That’s right, UPS just delivered the new ASUS UL30Vt-X1 and I am so excited! I had it on pre-order 2 days ago then it was available for shipping yesterday on Amazon, then I got it today!
The front view, the ASUS UL30Vt-X1 feels really light and exactly how I imagined it would be.
Here’s a photo showing you how slim it is. It ain’t as slim as the new Dell Adamo or the Macbook Air but with 12+ hours battery life and price tag of $799.99, I will take two of these UL30Vt-X1s, thank you very much.
Here’s another side view with external VGA, HDMI outputs, and 1 USB port.
All ASUS laptops/netbooks now come with multi-touch pad, which is great since you don’t need an external mouse as the two-finger scroll is really efficient (once you get good at it like me.).
SD card slot, microphone, speaker jack, 2 more USB ports, and ethernet jack. Sorry, there’s no CD/DVD drive as this laptop is supposed to be ultra thin and lightweight.
I prefer not to have a CD/DVD drive anyways, they just add weight to your laptop. Plus, you can always hook up an external CD drive or just use something like MagicCD for emulating CD roms.
The ASUS UL30Vt-X1 comes with 1.3Ghz Intel SU7300 Core 2 Duo Processor (which can be overclocked to 1.7Ghz using on-board ASUS power management software), 4GB of DD3 memory (upgradable to 8GB), 500GB of HDD, Windows 7 Home Premium, wireless 802.11b/g/n, 13.3″ HD 1366 x 768 resolution LCD, switchable Nvidia graphic adapters,bluetooth, and 12+ hours of battery life.
So far, on based testing with the power settings at its highest setting plus the Nvidia G210M in the works, the ASUS UL30Vt-X1 is doing quite well with HD streaming.
I should have a review of HD 1080P video rendering times, something I need for the CES 2010 Show.
My recommendation? Get one of these ASUS UL30Vt-X1 if you need a laptop that does everything but can go for all day without recharging.
Here’s the video of me unboxing the ASUS UL30Vt-X1: