Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Asus U30Jc-1A Review
Trying to eke out both long battery life and speedy performance—especially 3D performance—from a thin-and-light notebook can be a lesson in futility. But Asus’s new U-Series of thin-and-lights attempts gives it a very credible shot by employing Nvidia’s Optimus technology, which allows the notebook to engage its power-hungry graphics-processing unit (GPU) only when needed. The rest of the time, it runs on the notebook's more battery-friendly integrated graphics. The first U-Series notebook out the door is the $899 U30Jc-1A, which features a 13.3-inch display. This first foray strikes an excellent balance among performance, battery life, and price...