ASUS UL30A gets reviewed, adored

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If you're looking for a 13.3-inch ultraportable with some style, reasonable performance and a sub-$1,000 price tag then, according to NetbookLive, you should immediately be wiring your money to ASUS.  They've

been reviewing



, and reckon it's actually the best ultraportable on offer in its price-bracket.

Earning particular praise are the specifications – which start with Intel's Core 2 Duo SU9600 from the company's CULV range, and then bolt on 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard-drive and GMA 4500 graphics – and the connectivity; ASUS stuff not only WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth inside this particular notebook, but the UL30A also gets an integrated 3G modem.  The battery – rated for up to 9hrs – managed a healthy 6, and build quality is high.

In the minuses column are a chiclet keyboard that shows more flex than you'd want, an insanely glossy display and a mere 0.3-megapixel webcam.  Not bad at all, and while we'll save our own enthusiasm until we have a chance to go hands-on with the ASUS UL30A ourselves, this certainly seems to be a vote for the compact ultraportable.