We discover a new 13.3-inch ultraportable in size of marquee Asus Intel platform in Huron River with Sandy Bridge processor, the Asus U30S which already benefits from a comprehensive test.

Their version is equipped with a processor Sandy Bridge i5-2410M, 8GB DDR3, 500 GB 7200 rpm, with a 13.3-inch WXGA LED Backlight Bright (1366 768), a webcam with microphone, a DVD burner, card reader and a connector composed of modules n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS as well as audio ports, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and USB 2.0 (x3).

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On the design side, the Asus sports a sleek U30S thanks to its brushed aluminum casing and solid shows. However, it is rather thick (33-36 mm), which can not be explained in part its optical drive. Below, two traps are present for example access to memory.

Chiclet keyboard is good, is little bit noisy and flexes, providing a nice entry. The touchpad with aluminum finish is a good size and comfortable, especially for multi-touch. The tester would have preferred that the buttons are separate and not located on a single bar.

The screen is it standard because of its resolution and its treatment, with poor sightlines. The webcam is correct as the connection but the tester hopes the presence of a USB 3.0 for the final version (in stores). The audio portion signed Altec Lansing is good, with a handsome volume.