Low-voltage ASUS UL30A reviewed

asusPretty good marks already for the $799 ultraportable ASUS UL30A notebook, as the machine garners a LAPTOP Editors’ Choice award for its ten-hour battery life, nice design, and adequate horsepower.

Other niceties include a sizeable island keyboard, good touchpad, bright 13.3-inch HD screen, and a thickness of less than an inch.

Conversely, the four-pound weight seems a bit on the heavy side, the 0.3-megapixel webcam is an afterthought, and subpar 3D video abilities.

On the whole, though, the long battery life in spite of the relatively powerful dual-core CPU, along with the $799 price tag make the UL30A “a compelling value,” according to LAPTOP.