left side after hours of use. Never uncomfortable.

Edited By: Plum on Sep 11, 2010 13:19: a vowel please Carol
#25
Cannot find the deal. good laptop though. Highly recommended.
#26
Jellybeans you've got to ring up their direct sale line. the numbers up there in the description. Quote ASUUL30 as the product code and they should have them
#28
Exactly which model is this, cos searching for UL30A brings up only the "ASUS UL30A QX131V" which is apparently about 5/600 quid?

http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=ul30a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=DZOLTJ_rHMOQjAeYhLWgBg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC8QrQQwAA

Edit: should add, I'm on the lookout for a machine to replace a netbook... small(ish), light, battery life... but with webcam, BT and a reasonable processor. Thoughts?

Edited By: NikLP on Sep 11, 2010 16:08: Additional info
#29
I had one which I got from the CPW when it appeared last time here but have sold it.

It was a good laptop but I wouldn't buy another one - reasons are that keyboard felt too bouncy and not solid enough for me. Also when running on batteries I had a problem where the screen would flicker - quite a common issue on these.

It wasn't quite a netbook and not a full blown laptop - somehow it felt a bit weird?

Anyway, on the plus side it had a great battery 10+ hours and looked nice!

I'm now using an MSI U100+ which I got via here for £180 from Maplin - perfect for my day to day needs and use the Dell D630 for work.
#30
scrapsmac
Jellybeans you've got to ring up their direct sale line. the numbers up there in the description. Quote ASUUL30 as the product code and they should have them


Thanks scrapsmac.
#31
scrapsmac
Jellybeans you've got to ring up their direct sale line. the numbers up there in the description. Quote ASUUL30 as the product code and they should have them


Thanks scrapsmac.


Would've given u rep. But can't find how to do this anymore, since the interface changes.
#32

acer is no competition for asus
NikLP
Exactly which model is this, cos searching for UL30A brings up only the "ASUS UL30A QX131V" which is apparently about 5/600 quid?

http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=ul30a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=DZOLTJ_rHMOQjAeYhLWgBg&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CC8QrQQwAA


Edit: should add, I'm on the lookout for a machine to replace a netbook... small(ish), light, battery life... but with webcam, BT and a reasonable processor. Thoughts?

its got a different processor.. that one is su7300 wiht bluetooth etc..
this deal is very good still
#33
Would've given u rep. But can't find how to do this anymore, since the interface changes


haha thats cool man no worries

Also when running on batteries I had a problem where the screen would flicker - quite a common issue on these


had mine a couple of days now and no issues yet!

on the lookout for a machine to replace a netbook... small(ish), light, battery life... but with webcam, BT and a reasonable processor. Thoughts?


I love this laptop. it's very light and for me, the processor meets my needs: it manages HD content (720p and 1080p), it is zippy enough at day to day tasks. Battery life as you will read in many reviews is fantastic! It has a good little built-in webcam and also a nifty login feature that scans your face. pretty cool lol
#34
can anyone tell me the whole spec for this one from CPW?? also has anyone been able to phone up and get one?? i was looking at the HP laptop from save on laptops which is 299 http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-pavilion-dm1-1102sa-11-6-netbook/754360

which one would people reccomend, thanks again
#35
The spec is:
SU2300
13.3" Glossy Screen (1366x768)
Win 7 HP
3GB RAM (1066MHz)
320GB Seagate HDD 5400rpm
Integrated graphics, can't remember offhand what but plays 720p/1080p like a dream
Webcam / Card reader / HDMI
Battery Life, for me, at least 4 hrs with heavy usage

Compared to the HP, the ASUS has a larger screen, more RAM, marginally larger HDD, better battery life, but no Bluetooth.

Without having the HP in front of me that's all I can deduce from the specifications of each, but what I can say is you won't be disappointed with it! I love mine.
1 Like #36
bagged one of the black o2 ones with the 7300 not the 2300 from CEX today, in mint condition and a shade over £300.. am using it now, its fantastic for the money!
#37
original77
Is this the same one at Aria?fixed link

Yep.
Seems a good price although no stock from what I can tell.

Not had any dealings with this company myself.






Edited By: Plum on Sep 14, 2010 16:07: 1
#38
Still in stock as of today :)
#39
andrew1974
bagged one of the black o2 ones with the 7300 not the 2300 from CEX today, in mint condition and a shade over £300.. am using it now, its fantastic for the money!


thanks just got one this morning for £355. only has a 3gb ram though.
cex lost the box aswell boo
#40
Been looking to buy this notebook for a while. Was gutted when the product was removed from CPW website.

Thanks to hot deals, i bought one this morning 4 £349 and it will be delivered tommorow, In stock as of today.

Off to mexico for holidays next wednesday. This notebook will come in handy

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