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5% Quidco.

Good price for a well reviewed more practical alternative to the netbooks currently on offer.
(Shame it doesn't have Ion graphics).

They say:

Hand picked for its stamina. The ASUS UL30A is our longest longest ultra thin laptop

The Asus UL30A is a hardworking machine developed for hardworking people.

Revolutionary Ultra Low Voltage technology (ULV) paired with an exclusive Asus GraphiX Boost ensures the UL30A is capable of delivering up to nine hours of battery life without compromising performance.

The energy efficient Intel® Celeron Dual Core processor is also designed to save power. Together with the 3GB RAM, the UL30A will run smoothly, letting you open many files simultaneously, without the worry of stalling or crashing.

Lightweight at 1.7kg, and slim at less than 1 inch thick, the UL30A is designed to take anywhere. Its tasteful brushed aluminium finish makes it a classic, and an item you will be proud to show off at meetings or the local coffee shop.

The brand new Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system is installed, giving you the freedom to choose how you want your desktop to be organised and is also faster at finding the information you need.

Watch, play and record TV, view presentations and movies on the 13.3 inch LED active matrix TFT screen and, thanks to Altec Lansing® and SRS Premium Sound, you will have an all-round entertainment package that sounds great.

It also sports integrated WiFi cabability, three USB ports and a massive 320GB hard drive that is big enough to store over 100,000 photos!

Not only is the Asus UL30A a stylish and ultra-portable notebook, it is designed with users in mind. It features a multi-gesture touchpad so you can zoom in and out of pictures via pinching, or navigate up and down pages by sliding your finger.

At work or on the go, the Asus UL30A will keep you connected all day long.

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#1
Really nice these, not tried performance out.
#2
http://media.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/products/3202281/Asus%20UL30A%20550.jpg
#3
There’s a review at TechReport which makes this sound a good deal and if it comes with the 8 cell battery it will run and run. I'm tempted and the 2 year warranty is a nice bonus.

http://techreport.com/r.x/asus-ul30a/battery-web.gif
#4
At this price it may well come with the Celeron 743 1.3GHz single core so worth checking as it’s hardly unusual for websites to list the wrong spec.
Here’s a link to Asus which shows the different Specifications available.

It's also available with a 4 cell battery which has at least 50% less than the 8 cell versions.
banned#5
Any details on whats the exact specs this machine will have, porcessor etc?

carphonewarehouse doesnt help much
#6
jonnyfixit
Any details on whats the exact specs this machine will have, porcessor etc? carphonewarehouse doesnt help much

Their website says:

Hard drive 320GB
Processor Intel Celeron (says Celeron Dual Core in Overview which likely means SU2300.)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Memory (RAM) 3 GB Memory

It only really misses out on the battery size.
#7
#8
Agharta
Their website says:

Hard drive 320GB
Processor Intel Celeron (says Celeron Dual Core in Overview which likely means SU2300.)
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Memory (RAM) 3 GB Memory

It only really misses out on the battery size.


Worth a check with CFW - but their spec gives battery life and weight corresponding to the larger 8 cell battery.
#9
Nice find I’ve left you some rep.

I think this might get more interest if you amended the title to give more info such as

Asus UL30A, 13.3”, 1.7Kg, CULV dual-core, 10 hour battery, 2 year warranty, 320GB, 3GB, Win7

Just a thought as I think this is great value for this class of machine; assuming CPW got the specs right. :)
#10
Agharta
I think this might get more interest if you amended the title to give more info such as

Asus UL30A, 13.3”, 1.7Kg, CULV dual-core, 10 hour battery, 2 year warranty, 320GB, 3GB, Win7

Just a thought as I think this is great value for this class of machine; assuming CPW got the specs right. :)


I've updated the heading as you suggested...
#11
Fantastic deal. The price of this elsewhere is a good £150 more.
#12
Bertt
I've updated the heading as you suggested...

I hope it helps get the attention it deserves. :)
#13
MKICampaign
Fantastic deal. The price of this elsewhere is a good £150 more.


But those have the SU7300 processor and 4 gigs of RAM and so not directly comparable.

http://www.simplyasus.com/Product/id/678201

The above has an RRP of £599 and can be had for £549 while the CPW deal is £50 off £449. I'm not saying the CPW deal is bad, but its not as big of a deal as you suggest.
#14
ghost101
But those have the SU7300 processor and 4 gigs of RAM and so not directly comparable.

http://www.simplyasus.com/Product/id/678201

The above has an RRP of £599 and can be had for £549 while the CPW deal is £50 off £449. I'm not saying the CPW deal is bad, but its not as big of a deal as you suggest.


I'm assuming that the laptop mentioned is the following (note the correct link to Asus UK).

http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8CwAK6XZ0pekc7aI

There is only one processor option for this, the SU7300. The link also lists 4GB of RAM (but states that only 3GB will be shown with a 32bit OS).

The CPW specs are vague and inconsistent (references to both UL30/UL30A and Dual Core/Celeron). It is hard to tell exactly what the spec is based on the CPW site but if this is the UL30A Asus UK only list the one variant.

If this is the case my comment still stands. :thumbsup:
#15
MKICampaign
I'm assuming that the laptop mentioned is the following (note the correct link to Asus UK). http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8CwAK6XZ0pekc7aI
There is only one processor option for this, the SU7300. The link also lists 4GB of RAM (but states that only 3GB will be shown with a 32bit OS).
The CPW specs are vague and inconsistent (references to both UL30/UL30A and Dual Core/Celeron). It is hard to tell exactly what the spec is based on the CPW site but if this is the UL30A Asus UK only list the one variant.
If this is the case my comment still stands. :thumbsup:

It’s not unusual for there to be multiple versions of a product that aren’t all listed on the manufacturer’s website so for me this is an unknown. I’d be very surprised if they supply the Core 2 Duo and 4GB at this price though.
#16
MKICampaign
I'm assuming that the laptop mentioned is the following (note the correct link to Asus UK).

http://uk.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8CwAK6XZ0pekc7aI

There is only one processor option for this, the SU7300. The link also lists 4GB of RAM (but states that only 3GB will be shown with a 32bit OS).

The CPW specs are vague and inconsistent (references to both UL30/UL30A and Dual Core/Celeron). It is hard to tell exactly what the spec is based on the CPW site but if this is the UL30A Asus UK only list the one variant.

If this is the case my comment still stands. :thumbsup:


You need to go on the global site.

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8CwAK6XZ0pekc7aI

CPU options are

Celeron 743, Celeron SU2300, C2D SU7300. And RAM amounts vary. Batteries also vary.

And here's someone that has bought one, that named the actual processor.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18103574

As the Agharta poster said. The price is too good to be the same as the £549 model.

In the US they seem to have every combination possible

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ul30a&x=0&y=0
#17
ghost101
You need to go on the global site.

http://www.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=8CwAK6XZ0pekc7aI

CPU options are

Celeron 743, Celeron SU2300, C2D SU7300. And RAM amounts vary. Batteries also vary.

And here's someone that has bought one, that named the actual processor.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18103574

As the Agharta poster said. The price is too good to be the same as the £549 model.

In the US they seem to have every combination possible

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=ul30a&x=0&y=0


Thanks for the info. Looks like Asus UK don't even list this variant but I did find info on other sites.

Looking at the thread you mentioned and some performance figures, the SU2300 doesn't appear to be too much of a downgrade.

Any idea which battery is in it? The Asus site states

8 cells: 4400/5600 mAh.

Obviously it won't be the 4 cell version with the quoted real life performance from the other thread.

Given this is the slightly cut down version, is the RRP £449?
#18
I bought this when CPW was doing it for £450 just before Xmas and it's a cracking machine. It has the single core CULV processor SU2300, and has the 8 cell battery. It last for around 9 hours.
16:9 wide screen 13.3" screen, Altec Lansing speakers

Now it's dropped to £399, I have recommended it to a friend, as there is nothing in this price range if you're after a ultra-portable. It beats Netbooks hands down
#19
eagle-i
I bought this when CPW was doing it for £450 just before Xmas and it's a cracking machine. It has the single core CULV processor SU2300, and has the 8 cell battery. It last for around 9 hours.

How much RAM does it have and how big is the HDD?

The SU2300 is a Celeron dual core CULV - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42779
#20
thanks op, good laptop for general use.
#21
has this got tv out ? i.e. vga, dvi or hdmi - can't find any info on that so assuming it has no video output ???
#22
I am very interested in this...
Went to CPW today... The Screen is alot brighter than sharper than the similar priced laptop.
They have a sign saying can run up to 12hour.
Got express gate. 3gb ddr 3 ram , celeron dual cor su2300, 320gb, wifi n.
but no bluetooth i think....
I think i am going to get it.. anyone got it and post a review pls.
#23
I can confirm that the model number is QX110V but there doesn't seem to be any info online.
I received one yesterday from CPW after speaking to Asus about the spec and it has:
1.2 GHz SU2300 dual core processor
8-cell 5600mah battery
3Gb RAM
320Gb HD
Win 7 64-bit

Compared to the QX131V sold elsewhere I think this is a good deal as the major differences are:
1.3Ghz SU7300 processor (cpubenchmark of 998 compared to 915 for SU23000)
4Gb RAM
for £150 more.
#24
bestpricebob
has this got tv out ? i.e. vga, dvi or hdmi - can't find any info on that so assuming it has no video output ???


It has HDMI output.
#25
keluar
I am very interested in this...
Went to CPW today... The Screen is alot brighter than sharper than the similar priced laptop.
They have a sign saying can run up to 12hour.
Got express gate. 3gb ddr 3 ram , celeron dual cor su2300, 320gb, wifi n.
but no bluetooth i think....
I think i am going to get it.. anyone got it and post a review pls.


Get it on the website as the shop I went into a few days ago didn't have it at the sale price, so you'll save £50 online!
#26
Thanks, I have received it today after ordering at online + quidco!
You get just under £20 cashback.. delivery takes1 working day.

Built in 64 bit windows 7 Premium.
3gb 800mhz DDR3, U2300 1.2GHz Processor
intel GMA 4500MHD Graphics, 8-cell 5600mah battery
Windows Experience Index : 3.7

Overall, I think it is well worth the money...
Thanks OP and everyone else who provided me the info
#27
osmyth
I can confirm that the model number is QX110V but there doesn't seem to be any info online.
I received one yesterday from CPW after speaking to Asus about the spec and it has:
1.2 GHz SU2300 dual core processor
8-cell 5600mah battery
3Gb RAM
320Gb HD
Win 7 64-bit

Compared to the QX131V sold elsewhere I think this is a good deal as the major differences are:
1.3Ghz SU7300 processor (cpubenchmark of 998 compared to 915 for SU23000)
4Gb RAM
for £150 more.


Agreed. The QX131V is the model I was getting confused with earlier in the thread due to CPW's ambiguous description.

I don't think the different processor and 1GB of RAM is worth the price difference. As another posted stated, it is far more usable than netbooks.
#28
I've just got one. So far I'm quite impressed with the speed comparing with all my previous Netbooks. I know it's not a netbook but not far from one either. Screen is not to bad for multimedia. Bright, glossy but not overly. Also good built quality and impressive sound.
#29
Looks amazing until you see its only a Celeron, at which point it becomes a rather expensive netbook instead of a ultra portable laptop.
#30
J400uk
Looks amazing until you see its only a Celeron, at which point it becomes a rather expensive netbook instead of a ultra portable laptop.


celeron dual core 64bit numb nuts

+ it's about as close to being a netbook as it is to the Pope declaring he's gay :thinking:
#31
GMA X4500MHD can handle HD apparently, search google.
#32
JPIZZLE
celeron dual core 64bit numb nuts


I work in IT, Celerons are the worse CPUs you can buy. All modern CPUs apart from the Atom (edit) are dual-core and x64.
#33
It's a CULV. What is your point exactly? It does what it's supposed to. If you need more power you are free to spend 200 - 300 pounds more.
#34
I am tpying on this now and the processor is CULV U2300 1.2 GHz processor, single core. I don't know how many cells the battery has, is there any way to check. All I can say is it lasts a long time. Was charged on Sat and was down to 10% at 8:00 today. I bought mine from CPW
#35
Intel® Celeron Dual Core processor..........no.
#36
Agharta
How much RAM does it have and how big is the HDD?

The SU2300 is a Celeron dual core CULV - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=42779


It has 3Gb of RAM and a 320Gb HDD
#37
bestpricebob
has this got tv out ? i.e. vga, dvi or hdmi - can't find any info on that so assuming it has no video output ???


It has HDMI connector and a VGA, 3 USB and an SDCard slot
#38
J400uk
I work in IT, Celerons are the worse CPUs you can buy.

Celerons have often been poor but not always (300A was very good) but the latest batch of 45nm versions with 1MB of cache are fine.
The difference between a C2D CULV 1.3GHz with 3MB cache and this Celeron @ 1.2GHz with 1MB cache is not large for the type of applications that such a machine will typically run.
The 10% performance gap certainly isn’t worth the price differential for me.
#39
J400uk
I work in IT, Celerons are the worse CPUs you can buy. All modern CPUs apart from the Atom and dual-core and x64.


Simply untrue.

The difference between the ULV dual-core Celeron and ULV Core 2 at the same clock speed is around 5-10% in synthetic benchmarks, and imperceptible in everyday use.

"Working in IT" is a very general term. We have web designers at work who couldn't tell you what a Core 2 Duo is.
#40
Agharta;7624438
I hope it helps get the attention it deserves. :)

Caught my attention... Bloomin' corker on the face of it for the price.

I'll keep an eye out for feedback on the specs as this is threatening my back pocket plastic... Oh 'eck!

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